Dr Jon Peeples takes us behind the scenes into the world of psychiatry for a fascinating conversation around mental health, being a smarter consumer of psychiatric care, and public health. We talk about encounters in the ER and serving some of the poorest and most vulnerable populations. As he observes,
Prozac is not going to fix homelessness.
On recalibrating as a writer:
So I took a step back and said, why don’t I write something less pretentious but maybe equally awesome?
Additional show notes:
- Upcoming book, Putting the Science in Fiction. Edited by Dan Koboldt.
- Deinstitutionalization and it’s aftermath, an article: What happened to U.S. mental health care after deinstitutionalization?
- Georgia Association of Community Service Boards
- Artificial Intelligence in predicting schizophrenia: “Automated analysis of free speech predicts psychosis onset in high-risk youths” is that paper that Jon cites in his conversation but there is a lot of other interesting work in this area. The article “How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders” from The Atlantic provides a good summary. I also discovered that hackathons around AI and mental health such as this one four years ago.