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Views My Own

Should Gender Dysphoria be a Federally Protected Disability?

A lawsuit that aims to have gender dysphoria covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act could lend protection—and stigma—to the trans community.
Katelyn Burns
5.26.17
mental health

The Legacy of Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Who De-Pathologized Homosexuality

Until 1973, the psychiatric field classified homosexuality as a mental illness. Dr. Robert Spitzer, who spearheaded the change, died on December 25th, 2015.
Diana Tourjée
12.31.15
Science

When Healthy Eating Becomes a Fear of Food

“It feels like my brain is basically broken.”
Darlena Cunha
12.15.15
environment

An Anti-Burping Drug for Cows Might Save the Planet 

You probably know by now that gassy cows expel a huge amount of methane into our atmosphere, leading to global warming. But a new feed additive out of the Netherlands might change all that. Enter "Project Clean Cow."
Munchies Staff
8.3.15
tech

How Video Game Addiction Can Destroy Your Life

Experts estimate that more than 3 million Americans between the ages of eight and 18 could be suffering from video game dependency.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
1.26.15
Here Be Dragons

There's No Such Thing as 'Selfie Addiction'

How a British tabloid invented a made-up mental condition while reporting on a troubled teen.
Martin Robbins
3.27.14
Australia

The Royal Commission Ignores Two Thirds Of Child Abuse

Issues of abuse in the home in Australia, and what compels abusers to offend remain undiscussed.
Carly Learson
12.20.13
News

The Royal Commission Ignores Two Thirds Of Child Abuse

Australia’s Royal Commission into child abuse is only focusing on a third of the problem. Issues of abuse in the home, and what compels abusers to offend remain undiscussed.
Carly Learson
12.13.13
Motherboard Blog

A Top Psychiatry Expert Says Psychiatry's Guidebook Has Science Problems

The US government's top psychiatric expert says it is focused too much on symptoms, and not enough focus on science.
Derek Mead
5.9.13