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How the Public is Being Misinformed about Grief

“Have the psychiatrists gone mad? — those who weren’t crazy to begin with! They want to turn grief into a disease!” This might well be the attitude of many in the general public, having read the misleading news coverage of a debate over the DSM-5 — the still-preliminary diagnostic classification of mental disorders, often referred [...]
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President Obama Apologizes for Misleading Americans on Obamacare

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (10 months ago)

The debate over whether or not President Obama promised no one would lose their health insurance coverage under Obamacare seemed to reach resolution yesterday when President Obama apologized for misleading the American public. Obama... Read Post

Is Grief A Disease?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Leeat Granek and Meghan O'Rourke argue against reclassifying it as such in the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM): A group of psychiatrists have spearheaded a movement to include ongoing grief as a disor... Read Post

The Battle Lines Of The Culture Wars

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 days ago)

Ramesh Ponnuru makes plain how they have and haven’t shifted: On same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana, public attitudes have, in fact, changed. A majority has gone from opposing to supporting both of them. That doesn’t necessar... Read Post

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