Articles & Updates

Glenn Miller, M.D. is a weekly contributor to the Santa Barbara News-Press.  His column, Healthy Mind – Healthy Future, can be found every Saturday on page A2.  The topics for the column are often initiated by personal questions from the readership audience.

The Isla Vista Rampage

  “Nothing good ever comes of violence.” – Martin Luther     Yet another senseless tragedy befalls our community.  And yet another day, week, and likely months to come of asking the question --  Why?  It has been eight days now since 22-year old Elliot Rodger wantonly murdered six people in Isla Vista before...


Skin-Picking Disorder

  “My fingernail itches. I need to scratch it with my skin.Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title     Skin-picking disorder, also known...


Our Broken Mental Health Care System

  “We’re protecting civil liberties at the expense of health and safety,” - Doris A. Fuller, Executive Director of the Treatment Advocacy Center,       As those of you who have read my column over the almost three years I have been writing my weekly feature are aware, I have...



   “I think there's something strangely musical about noise.– Trent Reznor Misophonia, a rare but very disturbing disorder, literally means the “hatred of sound”.  It is the experience of extreme and...


Delusional Misidentification Syndrome

“The moment I laid eyes on her I knew she was somebody else, somebody I could love. And since somebody else never showed up, I did fall in love with her.” – Jarod Kintz   Mental disorders affect many millions of people worldwide.  In some cases, the psychological problems experienced are exceedingly rare and/or bizarre.  In...