I've been generally happy with the reviews of my new book Obsession: A History but a recent one requires a response. Dag Agins in The Huffington Post writes that when someone tries to cross the line between science and the humanities, that person ends up pleasing neither side of the divide. Read More
The New York Times today carried a story about the machinations and politics behind the DSM V, the diagnostic and statistical manual used by therapists and medical doctors to assign diagnoses to patients seeking treatment. Read More
During this election, frequently sighted at Obama rallies were women falling into a faint. These occurrences became so common that Obama would throw a bottle of water to the woman or routinely ask for medical care. Women weren't just fainting from the heat or dehydration-they were fainting with love Read More
Actor David Duchovny, who plays a sex-addicted writer in the TV series Californication, had recently checked himself into and now out of Meadows Rehab in Arizona for being, well, sex addicted in real life. Read More
Lennard J. Davis is professor of disability studies, medical education, and English literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the author of Obsession: A History.