Trouble in Mind is a new text written by a Johns Hopkins psychiatric clinician, educator, and researcher, aimed to answer fundamental questions about mental illness.


This website serves as an introduction to the book and to the author.

Mental illness remains the last frontier of medicine. We can identify and label disorders and often relieve distress, dysfunction, and dangerousness with psychiatric treatment, but we cannot explain how the mind goes wrong in mental illness. We cannot even explain how the mind operates in health—what is its function, and how does it arise from the brain?