Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Ketogenic Diet: New Interest in an Old Practice

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The new year brings with it new promises — eat less, sleep more, find love, lose your mind (mindLESSness is apparently the new mindfulness) — and this year, the weight-loss world is kicking off 2018 with a renewed interest in the Kardashian-loving ketogenic diet, whose adherents claim a host of health benefits, shedding unwanted pounds not least among them.


Social inequality, scientific inequality and the future of mental illness


Despite five decades of research and discoveries in psychiatry, the results have not always met the expectations. Outcomes are still poor in a number of disorders, including schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression. In a new article published in Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, Charles Dean explores the complex relationship between failures in psychiatry, the concept of disease in mental health, research funding, and the rise of socioeconomic inequality.