Month: July 2022

Schizophrenic.nyc

A Glimpse Into Schizophrenia Overseas

Note: Like all posts with the schizophrenic.nyc tag, this was originally written for and posted on schizophrenic.nyc. The African people suffer from many things – famine, drought, epidemic, and colonialism – but a recent CNN article comments on a less well-known problem: stigma. In Africa, mental healthcare is ignored by the state and even humanitarian organizations, which […]

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Science’s Disillusion

Psychology has historically had a bad reputation, ever since Freud introduced his ideas of, um, infantile sexuality. In fact, science in general has become hopelessly understood. An AAMC article comments on three contributing factors to science’s plight. An overabundance of information, some of which is misinformation. While an extensive press is usually considered a healthy […]

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Transgender Healthcare and Experimental Design

Access to gender-affirming medication and hormone therapy for transgender youth have been a subject of endless political debate. A recent WIRED article elaborates on research that indicates that denial of such medical services is a contributor to the estimated 40% of trans people who attempt suicide during their lifetime. However, researchers have encountered many obstacles […]

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Humans are Stupid.

Okay, that’s a bit of an oversimplification. But is it really? In this post I will be taking some of the main points from Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness to demonstrate the fallacious tendencies of humans (for sources, buy the book and look it up yourself). One of the central premises of the book is […]

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