Can Psychiatry Heal Itself? – Scientific American

“Disease Mongering?” Can Psychiatry Heal Itself? - Scientific American https://apple.news/A71t-ui9qSkaOnl5flqMlAw “Sales of medications for mental illness increased by a factor of six between 1987 and 2001. Psychiatrists and drug companies aggressively promoted drugs for mild anxiety and depression, which had not previously been considered illnesses. (This is the practice that ...calls “disease-mongering.”) “

The Berean Call on “Psychology and Psychoanalysis”

https://www.thebereancall.org/content/psychology-and-evangelical-church-0 We want to offer mostly unqualified agreement with the two-part discussion published in the newsletter: "Psychology and Psychotherapy parts 1 & 2." Published in the January and February editions of the Berean Call Newsletter. We wrote: "However, I was surprised (pardon me if I missed it) that you omitted the Biblical basis for Christian … Continue reading The Berean Call on “Psychology and Psychoanalysis”

WSJ – The Perils of Empathy. (Seriously?)

Article at WSJ.com entitled The Perils of Empathy "In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel." "Empathy shuts down if you believe someone is responsible for their own suffering." https://www.google.com/amp/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/the-perils-of-empathy-1480689513 Upon reflection, the particulars in the … Continue reading WSJ – The Perils of Empathy. (Seriously?)

Medical and Psychological Testing Unreliable (duh)

"Academic psychology and medical testing are both dogged by unreliability. The reason is clear: we got probability wrong" David Colquhoun. University of London and fellow of the Royal Society. Article in Aeon.co...

Why “Evidence” is not Convincing

If truth is important them, people will hear God. It starts with creation. It ends with us. What more evidence is required? The converse is truly distressing. If truth isn't what they seek, then no amount of evidence will be sufficient.