Biology of Mental Illness?

I was listening to CBC radio’s Ideas in the Afternoon today when I heard science historian Anne Harrington state: “We don’t understand any major mental disorder biologically.” In her book Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness she “surveys a flawed medical field that has been…

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Welcome Winter

It’s late December and, without snow, it’s difficult to feel like winter is here but the solstice has come and gone.  Even though it’s getting colder, our days are getting longer and more light is gradually working it’s way back into our lives.  At this time of the year, I…

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The gift of summer!

Summer is a great gift because of the time we can spend outdoors.  The emotional benefits of being in nature are a source of much discussion these days.  Research is revealing more about the positive effects of spending time outside.  Schools where students have access to green spaces have fewer…

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