Philip Alcabes

Philip Alcabes is visiting professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York and professor of public health at Adelphi University. He is writing a book on psychic distress, psychiatry, and medication.

The Ordinariness of AIDS

Can a disease that tells us so much about ourselves ever be anything but extraordinary?

by Philip Alcabes | Thursday, June 01, 2006

Failure to Heal

Today’s medical industry thrives on diagnosing and curing, but it doesn’t reach the soul

by Philip Alcabes | Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Medication Nation

Our increasing reliance on drugs—prescribed, over-the-counter, illegal, and ordered online like pizza—suggests we have a deeper problem

by Philip Alcabes | Monday, December 07, 2015