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Men are 4 times more likely than women to be diagnosed with ‘cannabis psychosis’

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/men-are-4-times-more-likely-than-women-to-be-diagnosed-with-cannabis-psychosis-according-to-study-10411381.html The marked gender difference in rates of cannabis psychosis is puzzling. Particularly as only men are only twice as likely as women to use cannabis. So why might this be? It could be the result of a bias in treatment services which tend to be dominated by male patients. This

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Homophobia remains the “socialism of fools.”

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/russian-homophobia-is-a-convenient-diversion/526025.html But in Russia's consensual autocracy, the government is careful to only advance initiatives which it is sure will meet with popular approval. Nor is Russian society in the grip of especially conservative sexual mores — premarital sex, adultery and prostitution are as much a fact of daily life as they

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Fundamental flaw in abstinence-based treatment: going cold turkey only intensifies cravings

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/03/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/ Whereas AA teaches that alcoholism is a progressive disease that follows an inevitable trajectory, data from a federally funded survey called the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions show that nearly one-fifth of those who have had alcohol dependence go on to drink at low-risk levels with no

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Talk not just drugs needed

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/19/opinion/psychiatrys-identity-crisis.html?_r=0 More fundamentally, the fact that all feelings, thoughts and behavior require brain activity to happen does not mean that the only or best way to change — or understand — them is with medicine. We know, for instance, that not all psychiatric disorders can be adequately treated with biological therapy.

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Accused justifies crime by blaming victims

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/07/teachers_brain_condition_to_blame_in_student_sex_a.html In response to Smith's statement, Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Gina Iosim, who is handling the case, said the following in a statement: "All too often victims of sexual abuse are demonized by their abusers. It takes a tremendous amount of courage for a victim, especially a juvenile victim, to come forward

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Take the trolls out of web based peer support

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/07/20/sexual_assault_survivor_shares_her_story_of_healing_on_reddit_then_the_trolls.html Underneath, the entire thread is largely support and encouragement, with other survivors—and their spouses or friends—explaining that recovery isn't just possible, but manageable. People tell their own stories and share tips about how to have sexual interaction without pushing any of a survivor's buttons. Despite the ample media and political

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More emotionally stable people earn more money

https://theconversation.com/how-your-personality-relates-to-your-productivity-and-salary-40512 The result of this study though shows that the relationship between earnings and productivity is linked to personality. More conscientious and more emotionally stable participants earned a higher payment, as conscientious and emotionally stable workers do with wages in real life. There were remarkable differences by gender. Women tended to be

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