Eric J. Taipale

Columnist, Science Writer, and Editor of Modern Psychiatry



Born near Toronto, Eric is a Canadian freelance science writer and columnist who mainly writes on subjects relating to psychiatry and mental health sciences. In addition to his self-published work and photography, his work has appeared—both online and in print—in Discover Magazine, Psychology Today and New Scientist, covering subjects from ancient head binding to risk factors for homicide. Eric operates his own web column for Psychology Today called “Young Minds and Crime,” which analyzes critical topics pertaining to child and adolescent forensic psychiatry. He is also a regular contributor to The Open Notebook’s Pitch Database and emphasizes the importance of fueling fellow writers. Eric is also the founding editor of his science-focused blog, Modern Psychiatry, which discusses the risk factors, cognitive and behavioural abnormalities, and treatment methods associated with psychopathology. In July 2022, he was featured as a guest on Audacy's Channel Q podcast, "Let's Go There," with Ryan Mitchell and Shira Lazar.

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