When Will We Solve Mental Illness?

Image CreditCreditJens Mortensen for The New York Times Biology was supposed to cure what ails psychiatry. Decades later, millions of people with mental disorders are still waiting. By Benedict Carey Nothing humbles history’s great thinkers more quickly than reading their declarations on the causes of madness. Over the centuries, mental illness has been attributed to everything from a “badness of spirit” (Aristotle) and a “humoral imbalance” (Galen) to autoerotic fixation (Freud) and the weakness of the hierarchical state of the ego (Jung). The arrival of biological psychiatry, in the past few decades, was expected to clarify matters, by detailing how abnormalities … Continue reading When Will We Solve Mental Illness?

Eccentric women: why they are more important than ever in our oppressive era

image edited by Fernando Kaskais Trailblazer … Edith Sitwell in 1948. Photograph: Horst P Horst/Conde Nast/Getty Images Unapologetically individual … Tilda Swinton and Janelle Monáe. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock; Getty Images From Janelle Monáe to Tilda Swinton, unconventional women are having a moment. In an age threatened by groupthink and strongman politics, they provide an essential antidote by Arwa Mahdawi Crazy. Feisty. Bolshy. Bossy. Hysterical. Sassy. Shrill. Spinster. Cat woman. Hag. Cougar. Frigid. Slut. Bitch. The English language has no end of words to describe women who don’t behave the way they are supposed to. They are all derogatory and almost none … Continue reading Eccentric women: why they are more important than ever in our oppressive era

Big Pharma’s dangerous drugs are now killing more people than guns or automobile accidents

by: Vicki Batts (Natural News) New statistics from the National Institutes of Health show that more than 72,000 people died from drug overdoses during 2017. Of those, a staggering 49,060 people are said to have died as a result of opioid abuse. The opioid pain-reliever is one of Big Pharma’s most profitable cash-cows, and now, American citizens are paying the price — with their lives. Annual death tolls from opioids alone are now exceeding deaths from car accidents (40,100), fatal shootings (15,549), homicides (17,284) and even suicide (almost 45,000). All told, about 200 people died an opioid-related death everyday in 2017. Earlier … Continue reading Big Pharma’s dangerous drugs are now killing more people than guns or automobile accidents