Onanism and child sexual abuse – A comparative study of two hypotheses Abstract For some decades now in the West, there has been a growing social anxiety with regard to a phenomenon which has become known as child sexual abuse (CSA). This anxiety is fed by scientific theories whose cornerstone is the assess- ment of […]

Science and pseudoscience in clinical psychology – edited by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, Jeffrey M. Lohr.   Has a good discussion of the nature of science. som interesting discussions of varius dodgy and otherwise untested ideas in clinical psychology.   —   about the book:   As Bob Dylan wrote, “The times they […]

Wikipedia links of interest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snuff_film A snuff film is a motion picture genre that depicts the actual murder of a person or people, without the aid of special effects, for the express purpose of distribution and entertainment or financial exploitation.[1] The existence of for-profit snuff films is generally considered an urban legend. Some filmed records […]

politiken.dk/videnskab/ECE1566364/forskere-syretrip-er-godt-mod-alkoholisme/ (danish) www.nature.com/news/lsd-helps-to-treat-alcoholism-1.10200 Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for alcoholism meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Abstract: “Assessments of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in the treatment of alcoholism have not been based on quantitative meta-analysis. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in order to evaluate the clinical efficacy of LSD in the treatment of […]

Dhis is a respons to dhe artikl: www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2010/03/01/100301crat_atlarge_menand?currentPage=all “Kirsch’s conclusion is that antidepressants are just fancy placebos. Obviously, this is not what the individual tests showed. If they had, then none of the drugs tested would have received approval. Drug trials normally test medications against placebos—sugar pills—which are given to a control group. What a […]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenhan_experiment David Rosenhan – On being sane in insane places – 1973 Reed and weep. Think about it next time u watch one of the many films deeling with this problem, e.g.: www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/ www.imdb.com/title/tt0348836/ www.imdb.com/title/tt0172493/ www.imdb.com/title/tt1130884/ www.imdb.com/title/tt1462220/ www.imdb.com/title/tt0824747/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_set_in_psychiatric_hospitals

Reeding Wikipedia’s entry on the subjekt very much gives me the impresion that this is another term that we shud do away with (taboo). I.e., we shud stop using it and use som other mor useful konsept. Primarily, two such konsepts has been popularized: anti-social personality disorder (aka. ASPD) and dissocial personality disorder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy Other […]