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US report: Up to 1 in 5 children experience a mental disorder

In a report released 16 May 2013, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; 2013) indicated that as many as 13-20% of US children experience a mental disorder annually. The CDC based it’s estimate on the familiar report of the Nat...
by EBD Blog on May 20, 2013

Famous folks in historical diagnoses

Are you familiar with the hypothesis that people such as Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein actually had Asperger’s Syndrome? How about Bill Gates? Type these people’s names and “Asperger’s Syndrome” into your favorite...
by EBD Blog on May 17, 2013

-Next Monogamy Is in the Cross Hairs?

             (Symbol of Polyamory: Wikipedia) We are just now getting used to Ellen referring to her ‘wife’ and homosexuals demanding state sponsored recognition for their monogamous rel...
by APOLOGETICA on Mar 2, 2013

-Richard Dawkins Loses Debate Against Former Archbishop Rowan Williams

Does religion have a place in the 21th Century? Here’s a debate that explored the motion that it doesn’t. However, religion seems to have won the day and a reprieve in this friendly confrontation. Famous atheist Professor Richard Dawkins usually...
by APOLOGETICA on Feb 12, 2013

Can a child recover from Autism?

Yesterday I wrote about how, when people consider individual cases, the possibility of improvement for children with Autism might make otherwise inert therapies appear to be beneficial. In yesterday’s post I referred to research by Molly Helt a...
by EBD Blog on Jan 27, 2013

Autism, recovery, CAM, placebo, and research

Thought experiment: Suppose that scientists want to compare a new therapy for children with Autism. They’ll need to compare the New Therapy to a control condition and evaluate it over time using multiple different outcome measures. I’m go...
by EBD Blog on Jan 26, 2013

-Giglio Debacle: Are You or Have You Ever Been ‘Anti-Gay’?

Are you now or have you ever been ‘Anti-gay’? That seems to be the new ‘witch hunt’ question driving the major media when it comes to Christian ministers. It also now seems to be a major qualifying question to be answered in the negative for...
by APOLOGETICA on Jan 19, 2013

-Giglio Debacle: Are You or Have You Ever Been ‘Ant-Gay’?

Are you now or have you ever been ‘Anti-gay’? That seems to be the new ‘witch hunt’ question driving the major media when it comes to Christian ministers. It also now seems to be a major qualifying question to be answered in the negative for...
by APOLOGETICA on Jan 19, 2013

Mothers agree on helping children with mental illness and their families

Liza Long is the author of the post, “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” that has gone viral in the few days following the mass murder that Mr. Lanza apparently committed at Sandy Hook Elementary School 14 December 2012. In it, Ms. LongR...
by EBD Blog on Dec 17, 2012

-What is ‘Tolerance’ When it Comes to Same-Sex Marriage?

The media has taken sides long time ago in the same-sex marriage debate raging in America. Media folks are consistently badgering Christians when it comes to this issue and counseling us to be ‘tolerant’ but what they really mean is that we need...
by APOLOGETICA on Dec 2, 2012

Nature: De novo mutations, autism, and schizophrenia, redux

In Nature a group of researchers from Denmark and Iceland report the results of their studies of mutation rates of Icelandic parent-child groups. They found that the level of new mutations, called a “de novo mutations,” in their samples w...
by EBD Blog on Aug 23, 2012

-Europe’s Assault on Circumcision and Religion

                               (Europe religion map: Wikipedia) In mid July a German court pronounce...
by APOLOGETICA on Aug 12, 2012

-Will Christian Denominations Survive the Homosexual Crisis?

           (Church of Pilgrims, in Washington, DC: Wikipedia) Make no mistake about, the current push for Gay rights and same-sex marriage across America has created a crisis that most mainline protes...
by APOLOGETICA on Jul 21, 2012

-American Church on the ‘Wrong Side of History’ When it Comes to Homosexuality?

Bible believing Christians in America are continually being told that they are on the ‘wrong side of history’ when it comes to homosexuality. However, most evangelical Bible believing Christians would rather be on the ‘wrong side of history’...
by APOLOGETICA on Jun 27, 2012

-Billy Graham: “Confusing Evil With Good”

          (Billy Graham meeting with Pres. Obama: Wikipedia) The American culture is in flux and what used to be considered as ‘good’ and moral many times are now looked upon as politically incorrect w...
by APOLOGETICA on Jun 16, 2012

US ED resource on restraint and seclusion

The US Department of Education (ED) published Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document today. After the extensive discussions the last few years about abuses of management procedures (see , especially those used with children and youths with Emotio...
by EBD Blog on May 15, 2012


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