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The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here’s why

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very profession that once sustained it. Its passing will not be mourned. Today, having a diagnosis of schizophrenia is associated with a life-expectancy reduction of nearly two decades. By some criteria, only one [...]

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Gluten-Free ‘Lifestylers’ Make Eating Out Difficult for Coeliacs

Russian roulette: Coeliac sufferer Jade Mayhew will be crippled by pain if she consumes even the smallest amount of gluten. Photo: Supplied The problem is that non-coeliacs following the "gluten-free" fad, who do not suffer an allergy or intolerance, are weakening the restaurant and cafe industry's support for true "gluten-free" labelling. - Richard [...]

Down With Diagnoses

One of the great things about living in a profoundly risk averse society is that we are starting to treat mental health issues with the serious respect they deserve. The downside to this chronic risk aversion is that the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) most recent text revision contains over 300 [...]