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Understanding self-deception, self-sabotage, and more
Neel Burton M.D.
The documentary Cured chronicles the years-long campaign which led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders.
Seneca’s timeless advice for dealing with noise.
Is sensitivity to noise associated with creative thinking?
A review of "Sedated," the latest book by medical anthropologist James Davis.
Rod Judkins' new book, "Make Brilliant Work," asserts that creativity is the road to freedom — and then shows us the way.
The labyrinth is a Jungian archetype that has been reinvented through the ages.
How did the medical profession come to be represented by snakes?
What's the difference between an allegory, a metaphor, a simile, and an analogy?
What can the centaur Chiron teach us about the human condition?
The psychology and philosophy of horror.
The meaning of life is surprisingly simple, according to Arisotle.
An introduction to Kierkegaard's three types of lives.
Anger arises from poor perspective, and makes it poorer still.
What's the difference between confidence and self-esteem?
There is much more to mental health than mental health.
The psychology and philosophy of laughter.
The 5 enemies of rational thought.
The psychology and philosophy of magic.
Magic, it is said, is older than science, and older even than religion.
An overview of Henri Bergson’s philosophy of laughter.
Verbal communication relies on much more than the literal meaning of words.
An introduction to delusions and hallucinations.
Why eudaimonia is much better than happiness.
And why ataraxia is the ultimate cool.
Love is a word with many meanings. But do they all have something in common?
And how they are actually similar.
How to make the most out of boredom.
7 ideas to help you live in the moment.
What we can learn from the orgies of old.
Neel Burton, M.D., is a psychiatrist, philosopher, and writer who lives and teaches in Oxford, England.