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COMMENTARY: Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence

  The following is the transcript of a video presentation by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, which was published in MedScape on August 6, 2019: COMMENTARY Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence This transcript has been edited for clarity. This past weekend, in a little over 24 hours, gun violence claimed the lives of 30 …

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No Wage Growth and our HUGE Increase in Income Inequality Kills American Marriages

That’s right, the chart shows that those reporting their marriage was “very happy” declined 8% over the last 42 years, from 68% to 60%. Over the same period, income inequality in America has sky-rocketed to the levels seen in third world countries like Uganda, Venezuala, Morocco, Tunisia and Thailand.  We’re less equal than all the …

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The Resurgence of Patriarchy and On Being a Feminist Therapist

Terry Real, a family and couples therapist in Boston, writes extensively on how traditional masculinity can be damaging to marriage.  I agree with his positions completely, and since he has written so well on the issue I am just going to share the following quotes from his recent article. “The election of Donald Trump and …

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As Income Inequality Grows, do the Wealthy Become Less Generous?

A study reviewed  by John Tozzi in Bloomberg suggests this might be the case: ”   …That’s the implication of new research that suggests inequality makes wealthy people less generous. The study … … in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to probe how inequality influences altruism. Some earlier research in the U.S. …

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Children do Better at School If Parents Stress KINDNESS over ACHIEVEMENT

HEALTHY VALUES Affluent teens fare better when their parents emphasize kindness and other prosocial values at least as much as academic achievement, finds a study in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Researchers studied 506 teens at a predominantly white, upper-middle-class middle school, asking them about their perceptions of what their parents value most, as well …

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