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  • American Medical Association Says Gender is Imaginary

    06/18/2014 8:53:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Medical science is making bold new leaps every day. Not only is there a new medication out that is just like the old medication, except it costs 10 times as much, but the American Medical Association has decided that gender is purely imaginary.For thousands of years, human ignorance convinced us that there were two genders. Now the AMA says that gender is imaginary. You can be any gender you want. Change gender every week. Or every day. We’re in Hopechangeistan now. Biology, like economics and military science, are purely imaginary fields. “Science” says so. In other action Monday, the AMA...
  • Narcissism No Longer a Psychiatric Disorder (President no longer clinically insane!)

    11/30/2010 9:17:03 AM PST · by mojito · 68 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/29/2010 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness. As Charles Zanor reports in todays Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder. It is a puzzle why the manuals committee on personality disorders has decided...
  • My Life in Therapy

    08/05/2010 4:28:12 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | DAPHNE MERKIN
    All those years, all that money, all that unrequited love. It began way back when I was a child, an anxiety-riddled 10-year-old who didnt want to go to school in the morning and had difficulty falling asleep at night. Even in a family like mine, where there were many siblings (six in all) and little attention paid to dispositional differences, I stood out as a neurotic specimen. And so I was sent to what would prove to be the first of many psychiatrists in the four and a half decades to follow indeed, I could be said to be...
  • US Credit Shrinks At Great Depression Rate Prompting Fears Of Double-Dip Recession

    09/14/2009 6:44:45 PM PDT · by blam · 147 replies · 7,028+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-14-2009 | Ambrose Evans-Prichard
    Both bank credit and the M3 money supply in the United States have been contracting at rates comparable to the onset of the Great Depression since early summer, raising fears of a double-dip recession in 2010 and a slide into debt-deflation.
  • Climate change shrinks wild sheep: scientists

    07/02/2009 4:12:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 987+ views
    AFP on Yahoo | 7/2/09
    PARIS (AFP) Climate change has caused a flock of wild sheep on a remote northern Scottish island to become smaller, according to an unusual investigation published on Thursday. The study explains a mystery that has bedevilled scientists for the past two years. The wild Soay sheep live on Hirta, in the St. Kilda archipelago in the storm-battered Outer Hebrides, and have been closely studied for nearly a quarter of a century. The law of evolutionary theory says the brown, thick-coated ungulates should have got progressively bigger. Tough winters mean that bigger sheep have a better chance of survival and...
  • CARTOONS: Hillary Sinks, Hillary Shrinks (crashes, falls, melts, etc.)

    03/21/2008 9:51:26 AM PDT · by opineapple · 9 replies · 556+ views
  • Spanking Raises Chances of Risky, Deviant Sexual Behavior

    02/29/2008 12:48:16 AM PST · by guitarist · 64 replies · 2,865+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Feb. 28, 2008 | Amanda Gardner
    Spanking Raises Chances of Risky, Deviant Sexual Behavior Review found physical punishment of kids linked to unprotected, masochistic sex as adults By Amanda Gardner Posted 2/28/08 THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have uncovered another damaging consequence of spanking: risky sexual behaviors, or even sexual deviancy, when the child grows up. "This adds one more harmful side effect to spanking," said Murray Straus, a spanking expert who was expected to present the findings of four studies at the American Psychological Association's Summit on Violence and Abuse in Relationships in Bethesda, Md., on Thursday. Related News * Video: Health News...
  • Visiting the Online Shrink

    06/20/2007 6:26:31 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 25 replies · 440+ views
    www.sr.se ^ | 06/20/2007 | www.sr.se
    People who have anxiety problems or depression can get just as good help on the Internet as face-to-face with a psychiatrist, according to a Swedish investigation, Now a new Internet service is being expanded. This means Sweden will become the first country in the world to offer cognitive behavior therapy via the Internet as a routine method for treating patients who have problems such as social phobias or panic attacks. Psychiatrists say the online service will compliment traditional care and it means more people can be treated, more cheaply. But critics say sitting at a computer simply cant be as...
  • Psychiatric Association Calls for Gay Marriage Recognition

    05/22/2005 1:31:30 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies · 1,154+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2005 | Doug Gross
    ATLANTA (AP) - Representatives of the nation's top psychiatric group approved a statement Sunday urging legal recognition of gay marriage. If approved by the association's directors in July, the measure would make the American Psychiatric Association the first major medical group to take such a stance. The statement supports same-sex marriage "in the interest of maintaining and promoting mental health." It follows a similar measure by the American Psychological Association last year, little more than three decades after that group removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The psychiatric association's statement, approved by voice vote on the first day...
  • Bush to screen population for mental illness

    06/21/2004 10:19:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1,080 replies · 1,869+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 21, 2004
    President Bush plans to unveil next month a sweeping mental health initiative that recommends screening for every citizen and promotes the use of expensive antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs favored by supporters of the administration. The New Freedom Initiative, according to a progress report, seeks to integrate mentally ill patients fully into the community by providing "services in the community, rather than institutions," the British Medical Journal reported. Critics say the plan protects the profits of drug companies at the expense of the public. The initiative began with Bush's launch in April 2002 of the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health,...
  • Inside the mind of Saddam Hussein (CIA PSYCHIATRIST ANALYSIS)

    11/15/2002 2:58:16 PM PST · by MadIvan · 16 replies · 150+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 15, 2002 | BBC News
    As the beat of the war drum gets ever louder and conflict with Iraq looks increasingly likely, all eyes are turning to Saddam Hussein, trying to figure out what he will do next. By turns the despotic Iraqi leader has been depicted as a valiant knight defending his people against the infidel or a murderous mad man, ready to kill anyone who stands in his way. One man who knows more about Saddam's psychological make-up than most is Dr Jerrold Post, a former psychiatrist for America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who has spent years trying to get inside his head....
  • Australia Shrinks From Boat People

    06/10/2002 4:10:36 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 207+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 6-11-2002 | Kathy Marks
    Australia shrinks from boat people By Kathy Marks, in Sydney 11 June 2002 Australia is considering the drastic step of changing the legal status of Tasmania, the island state south of the mainland, to prevent boat people from landing there and claiming asylum. Last weekend, with the stroke of a pen, the government excised thousands of tiny islands off Australia's north coast from the country's migration zone. The move, which means people who reach the islands can no longer claim refugee status, was taken after ministers received intelligence about boatloads of asylum-seekers heading to Australia from Indonesia. None has tried...