Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Psychiatry & Psychology

A – J

Umut Akova
The enigma of mass psychogenic phenomena

Renato Alarcón
Honorio Delgado: A Latin-American psychiatrist, citizen of the world

Rachel Baer
The poetics of the body

Kate Baggott
A love-driven model of suicide prevention

Clayton Baker
“Hills Like White Elephants” and the collusion of non-communication

Arpan K. Banerjee
Book review: A History of Insanity and the Asylum

Marlene Oscar Berman
She changed her mind

Jesús Ramírez-Bermúdez
Delusions of being and nothingness

Cristóbal S. Berry-Cabán
Mrs. Dalloway and shell shock

Shaan Bhambra
The Montreal Experiments: Brainwashing and the ethics of psychiatric experimentation

Robert Biggar
Caring for the mentally ill: The cycle repeats itself

Basil Brooke
Meaning and the cognitive default

Melissa Castora-Binkley and Elizabeth Handing
Enhanced creativity in later life

Anthony G. Chesebro
De Profundis: Oscar Wilde’s narrative of mental anguish

Benjamin Chin-Yee
Heinz Lehmann and the dawn of psychopharmacology

Lawrence Climo
The patient who provided his own placebo and fully recovered
The mystique of psychiatry: A closer look

Henri Colt
Qualis artifex pereo

C. Ann Conn
Can the neuroaesthetics response unleash a path to psychosis?

Robert Craig
Mental hospital memories of another era

Jonathan Davidson
Christian Sibelius: Finland’s first professor of psychiatry

Katerina Dima
“…One must imagine Sisyphus happy”

Colleen Donnelly
Culture frames the experience and response to psychotic delusions

George Dunea
Henry Cotton: Pulling teeth to cure disease
Vincenzo Chiarugi, who freed the insane from their chains

Moises Enghelberg
Osteopathic medicine, touch and psychoanalysis: at a new crossroad

Nereida Esparza
Dr. Meadow’s Munchausen syndrome by proxy: The history and the controversy

Howard Fischer
“On Being Sane in Insane Places”: Psychiatric hospitalization as seen by Gabriel García Márquez and Dr. David Rosenhan
Dancing with spiders: Tarantellas and tarantism
The Barbie doll syndrome
John E. Fryer, M.D.: A majority of one
France’s most notorious serial killer
The Truman delusion: All the world’s a stage

Barend Florijn and Ad Kaptein
Suffocating in the bell jar: The euthanasia request by the unbearably suffering, depressed patient

James L. Franklin
Wilson on the couch: How Sigmund Freud and William C. Bullitt, an American diplomat, came to analyze the American president

Jessica Frost
F. Scott Fitzgerald and mental illness in Tender is the Night

S.T Gamage
When daydreaming becomes a problem

Amairani Gómez Rodríguez
Mental health issues in medical students: The prejudice and the injury

Laurie Elise Gordon
Heartache and complicated grief

Richard de Grijs and Daniel Vuillermin
Longitudinal lunacy: Science and madness in the eighteenth century

Akli Hadid
Portrayal of schizophrenia in movies

Geoff Hoppe
Poe’s murder mystery as a model of neurodiverse inclusion

Susan Jacob
Medical murder

Anne Jacobson
Carl Gustav Jung 
Viktor Frankl: The meaning of a life

Shaili Jain

Adela Janickova
Photography of La Salpêtrière at the service of art

Sergei Jargin
Uncle and nephew: Alcohol-related dementia

Migel Jayasinghe
Life coaching
Mindfulness meditation as psychotherapy
Motivation at work

David Jeffrey
Eye contact: A gateway to empathy

Sergei Jargin
Psychopathological aspects of the war in Ukraine

K – P

Kaitlin Kan
Rage against the machine

Robert Kaplan
Book review: The Guru, the Bagman and the Sceptic: A story of science, sex and psychoanalysis

Sylvia R. Karasu
Compassion failure, schadenfreude, and the fall of Icarus

Montserrat Lusarreta Kawas
Creativity and psychopathology in literature

Charles Kels
In search of Cassandra

Jennifer Keehn
Past, present, and future of psychedelic medicine

Laura King
Ada English: the forgotten fighter

Travis J. Kirkwood
Complexity and understanding

Gerda Kovacs
Geza Csath, in defense of interconnectedness

Karen Trollope Kumar
PDF Document Into the Fearful Deep: A Doctor’s Reflections on Major Depressive Disorder

Carol Levine
A twice-told tale: Nabokov and Moore on mental illness and parents’ suffering

Eric Levy
Conquering the stigma of mental illness

Jonathan Lewis
If Cleopatra were alive today, she would be diagnosed as a borderline personality
A short story

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk
Trauma stewardship

Daniel Luftig
Calibrating the messiah complex: a success and a failure

Camila de Jesus Aquino Machado
Emptiness Melancholia: Depression sweet depression

Marina Maffoni and Francesca Dionigi
Listening to the patient

Ananya Mahapatra
Treating thunderbirds
The legacy of Mercy Street seekers

Stephen Martin
Modern neuroscience and the ideas of the Enlightenment

Beninio McDonough-Tranza
The York Retreat

Caitlin Meyer
Géricault’s art of insanity

Dahlia Mukherjee

Shane Douglas Neilson
Alden Nowlan, the schizotypal poet

Bernardo Ng
“I’m really bad with numbers”: Using the mini mental status examination among farm workers in rural California

Helga Noice and Tony Noice
Acting on your mind

Avi Ohry
Pavel Ivanovich Jacobi (1841–1913)

Cherron Payne
Psychiatric care at the historical Athens Mental Health Facility

JMS Pearce
The beginnings of humane psychiatry: Pinel and the Tukes
William Halse Rivers Rivers 
Alzheimer and his disease 
“Modern psychiatry begins with Kraepelin”
Eugen Bleuler and schizophrenia
Remembrance of things past
Thomas Szasz
William Sargant
Alfred Adler

Jane Persons
Between Frames: Liminality and the emergence of self

Jeanne Petrolle
On madness, poetry, and creativity

Solomon Posen
The psychiatrist in literature

Stephen Potts
Screenwriting: Psychiatry in reverse

Ganga Prasanth
Snapped by Snapchat: Social media and adolescents

R – Z

Libanos Redda
Six years and counting

Matthew Reidy
Looking back and forward: A personal view on public care

Nicolas Roberto Robles
Hölderlin’s madness
Hemodialysis treatment for schizophrenia?

Irving Rosen
Dr. Sabina Spielrein: Consequences of feminism and love

Jack Rosser
“Something monomanical”: Obsession and the unity of effect

Paul Rousseau
“It would be like I never existed”: Two minutes with manic psychosis, 1978

Shafiqah Samarasam
No laughing matter

Mary Seeman
The 1960s in North American psychiatry
Men, women, and idioms of distress

Soleil Shah
W.H.R. Rivers and the humane treatment of shell shock

Mary T. Shannon
Dirty laundry

Brian Sharpless
Mood and anxiety disorders or a return to “neurosis”?

Sualeha Siddiq Shekhani
Intersection of mental illness, the supernatural, and gender in Pakistan

JP Sutherland
It’s not the patient who hit you…

Katie Taylor
The phantom bus stop

Taylor Tso
Mental health in Michel Foucault’s The Birth of the Clinic and the limits of medical positivism

Annette Tuffs
The journey into the blue

Duncan Wheeler and Gemma Matthewman
Rock or bust: Ageing, alcohol, and popular music

Richard Zhang
Dr. Fanny Halpern, a psychiatric go-between of 1930s Shanghai
The white-collar antisocial personality


Of men and brains and rats
Margery Kempe: Medieval visions, delusions, and hallucinations
Important figures in the history of neuropsychiatry (Avi Ohry)
Book review: Saving Freud: The Rescuers who Brought Him to Freedom
(Howard Fischer) SPR ’24
Living behind a mask (Is it being one’s self?) (Lawrence Climo) SPR ’24