Children and Religion: Harmful Indoctrination

Children and Religion: Harmful Indoctrination

What are the effects of religion on children? Why is promoting religious ideals harmful when it comes to children and religion? When it comes to children and religion, Dawkins makes it clear that children cannot have religious beliefs, and it is inappropriate to force children into religion. Though parents often pass on religious traditions, there are some reasons why it doesn’t work. Read more about children and religion below.

Capitalism in Healthcare: Reduce Barriers, Add Choices

Capitalism in Healthcare: Reduce Barriers, Add Choices

Is capitalism in healthcare a good system? Can capitalism help improve access and quality of medical care? Milton Friedman argues that capitalism in healthcare is a good idea. He suggests that the AMA has a monopoly on deciding who can become a doctor and the requirements and that people should be able to choose to pay more for higher quality doctors. Read more about Milton Friedman’s ideas on capitalism in healthcare.

The Bayou Corne Sinkhole Disaster: Who’s to Blame?

The Bayou Corne Sinkhole Disaster: Who’s to Blame?

What was the Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster? What happened and what did it mean for the people who lived in Bayou Corne? In Bayou Corne, an environmental disaster lead to a sinkhole. Louisiana is staunchly pro-business and pro-energy, and residents of Bayou Corne blamed the government instead of the company at fault, Texas Brine. Read more about the Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster and what happened.

How to Help a Child With OCD: Alison Bechdel’s Story

How to Help a Child With OCD: Alison Bechdel’s Story

Do you want to know how to help a child with OCD? Are there examples of people with OCD? Author Alison Bechdel suffered from OCD as a child. Eventually, she and her mother worked together to help her stop her compulsions. Though this article isn’t a guide about how to help a child with OCD, it does offer a glimpse into Alison’s life, and how she developed and dealt with her disorder as a child. Read more about Alison’s mother’s ideas on how to help a child with OCD, and how it worked for Alison.

Health Is a Human Right: Dr. Farmer’s Philosophy

Health Is a Human Right: Dr. Farmer’s Philosophy

Do you think health is a human right? Should everyone have access to health care, regardless of their ability to pay? According to Paul Farmer, a doctor and anthropologist who devoted his life to making medical care accessible to all, health is a fundamental human right. Farmer went to great lengths to realize this philosophy in practice. Read more to learn about Paul Farmer and his medical philosophy: health is a human right.

Manic Phase Symptoms in Bipolar Disorder

Manic Phase Symptoms in Bipolar Disorder

What are manic phase symptoms in bipolar disorder? How did these manic state symptoms appear in An Unquiet Mind? In her memoir An Unquiet Mind, Dr. Jamison recounts her experience living with manic depression. Her manic phase symptoms began in her senior year of high school and didn’t end until late adulthood when she was prescribed lithium therapy. Read more to learn how manic phase symptoms manifest in everyday life.

Bipolar Depression Disorder: Kay Jamison Struggles

Bipolar Depression Disorder: Kay Jamison Struggles

What is it like to live with bipolar depression disorder? What experiences did Kay Redfield Jamison share in An Unquiet Mind? Bipolar depression disorder is a two-sided illness. One side of the coin involves episodes of joy and clarity, while the other is despair and confusion. Read about Kay Redfield Jamison’s experience living with bipolar depression disorder, as she recounts it in her memoir An Unquiet Mind.

Can Bipolar Be Genetic? Dr. Kay Jamison Answers

Can Bipolar Be Genetic? Dr. Kay Jamison Answers

Can bipolar be genetic? More generally, what role does genetics play in mental illness? Dr. Jamison, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychiatry, was fascinated with the study of genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder. In light of her mental illness lineage, she couldn’t help but wonder, “Can bipolar be genetic?” Keep reading for the answer to the question: can bipolar be genetic?