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Study finds sickly kids more likely to become geniuses

A study conducted by researchers at the University of California has found a negative correlation between IQ and physical health in youth. The study — published in Psychological Science — examined data from 282 historical geniuses, including Rene Descartes, Abraham Lincoln, Michelangelo, Isaac Newton and Voltaire. Study co-authors Dean Keith Simonton and Anna Song found a link between superior …

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Is psychiatry’s bible still in the dark ages?

New Scientist recently published an article1 describing the conflict that has emerged in American psychiatry over the upcoming revised version of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), frequently referred to as psychiatry’s bible. From my point of view, disagreement over the diagnostic approach employed by the DSM is decades overdue. I initially …

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