Paul Raeburn is the author of the forthcoming book Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked, to be published for Father’s Day, 2014. It’s a fascinating story of scientific discovery that will change the way we think about fathers. Raeburn writes the About Fathers blog for Psychology Today and is the chief media critic for the Knight Science Journalism Tracker at MIT. He contributes to The New York Times, Discover, Scientific American and The Huffington Post.

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Acquinted with the Night

Praise for Paul Raeburn’s Acquainted with the Night, a memoir of raising children with depression and bipolar disorder:

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

You have done a masterful job in relating your experiences with your family…It took a lot of courage to come forward with such a personal account. Know that it was well worth the effort.

Psychology Today

A cathartic tale about the writer’s efforts to find help for his bipolar son and depressed daughter…Raeburn’s story burns with emotional honesty.

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and author of The Unquiet Mind

An outstanding guide to the experience and treatment of bipolar illness in children.

Daphne Uviller in The Washington Post

Raeburn does his children and others like them a great justice by making this book more than just a gritty expose of their private lives. It is also a searing and eloquent indictment of America’s insurance industry that ought to land CEOs in jail.


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