Jay Joseph – Short Bio

The Gene Illusion: Jay Joseph brings a critical perspective to claims in the media and the academic literature that disordered genes underlie psychiatric disorders. His most recent book, The Trouble with Twin Studies: A Reassessment of Twin Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, is available from Routledge.


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.