October 2011

Behaviorism and Sin

October 28, 2011

I am writing this post in response to Jeanne’s last comment concerning the concept of sin.  This takes us a little outside the normal orbit of this blog, and also outside my field.  But since behaviorism is a way of looking at human activity, and sin is an alternative way of looking at the same phenomenon, […]

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Grand Rounds at Laika’s MedLibLog

October 28, 2011

Jacqueline (aka Laika) has this week’s Grand Rounds up at Laika’s MedLibLog. One might wonder if many posts could be found that fit the theme:  Data, Information, and Communication.   There are approximately fifty posts in this Rounds, so many that you will want to go back several times, so as not to miss anything […]

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Homosexuality

October 19, 2011

In a recent comment on my last post Jeanne raised some important questions concerning homosexuality.  These are issues where considerations of political correctness and religious dogma have stifled genuine discussion and dialogue.  I will try to address these questions openly and straightforwardly. The sex or gender of a person expresses itself in five general ways. […]

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Grand Rounds at Healthcare Economist

October 11, 2011

It’s time for this week’s Grand Rounds, which can be found at Healthcare Economist.  Jason has put together an interesting set of posts, everything from a book review to a post about the iPhone.  Stop by for some enjoyable reading.

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Homosexuality: The Mental Illness That Went Away

October 8, 2011

Post edited and updated January 2, 2013, to reflect clarifications as a result of interactions with the many people who have left comments.  I thank them for their input. ******************** According to the American Psychiatric Association, until 1974 homosexuality was a mental illness.  Freud had alluded to homosexuality numerous times in his writings, and had […]

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Grand Rounds at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

October 5, 2011

Louise has this week’s Grand Rounds up at Colorado Health Insurance Insider.  Good reading on topics that are informative and sometimes controversial.  Stop by and have a look.

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Legacy of Abuse

October 2, 2011

Psychiatry likes to present itself as a helping profession, but even a cursory look at its history suggests otherwise.  Here are some of the “treatments” that this pseudo-science has promoted for its pseudo-illnesses. STERILIZATION It is estimated that 65,000 people were sterilized in America under various eugenic statutes.  This practice, which was used between the […]

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