Obsessive-compulsive disorder is relatively simple and easy to describe in clinical terms, but it is extremely difficult to fully understand. Once presented with information about this psychiatric disorder, many are left with questions.
In Part 1 of this article I described how the drug companies are making huge amounts of money marketing drugs, particularly psychotropic drugs. Part Two will examine how the profession of psychiatry is driven if not controlled by pharmaceutical companies
If you have ever put a task off—particularly a task that just never seemed to go away, or one that never got done—you'll enjoy this poem, "He Had a Year to Do It in." Some laughter for this Friday the 13th!
By Christopher Ryan Ph.D. on May 13, 2011 in Sex at Dawn
The slutwalk protests aim both to reclaim the word "slut" from those who use it to try to shame women for being openly sexual creatures and to redirect that shame to where it belongs: aimed squarely at men who feel justified in sexually abusing women.
We often have to make estimates of how long it will take to go somewhere. The funny thing is, it sometimes feels like it takes longer to go somewhere away from home than it takes to return home. Why is that?
I'm so happy for my friend, the incomparable Molly Jong-Fast. Her new novel, The Social Climber's Handbook, just came out. It's a delicious, dark, biting story about some characters here in New York City...
Breaking animals' spirits using horrific methods that cause intense pain and suffering so they perform in film must stop. Yes, it still happens, as it did in the making of the film "Water for Elephants".
The American Psychiatric Association is set to recognize pathological gambling as the first non-drug addiction. Yet, in doing so, DSM-5's authors must mythologize gambling addiction to match conventional fantasies about drug addiction, which is far more contingent on setting and that addicts are able periodically to moderate than people imagine.