Maia Szalavitz


Maia Szalavitz is a neuroscience journalist whose writings focus on addiction, love, evidence-based living, empathy and other topics related to the brain and behavior. She is the co-author of Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential—and Endangered and The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, both with Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD. Her 2006 book, Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids is the first book-length exposé of the "tough love" business. Szalavitz has been published in Time, The New York Times, Elle, Scientific American Mind and Psychology Today, among many others publications.


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