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Amsterdam tourist cannabis ban rejected

Amsterdam tourist cannabis ban rejected

The mayor of Amsterdam says he will not ban foreign tourists from using the city's famous cannabis cafes, after months of argument over new drug laws. Each year, some 1.5 million tourists visit Amsterdam to consume cannabis. It is not strictly legal to use cannabis, but its use is tolerated and possession of small amounts was decriminalised in the 1970s. A national ban on foreigners using cannabis was due to be rolled out to Amsterdam by the end of this year.

Anorexia
  •  31 10 2012
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Sound body sound mind

Keep off the grass
  •  29 10 2012
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Kohlberg was born today

Kohlberg was born today

Lawrence Kohlberg was born on 25 October 1927. He was a Jewish American psychologist who specialised in research on moral education and reasoning. He is best known for his theory of stages of moral development. The theory holds that moral reasoning, the basis for ethical behavior, has six identifiable developmental stages, each more adequate at responding to moral dilemmas than its predecessor.

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Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

- Samuel Goldwyn -
New website for the Royal College of Psychiatrists

New website for the Royal College of Psychiatrists

The website of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which started in 1997, was last redesigned in 2004, and it's now had a facelift to give it a more modern and user-friendly appearance.

Can stress turn your hair grey?

Can stress turn your hair grey?

Is it scientifically possible for hair to turn white overnight (canities subita)? Is there a physiological process through which extreme stress can cause hair to change colour this fast? Unfortunately no ethics committee is going to let researchers induce a sufficiently terrifying experience in a lab volunteer to help us understand whether sudden changes in hair colour and thickness are possible.

Creativity closely entwined with mental illness

Creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, according to a study of more than a million people. Writers had a higher risk of anxiety and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, unipolar depression, and substance abuse, the Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute found. They were almost twice as likely as the general population to kill themselves. Dancers and photographers were also more likely to have bipolar disorder.

Madness
  •  16 10 2012
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  •  15 10 2012
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James Dumerauf, Holland Hospital Behavioral Health, discusses connections between your heart and your mental state.