What’s dangerous is misinformed educators such as this casting our profession in a bad light. What he asserts here is absolutely untrue. There is exciting work going on right now in epigenetics (a word that appears nowhere in this piece). That is, right now we’re making stellar advances in understanding how one’s environment affects the genetics we pass on even in one generation. Dr. Berezin teaches at Harvard? How can he be so boldly ignorant to the current state of psychiatry? Google the word “epigenetics” and you’ll find many years’ worth of articles and scholarly studies asserting the very opposite of what this man writes. I’m dumbfounded. No, we’re not on a steady trajectory towards forced sterilizations and gas chambers. Wow.