Book Review|'Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo,' by Boris Fishman - New York Times - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:30

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Book Review|'Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo,' by Boris Fishman
New York Times
“Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo,” the second novel by the tender, dolorous, sharp and funny writer Boris Fishman, is the story of an adopted child and an adopted country; it is a tale of what it means to be foreign. Like “A Replacement Life,” Fishman's ...

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Books|Review: 'Lab Girl,' Hope Jahren's Road Map to the Secret Life of Plants - New York Times - Monday, March 28, 2016 - 21:31

Books|Review: 'Lab Girl,' Hope Jahren's Road Map to the Secret Life of Plants
New York Times
Vladimir Nabokov once observed that “a writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.” The geobiologist Hope Jahren possesses both in spades. Her engrossing new memoir, “Lab Girl,” is at once a thrilling account of her ...

Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse - Huffington Post - Monday, March 28, 2016 - 21:28

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Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse
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Also there were some children who actually qualified for the diagnosis of ADHD who never were identified by a mental health professional; there was both over-diagnosis and under- diagnosis. The findings were replicated in successive rounds of follow-on ...

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Books|Review: In 'The Nest,' a Family Pot to Split Sets Sibling Relations to a Slow Boil - New York Times - Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 21:32

Books|Review: In 'The Nest,' a Family Pot to Split Sets Sibling Relations to a Slow Boil
New York Times
Or, like Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's debut novel, “The Nest,” it can be the bare-bones version. “The Nest” doesn't need much in the way of set dressing. It just has the author's excellent antennas for describing the New York area and that evergreen fuel ...

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Books|Review: Adam Hochschild's 'Spain in Our Hearts,' About a Strangely Literary Conflict - New York Times - Friday, March 25, 2016 - 21:53

Books|Review: Adam Hochschild's 'Spain in Our Hearts,' About a Strangely Literary Conflict
New York Times
Hemingway's suite at the Hotel Floridain Madrid was a boozy hangout for a revolving rat pack of well-groomed foreign correspondents, including Martha Gellhorn, with whom he'd begun an affair. Dorothy Parker, Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes and W. H. ...

Peter D. Kramer - lareviewofbooks - Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:45

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Peter D. Kramer
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Peter D. Kramer (Ordinarily Well from Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is the author of seven books, including Against Depression, Should You Leave, the novel Spectacular Happiness, and the international (and New York Times) best seller Listening to Prozac.

Peter D. Kramer - lareviewofbooks - Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:45

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Peter D. Kramer
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Peter D. Kramer (Ordinarily Well from Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is the author of seven books, including Against Depression, Should You Leave, the novel Spectacular Happiness, and the international (and New York Times) best seller Listening to Prozac ...

Books|Review: 'The Year of the Runaways,' About Fighting for Scraps in a New Country - New York Times - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 21:21

Books|Review: 'The Year of the Runaways,' About Fighting for Scraps in a New Country
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Even as waves of refugees fleeing the war in Syria have created an urgent world crisis, many immigrants who have already made it to Europe have been grappling with prejudice, poverty and unemployment. No recent novel does a more powerful job of ...

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Books|Review: In 'Switched On,' John Elder Robison's Asperger's Brain Is Changed - New York Times - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 21:45

Books|Review: In 'Switched On,' John Elder Robison's Asperger's Brain Is Changed
New York Times
Using transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, doctors hoped to activate neurological pathways in his brain that would deepen his emotional intelligence. Driving home after his first session, Mr. Robison cranked up a song he'd heard countless times ...

Balancing Patient Freedom With Safety And Well Being - Huffington Post - Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 18:25

Balancing Patient Freedom With Safety And Well Being
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I have always hated involuntary psychiatric treatment. It is demeaning to human dignity, subject to abuse, and extremely unpleasant both to experience and to recommend. But there are rare times when pressuring someone into treatment becomes the lesser ...

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This Is Why You Constantly Diagnose Yourself Over The Internet - Gizmodo Australia

This Is Why You Constantly Diagnose Yourself Over The InternetGizmodo AustraliaFor those of use who aren't extensively trained in psychology, the line between the Forer effect and actual psychology gets thinner by the day, which is one of the reasons why so many people are self-diagnosing.

New blood test may be able to find best antidepressant match - Cape Cod Times (subscription)

New blood test may be able to find best antidepressant matchCape Cod Times (subscription)British scientists took a major step toward bringing personalized medicine to mental health on Tuesday, announcing that they developed a blood test that can accurately predict whether you'll respond to the conventional, commonly prescribed .

Antidepressants not offering young people 'a clear advantage', say experts - Beverley Guardian

Antidepressants not offering young people 'a clear advantage', say expertsBeverley GuardianProfessor Peng Xie, a member of the team from Chongqing Medical University in China, said: "The balance of risks and benefits of antidepressants for the treatment of major depression does not s

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