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This Is What It's Like to Live With Avoidant Personality Disorder

In the first study of its kind, researchers have asked people to describe in their own words what it’s like to live with Avoidant Personality Disorder—a diagnosis defined by psychiatrists as “a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation.” Like all personality disorder diagnoses, AVPD is controversial, with some… Read More »

America has seen medical marijuana before: This is what we learned (and forgot)

Very few things in the universe are 100 percent good or 100 percent bad. Cannabis is perfectly ordinary in having a mixture of good qualities (medical benefits) and bad qualities (medical risks). The people who want to make money – lots of money, by the way – from selling marijuana do a perfectly fine job of pointing out the… Read More »