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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 …

Hand-washing can help a person shirk old ideas – UPI.com

“For people who were primed with a health goal, for example, using the handwipe reduced their subsequent tendency to behave in a healthy manner,” research Ping Dong said. June 12 (UPI) — Hand-washing has surprising effects on the human brain. According to a series of experiments conducted by researchers at …

Here’s What Obamacare Did for Mental Health | US News

People gained insurance coverage under the health care law, but access barriers remain. People with psychological problems have been increasingly gaining health insurance coverage in recent years, but data in a study released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raise questions about whether they are also receiving …