Molly Gallagher

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Birth—and Rebirth—after Bulimia

<i>Judy Tsuei | Longreads | September 2016 | 14 minutes (3571 words)</i><p>“140 pounds,” my midwife announces with a smile. “That’s a healthy starting point …

Why can’t we treat mental illness by fixing the brain? – Joe Herbert

Our understanding and treatment of mental disorders is primitive. Why is that? The burden on our society is huge. A quarter of women will have an …

Why food allergy fakers need to stop

BEFORE WE GET INTO IT, let me make one thing clear. This intervention is not aimed at those with life-threatening food allergies or similarly grave …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

Liberal academics are ‘open’ but are they truly tolerant? – Mark Brandt

One of the purposes of university is to challenge the opinions of students. This requires freedom of thought and a variety of voices. But academic …

Psychology

The Dark Side Of Jesus People USA, America's Most Influential Christian Movement

For decades, the freewheeling hippies of Jesus People USA —"God's forever family" — forged one of the most influential movements in Christianity. They were also Jaime Prater's family, until he made a documentary exposing the commune's darkest secrets.<p><b>Usually, Jaime Prater</b> felt excited on the first …

The Little-Known Force Behind the Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

How the Becket Fund became the leading advocate for corporations’ religious rights<p>In March, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in <i>Sebelius v.</i> …

The War on Planned Parenthood

One frigid night this past February, I flew to Ohio to watch democracy in action. The next day, the Ohio state Legislature was voting on whether to …

The child I love

When Maddy Ralston came into this world almost 21 years ago, it was love at first sight.I cradled her in my arms, my adopted miracle, and couldn’t …

North Carolina