Why Are We So Eager to Hear “Placebo” Speak? - lareviewofbooks - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:09

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Why Are We So Eager to Hear “Placebo” Speak?
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In concrete terms, Placebo Talks reflects the prevailing consensus — limited efficacy for placebo. The index lists only four non-psychiatric diseases: Parkinson's, neuropathic itch, irritable bowel syndrome, and peptic ulcer. The text refers also to ...

Book Review|TC Boyle Reviews Richard Russo's 'Everybody's Fool' - New York Times - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 09:30

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Book Review|TC Boyle Reviews Richard Russo's 'Everybody's Fool'
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He appeared briefly in the first volume, in a chilling scene in which he used his rifle butt to break the jaw of his ex-wife, Janey, before shooting up the house on Main Street where he thought she'd been sheltering with Sully. Janey is the daughter of ...

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Books|Review: Julian Barnes's 'The Noise of Time,' the Inner Shostakovich - New York Times - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 20:34

Books|Review: Julian Barnes's 'The Noise of Time,' the Inner Shostakovich
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On Jan. 26, 1936, Joseph Stalin attended a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's much-acclaimed opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and the composer was disturbed to see that the Soviet leader and his government ...

Book Review|Joshua Ferris Reviews Don DeLillo's 'Zero K' - New York Times - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:30

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Book Review|Joshua Ferris Reviews Don DeLillo's 'Zero K'
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Something feels not quite right about subjecting Don DeLillo to the ordinary critical apparatus. I don't read a DeLillo novel for its plot, character, setting; for who betrayed whom and how hard life with Mother was; for Phoenix days and Bombay nights ...

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Books|Review: Jenny Diski's 'In Gratitude,' an Uphill Life on and Off Cancer Road - New York Times - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 22:08

Books|Review: Jenny Diski's 'In Gratitude,' an Uphill Life on and Off Cancer Road
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She turned to her husband and said, in front of her doctor, “We'd better get cooking the meth.” Ms. Diski's second impulse was to fear she was a cliché. In her new memoir, “In Gratitude,” she thinks: Oncologists must be subjected to that stupid meth ...

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Jason Freedman, Neil Patel - New York Times - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 04:15

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Jason Freedman, Neil Patel
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Dr. Jason Lawrence Freedman and Neil Shailesh Patel were married on April 30 at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Lois Kramer-Perez, who is a cousin of Dr. Freedman and a Universal Life minister, officiated. The couple met ...

Inquiry Into Missing Mexican Students Ends on Note of Frustration - New York Times - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 19:05

Inquiry Into Missing Mexican Students Ends on Note of Frustration
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MEXICO CITY — It has been a tumultuous final week for the five foreign legal and human rights experts who have spent more than a year examining the case of 43 missing college students. It began last Sunday when the independent panel issued its second ...

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What You Need To Know About The Genetics of Mental Disorders - Huffington Post - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 14:39

What You Need To Know About The Genetics of Mental Disorders
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The biological reductionists act like the secret of psychiatric disorders is written in the genetic code. They are “mindless”- dismissing the crucial role of environment in how our brain develops and of psychology and social context in how it functions.

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American Psychiatric Association Condones Pedophilia - snopes.com - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 23:36

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American Psychiatric Association Condones Pedophilia
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Origin:On 25 April 2016, the web site Patriot Nation published an article reporting that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) now officially condones pedophilia, and that the group had deemed it "normal" for adults to be sexually attracted to ...

Paperback Row - New York Times - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 17:51

Paperback Row
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THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into the Spotlight and Made History, by Robin Givhan. (Flatiron, $17.99.) In 1973, to raise the necessary funds for the French government to renovate Versailles, five French and five ...

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Sunday's letters: Tail wagging the dog - BlueRidgeNow.com

Sunday's letters: Tail wagging the dogBlueRidgeNow.comFor nearly 40 years, the American Psychiatric Association classified the LGBT Community as mentally ill. With the recent lifting of that classification, we're supposed to welcome perversion as just another mainstream lifestyle?

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