The loss of sadness

From Scientific American: Jonah Lehrer, the editor of Mind Matters, asked Allan Horwitz, professor of sociology at Rutgers University, and Jerome Wakefield, professor of social work at New York University, a few questions about their recent book, The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Illness. LEHRER: In your book, you take... Continue Reading →

Message in a dream

I had a dream this morning. My brother, who died a little more than a year ago, the only family member I felt a real connection to, came to me and held my hand. He said, "I thought you'd realize by now that this is how Nature works." I responded, "I just didn't think Nature... Continue Reading →

Direct to consumer advertising or pharma corruption 101

I wrote this about a year and a half ago. It's been updated and slightly edited. Most of this info is probably patently obvious to many of my readers, but I know the enormity of this stuff really just started hitting me a couple of years ago, so I think it's worth talking about here... Continue Reading →

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