Friday, December 24, 2010

24 Dec 2010: Today's Democracy Now!


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Dr. Gabor Maté on the Stress-Disease Connection, Addiction, Attention Deficit Disorder and the Destruction of American Childhood
Today, a Democracy Now! special with the Canadian physician and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté. From disease to addiction, parenting to attention deficit disorder, Dr. Maté’s work focuses on the centrality of early childhood experiences to the development of the brain, and how those experiences can impact everything from behavioral patterns to physical and mental illness. While the relationship between emotional stress and disease, and mental and physical health more broadly, is often considered controversial within medical orthodoxy, Dr. Maté argues too many doctors seem to have forgotten what was once a commonplace assumption, that emotions are deeply implicated in both the development of illness, addictions and disorders, and in their healing. [includes rush transcript]

Headlines

•Senate Passes Nuke Treaty & 9/11 Health Bill
•Obama Signs "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Repeal
•Sen. Reid Returns Ring to Dan Choi After Repeal of DADT
•Congress Bans Transfer of Gitmo Prisoners to U.S. for Trial
•U.N. Probes Detention of Bradley Manning
•Julian Assange: Bradley Manning is a "Political Prisoner"
•WikiLeaks Cables Released about West Papua
•U.N.: 173 Have Died in Ivory Coast
•U.N. Increases Size of Force in Somalia by 50%
•Alaska Supreme Court Rules Against Joe Miller
•More Headlines… www.democracynow.org

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