A clear disconnect exists between how we perceive physical and mental illnesses. This cognitive dissonance isn’t particularly logical (because no one would choose to live with anxiety, schizophrenia, depression or any of the other maladies laid out in the DSM-5 or ICD-10 diagnosis codes), but that doesn’t stop people from reflexively suggesting that a person.. read more →

US military veterans are protesting outside Trump’s Tower in New York City on Tuesday after the remarks the Republican presidential nominee made about veterans a day earlier, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene. NEW YORK (Sputnik) — During a campaign event in Virginia on Monday night, Donald Trump suggested that veterans who suffer from.. read more →

Post traumatic stress disorder is a sobering topic. In some ways it’s like a cancer, initially going unnoticed by the afflicted while gestating and evolving into a monster. There is an explanation for its presence, and its presence is purely malevolent. There is no benefit for those burdened by this beast. The incessant heightened awareness,.. read more →