Racism Takes a Toll on a Child’s Mental Health, Study Finds

In order to determine the effects of racism and prejudice on the psychological health and welfare of children and adolescents, a team of researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia reviewed 461 case studies that explored potential links between racially-motivated discrimination and mental health difficulties in young people. Most of the kids whose experiences…

Psychiatry, Psychology, and the Evolution of Attitudes about the Gay Lifestyle among the American Public

Up until 1973, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is recognized as the “bible” of psychiatric disorders by mental health professionals, still listed homosexuality as a form of mental illness. In 1953 it had been classified by psychiatrists as a “sociopathic personality disturbance” before being downgraded – or upgraded, depending on your…