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Carrie Arnold
Science writer

Carrie Arnold is a freelance science writer, whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Scientific American and Slate, among others. Her latest book is Decoding Anorexia (2012). She lives in Virginia.

Written by Carrie Arnold

Essay/
Stories & Literature
Watchers of the earth

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening

Carrie Arnold

Essay/
Medical Ethics
In praise of defiance

Labelling someone crazy and difficult is a way to resist justice and change – and psychiatrists are complicit

Carrie Arnold

Essay/
Addiction
Why self-harm?

Cutting brings relief because emotion and pain criss-cross in the brain. Can we untangle the circuits and stop self-harm?

Carrie Arnold