People prefer to ignore scientific reality in favor of politically correct myths. Specifically, we incorrectly interpret (positive) statements that describe the world as it is to be (normative) statements that prescribe the world as it ought to be. This confusion impedes scientific progress.
It has long been recognized that there is a link between various psychiatric illnesses, especially schizophrenia, and heavy cigarette smoking. However, the reasons why such a link may
There are many ailments that a physician can easily diagnose and health officials can track. For example, the cause of an infection can usually be determined by the presence of an infectious pathogen. The diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is easy to establish. The same can be said for asthma, strep throat, or
According to the CDC s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief, almost 8 percent of Americans aged 12 and older reported moderate to severe depressive symptoms in 2009 to 2012, but only one-third of those people sought treatment from a mental health professional.