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Omnipotent moral busybodies

My last post talked about the persecution of some believers by others.

This need not involve violence or physical suffering, and it happily rarely does (in the west, at least). 711 more words

Critics

An autism epidemic?

My post on vaccines and autism got over 16,000 hits, which dwarfs anything else I’ve said about anything.

So, in the spirit of “give the people what they want,” I offer another little tidbit that is useful for thinking about these sorts of things. 831 more words

Cognitive Biases

Alzheimer's Drug Curbs Compulsive Buying in Shopaholics

 Alzheimer’s Drug Curbs Compulsive Buying in Shopaholics

By KATIE MOISSE (@katiemoisse), ABC News Good Morning America May 30, 2012

A drug used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease may curb compulsive buying in shopaholics, a new study found. 652 more words

Psychology And Psychiatry

How You Move Your Arm Says Something About Who You Are

How You Move Your Arm Says Something About Who You Are
by JON HAMILTON, July 19, 2012

Researchers studying brains want to know what’s happening in an area called the premotor cortex — the place in the brain that gears up for something the body is about to do, like swimming. 724 more words

Psychology And Psychiatry

A Parasite Carried By Cats Could Increase Suicide Risk

A Parasite Carried By Cats Could Increase Suicide Risk
by JON HAMILTON, July 2, 2012

What’s the link between cats and madness?

There’s fresh evidence that cats can be a threat to your mental health. 367 more words

Psychology And Psychiatry

MDD or Bipolar II? Signs of Bipolar II from a Patient's Perspective

by Kristin Magruder, creator of Medsooda, July 10, 2012

You may have noticed that most of the articles on this site are copied and pasted from news sources, and the titles link to the originals. 2,890 more words

Psychology And Psychiatry

Scientists Find Truth in "Mad Scientist" Stereotype: There Is a Link between Genius and Insanity

Scientists Find Truth in “Mad Scientist” Stereotype: There Is a Link between Genius and Insanity
By Christine Hsu, June 04, 2012, Published by Medicaldaily.com

Genius and insanity may actually go together, according to scientists who found that mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are often found in highly creative and intelligent people. 670 more words

Psychology And Psychiatry