Sometimes it can be easier to argue about witch-hunts than risk confronting the dark, unsavory reality of child abuse.
The new emphasis on the transformative power of trauma can be a template for false assumptions about the “gift” of suffering and the meaning of recovery.
Review of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—And What We Can Do About It
A critic of one of our central cultural obsessions goes too far.
Finding an exit from the bewildering maze of a disorder that confounds many clinicians.
Why did a seeming rags-to-riches story of a young man’s triumph over poverty and the lure of the streets end so tragically?
Research increasingly shows that screen time is no substitute for old-fashioned human contact.
An investigation of some of history’s most famous creative teams leads to the conclusion that no artist is an island.
Review of The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
A new book investigates the worldview of a range of fanatics who’ve dedicated their lives to holding onto to their antiscientific and antihistorical claims.
The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab IndustryThe authors of a provocative new book argue that, despite its sterling reputation, alcoholics anonymous has one of the worst success rates in all of medicine.