Mental Health

Survey Finds People Who Identify As Left-Wing More Likely to Have Been Diagnosed With Mental Illness

Survey Finds People Who Identify As Left-Wing More Likely to Have Been Diagnosed With Mental Illness

A new survey of more than 8,000 people has found that those who identify with left-wing political beliefs are more likely to have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Ann Coulter’s “liberalism is a mental disorder” catchphrase has become something of a clichéd meme, but the data appears to support it. Carried out by Slate Star Codex, the online survey collected a wealth of data from respondents ...
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A Quarter Of Kids Treated At Transgender Clinics May Just Be Autistic, New Study Finds

A Quarter Of Kids Treated At Transgender Clinics May Just Be Autistic, New Study Finds

A few short days after former psychologists at the NHS's flagship Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) told Sky News they feared young people were "being over-diagnosed and then over-medicalised," warning that: "We fear that we have had front-row seats to a medical scandal." The Daily Mail reports that Australian doctors, writing in the Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders, stated that "The few studies employing diagnostic criteria for ASD suggest a prevalence ...
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AG Bill Barr Issues Memoradum Anouncing Orwellian Pre-Crime Program with Government Backdoors to Devices, Apps

AG Bill Barr Issues Memoradum Anouncing Orwellian Pre-Crime Program with Government Backdoors to Devices, Apps

U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to all U.S. attorneys, law enforcement agencies and top ranking Justice Department officials announcing the imminent implementation of a new “national disruption and early engagement program” aimed at detecting potential mass shooters before they commit any crime. Per the memorandum, Barr has “directed the Department [of Justice] and the FBI to lead an effort to refine our ability ...
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Antidepressants for Seniors Have Doubled in Two Decades

Antidepressants for Seniors Have Doubled in Two Decades

Depression is common in older adults, occurring in 2% of those aged 55 years and older and rising with increasing age. Many more — from 10% to 15% — struggle with depressive symptoms, although they may not have been diagnosed with major depression.1 That being said, there’s been a major rise in the number of antidepressants being prescribed for older adults over the last two decades, ...
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Study: 78% of College Students with Gender Issues Meet Criteria for Mental Health Problems

Study: 78% of College Students with Gender Issues Meet Criteria for Mental Health Problems

A new study that examined students who claim to have gender identity issues found that, compared with 45 percent of students who are comfortable with their biological sex, 78 percent of gender-disturbed students met the criteria for at least one mental health problem. Researchers affiliated with the Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and University of Michigan School of Public Health, conducted the ...
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Newsweek: Time to Rethink Taboo on Cannibalism?

Newsweek: Time to Rethink Taboo on Cannibalism?

Since cannibalism is found throughout the animal kingdom and therefore is something natural, perhaps it is time for humans to rethink the “ultimate taboo” against eating human flesh, Newsweek proposes in an article Wednesday. There is nothing necessarily unethical or unreasonable about eating human flesh, declare psychologists Jared Piazza and Neil McLatchie of Lancaster University, but careful reasoning over the merits of cannibalism is often “overridden ...
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Study: Nearly Four-Fifths Of "Gender Minority" Students Have Mental Health Issues

Study: Nearly Four-Fifths Of “Gender Minority” Students Have Mental Health Issues

A significant majority of transgender and gender-variant students experience mental health issues, a new report shows. That statistic is greatly higher than for the general population. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, “examined responses of more than 65,200 students” from several dozen different American institutions, Inside Higher Ed reports. Around 1,200 of those students “said they had an alternate gender identity, meaning ...
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Study Links Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy to Lower IQs

Study Links Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy to Lower IQs

Key Points Question Is maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy associated with childhood IQ in a Canadian cohort receiving optimally fluoridated water? Findings In this prospective birth cohort study, fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years. Meaning Fluoride exposure during pregnancy may be associated with adverse effects on child intellectual development, indicating the possible need to reduce ...
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Study: Social media Linked to Rise in Mental Health Disorders in Teens

Study: Social media Linked to Rise in Mental Health Disorders in Teens

Mental health issues have risen significantly over the last decade and the rise of digital media may be one reason why, according to a national survey released March 14th. The research, published by the American Psychological Association, found sharp increases in the number of young adults and adolescents who reported experiencing negative psychological symptoms — specifically in those born in 1995 or later, known as iGen ...
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FOIA Request: FDA Admits Gov Recommending Untested, Unlicensed Vaccines for Pregnant Women

FOIA Request: FDA Admits Gov Recommending Untested, Unlicensed Vaccines for Pregnant Women

In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the FDA admitted, for the first time, that government agencies, including the CDC, are recommending vaccines for pregnant women that have neither been licensed for pregnant mothers by FDA nor tested for safety in clinical trials. The lawsuit, filed by Children’s Health Defense (CHD) attorney, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on behalf of Informed Consent Action Network(ICAN), ...
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