Atlantic article on opioids and depression

There is a new story in The Atlantic, “How Untreated Depression Contributes to the Opioid Epidemic” by Olga Khazan, May 15, 2017. She quotes me and other experts about how patients with depression and pain tend to be treated with opioids. This is largely...

where does health come from?

“Mark Sullivan—psychiatrist, pain-specialist, and philosopher—brings a rare combination of talents to the central questions where does health come from, how is health produced, and what does being healthy mean?  His answers turn traditional ideas of health care upside...

PCC empty concept?

“The medical world is fully ‘patient-centered!’  Aside from reinforcing the ethical requirements that patients be respected, informed, and consenting agents in their care, the concept is too often minimal and empty.  Mark Sullivan is an important voice in...

Health as capability

“This is an important book. In his startling and fresh look at the health care enterprise, psychiatrist Mark Sullivan enters into a reconsideration of what health really is and concludes that health is about enhancing capability – the capability to live life in a way...