Channel 4's Campaign for Real Sex is as real as the coupling that takes place in front of the pornographer's camera.
The expansion of the diagnosis of ADHD among children is driven not by a hitherto unknown medical condition, but the cultural redefinition of the problems of childhood.
Hands up if you're fed up of experts thinking they're more 'aware' than us plebs.
You don't need to be a mental health professional to take an interest in the recently published fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
A close inspection of the claims made about bullying indicates that what they refer to are everyday troubles of human existence.
The words we use really matter, for they shape people's view of themselves and of their fellow citizens.
The unrelenting expansion of the colonisation of childhood is one of the most far-reaching and potentially destructive forces at work in contemporary society.
The politicisation of the Australian Defence Force Academy Skype scandal means it is no longer about the inexcusable harassment of an individual female cadet but about political reputations and, ultimately, the ethos defining the military's way of life.
The eccentric loner, the incomprehensible maverick or the shy stranger lacking in social skills have become candidates for the psychiatrist's couch.
Far from being a desirable objective, social inclusion is an unusually vapid idea.