This won’t do much to shine up psychiatry’s reputation, which has been tarnished and scratched enough lately. But something like this was virtually inevitable once the APA perversely decided to make the process of revising the DSM closed and secretive.
I had the pleasure to spend some time with Sacks while working on a couple stories, and he once gave me a book about Alexander Agassiz because he liked my book about Agassiz — and I’m happy to see him exert his usual charm and humor here in this Stewart segment.
The US now has had over 1 million flu cases this spring — despite the end of regular flu season. 90 days till flu season resumes. Anyone paying attention?
This is not at all hard to imagine, as ADHD meds are generally prescribed because parents and teachers believe they’ll solve behavioral problems — and have a strong desire to see them work.
Paul Krugman tunes out the noise.
Much much much ado on the web this week, on the too-many fronts I try to visit. From my list of notables:
Will’s argument is apparently this: The government does not need to make a profit and … therefore it will deliver the same service for less money. That’s unfair! Is this really the best argument they can mount against the public option?
You don’t see this every day.
“The result will probably be a historic win when compared to the status quo, but I doubt it’s going to feel like that for supporters of the initiative”
Perhaps because I so enjoyed the time I spent at sea learning about fish, I particularly enjoyed this collection of Nick Cobbing’s photos of ice, sea, and people who work them — scientists, fishermen, adventurers