Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness.

From Wired: Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness See also: “Saving Normal” by Allen Frances , Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker and The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health industry watchdog Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just…

Addictive Cravings Still Detectable After Death

I do not view these findings as any way a threat to the choice model but they certainly are fascinating. The gene is involved in a number of behaviors that we do not normally consider pathological. Click Here FosB  – KN Neuroscience News: Summary: Researchers report addictive cravings can be detected in the brain after death. Source:…

Rothbard: What is the Proper Way to Study Man?

The key to scientism is its denial of the existence of individual consciousness and will Murray N. Rothbard | Mises.org – June 6, 2016 Image Credits: Leonardo Da Vinci. In our proper condemnation of scientism in the study of man, we should not make the mistake of dismissing science as well. For if we do…

Avoiding Pedantism

Although no fan of chiropractors, I have to credit Clair Johnson for a brilliant treatment of what seems to be par for modern education. I have returned to this article many times over the years for focus and encouragement. Enjoy! AVOIDING PEDANTISM

A Salute To Peele on Genetic Freedom in Addiction Theory

Stanton Peele Writing for The Raw Story   Adam Cohen’s book, Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, chronicles the horrors of the eugenics movement. It focuses on the 1927 Supreme Court decision in Buck v. Bell, in which an 8-1 majority upheld forced sterilization. Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in the decision: “It…

BMJ: Medical Error Is Third Leading Cause of Death in US

  Medical Error Is Third Leading Cause of Death in US Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer, according to findings published today in BMJ. As such, medical errors should be a top priority for research and resources, say authors Martin Makary, MD, MPH, professor of…