Tagged psychology

The Media’s Sensational Monster: What’s So Wrong About the Coverage of Rachael Farrokh

Many of you have probably already seen the video that is now going viral of Rachael Farrokh, a 5”7’, “40-something-pound” woman seeking donations to enter a treatment facility for severe anorexia. I am very purposely not linking to that video here. Farrokh’s story, first covered this week by NBC4 Los Angeles, represents the epitome of journalistic, …

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A Preview: Stories in the Works at “A Disordered World”

Welcome to my new online magazine! Here is a look at some of the stories I am working on that will be posted in the coming month: The Mentally Ill: Unchallenged Oppression of a Hidden Minority Over the past half-century, since the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, minority groups such as African Americans, women, …

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This Week in Mental Health, Sept. 15-21 – Psychosemantics, the Popularity of Evolutionary Psychology, Delightful Blog/Forum Discoveries, the Benefits of “Delayed Adulthood,” and More

Last Sunday (9/14), 60 Minutes aired a special report on the difficulty youth in crisis have accessing mental health treatment in the U.S. 60 Minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley, discussing Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds, who was slashed and stabbed repeatedly by his own son last November, relates how “Deeds discovered that ‘talking to somebody,’ getting treatment, is …

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