Recently, I read a story in the local news that made me angry (not that that's unusual lately). A mother had gone to court to try to block her 17-year-old from getting a gender-affirming double mastectomy. A BC Supreme Court judge issued an injunction to stop the surgery that was scheduled to happen the next… Continue reading Gender Identity and Parental Obstruction
National Library of Medicine If you were around in the 80's, you are probably very familiar with the message to "just say no" that was part of the overall war on drugs. In 1991, Saved By The Bell got on board with an episode that told viewers "there's no hope with dope." There was also… Continue reading The Failure of the War on Drugs
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is insanity. Wikipedia is always the first place I turn for this series, but I think this particular Wikipedia page could use some work. It opens with: "Insanity, madness, and craziness are terms that describe a spectrum of individual and group behaviors that… Continue reading What Is… Insanity?