Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth. [Read more…]
Lock them in. Bill their insurer. Kick them out. How scores of employees and patients say America’s largest psychiatric chain turns patients into profits. [Read more…]
Euthanasia has been permissible in Belgium and the Netherlands since early in the 21st century, and the practice has expanded rapidly beyond cases of terminal physical illness, such as cancer, to encompass non-terminal illnesses including psychiatric conditions such as depression or bipolar disorder. [Read more…]
A year before his death in 1898, French Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé published his chef d’oeuvre, a 20-odd-page poem titled “Un Coup De Des Jamais N’abolira Le Hasard” (One Toss of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance). No one agrees on how it should be read. It spreads out in all directions on the page, inverts normal French word order, eschews ordinary punctuation, and presents a variety of fonts, typefaces, and letter sizes. It surprises its reader with oddly placed italics and eccentric full-word capitalizations. It offers, in short, a cornucopia of visual oddities that seem arbitrary yet torment the reader because they suggest the possibility of meaning. It induces a thoroughgoing bewilderment that borders on mystification. [Read more…]
Violence against women is a prominent public health problem and a violation of human rights, which impairs, in particular, women’s rights to life, to freedom from torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatments or punishments, and to the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health. International and national guidelines and position statements recognise that violence against women is an important determinant of health for women and children, and call for this prominent public health issue to be identified and addressed by health services. [Read more…]
How did Donald Trump’s nationalist mantra that the US was becoming second-rate take such a strong hold in the American psyche?
“How could this happen?” seems to be the question on almost everyone’s lips. Republican Donald Trump has surfed his wave of divisive and racially charged rhetoric right into the White House. Like the Brexit vote in the UK, it’s a key moment that has left some people feeling ashamed of their country.