Philosophy and ethics

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Purging patients

My institution is striving to become more patient-centered, and is making good progress, but has an odd way of showing it sometimes.

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Ignorance and black cats

Science is not a linear or predictable path to truth.

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In praise of diversity

Recent debate about the new definitions of psychiatric conditions raises some interesting questions about the difference between normal in a natural sense and normal in a statistical sense. As I read through the DSM-5, it seems to me that it reflects the regrettable and increasingly destructive tendency to demonize eccentricity and mislabeloutliers as pathologic.

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