Psychiatry Ascribes Empty Names to Clusters of Symptoms
February 23, 2016
Schizophrenia doesn't exist. People exist with various behaviors, but schizophrenia is an empty label, an expert says.
Schizophrenia: Diagnosis or Delusion?
November 30, 2014
Much as psychiatrists would like to help the afflicted, it doesn't help to affix an empty label to an imprecise condition.
Psychology Struggling to Regain Scientific Image
May 22, 2014
In the wake of scandals and replication failures, psychiatry and social psychology are enduring scrutiny some practitioners call an "inquisition" or "bullying".
Secular Psychology as Abuse
March 20, 2014
At best, psychology doesn't know what it's doing. At worst, it harms people.
Does the Mind Create Reality or Discover It?
July 21, 2013
Philosophical questions about "reality" are fun if not practical. But we need a concept of reality in order to function practically.
Scientists Can Agree on Things that Aren’t So
May 27, 2013
Whenever you hear "all scientists agree" or "we now know," it's no guarantee a finding won't be disputed years later. In the following examples, CEH focuses not so much on the content of the disputed subjects as the implications for philosophy of science.
Psychiatry Is Not (Yet) a Science
May 10, 2013
Complaints about a new diagnostic manual show that psychiatry has a long way to go before being considered a legitimate science. That hope might never be fulfilled.
How to Use Your Brain
April 24, 2013
The fact that you can ponder how to use your brain implies it is a physical tool your soul uses. New findings support the idea that we can improve our brain function through effort, like we can learn to become better computer users.