Wrongful Death and Suicide

Wrongful death (usually a pseudonym for suicide) is the most common “cause of action” in lawsuits against mental health professionals. That is, it is the most common reason plaintiffs sue us. Sometimes the lawsuit is not deserved; tragedy does not necessarily mean malpractice. Unfortunately, there are too many times when the lawsuit IS deserved, because […]

A Conversation with Donald Nathanson

March 18, 2000 by  
Filed under Conversations, General

BOL: Don, you first became prominent in our field by describing the phenomenon of shame. What is there about shame that makes it important and why did you choose to investigate it?” NATHANSON: For some years I had been occupied with the problem of what is now called “interaffectivity,” the way each of us gets […]