Eric J. Taipale

Science Writer, Editor of Modern Psychiatry


Born near Toronto, Eric is a Canadian freelance science writer who mainly writes on subjects relating to psychiatry and mental health sciences. In addition to his self-published work and photography, he has been published—both online and in print—in Discover Magazine and New Scientist, covering subjects from maladaptive daydreaming to head binding by ancient tribes. 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 behavioral abnormalities, and treatment methods associated with psychopathology. In July 2022, Eric 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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