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To compensate for unmet social needs, people project lifelike qualities onto objects to feel connected. But this doesn’t fully meet people’s needs, so they collect more and more objects.

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Many of the 6 million children diagnosed with ADHD in the US have been prescribed amphetamines as a treatment, which can lead to addiction and overdose, warn Pieter Cohen and Nicolas Rasmussen.

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Only two Australians were involved in the highest-level negotiations about what to include in the fifth edition of psychiatry’s bible the DSM – and both were from UNSW.

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Widespread confusion about what constitutes grief, ‘normaI’ depression and clinical depression risks being exacerbated under psychiatry's new classification system, Scientia Professor Gordon Parker warns.