More than thirty-five years after the 1980 recognition of PTSD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the data are unequivocal: Today there can be no doubt about the validity of PTSD as a diagnostic entity.
School shootings in the U.S. are similar in many ways to a SE Asian variety of sudden mass assault called “amok.” Does it make sense to think of American-style school shootings as a culture-bound syndrome?
Small effects of many genes may increase the risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Some of these same genes may also contribute to creativity. Increased creativity may be helpful in terms of human evolution.
The recent tragedy in Oregon has renewed controversy about what autism really is or isn’t. While often well intentioned, this debate is based on shaky scientific ground and may actually be making stigma worse.
We're all born believers in hidden causes and we're especially alert to threats—setting us up to take in all kinds of schemes. How to maintain healthy skepticism? Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering extraordinary claims.