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Pet Ethics

Pet Ethics

I have been watching with interest the British series Supervet chronicling the daily life of a veterinarian specializing in difficult orthopedic and neurological surgery mostly on dogs and cats.

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Climate, Political Philosophy and Lunch

Climate, Political Philosophy and Lunch

I was reviewing the literature the other day on the correlation between violence and climate. It is unsurprising that when people get uncomfortably hot, their tempers flare, they become irritable , and the likelihood of physical aggression and violence increase.

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Law and Psychiatry 5

Law and Psychiatry 5

I have been seeing a young forensic psychology grad student for anxiety and behavioural science tutoring. A few months ago, in not one of his more stellar decision making moments, he and his buddies smoked a joint while parked in his car in their school parking lot.

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Life is a Prozac Deficiency Disorder

Life is a Prozac Deficiency Disorder

I read recently that the antidepressant Prozac might have utility in the treatment of autism, I have had very little experience with this disorder but had assumed it was a hard to fix a hard-wired sensory neural deficit. Prozac raises brain serotonin levels, but whether this leads to a rewiring like psychotherapy can is unclear.

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Blackdogtimes: Most Viewed Essays

Blackdogtimes: Most Viewed Essays

This is my second review of blackdogtimes stastics. My first entry on the subject revealed that vaccination refusal was number one on the hit list. I don’t have much to add to that subject except to note that fears of autism have now been replaced by religious objections:

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