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Pseudo Research: Extreme Laziness

“Extreme laziness may have a medical basis, says a group of high-profile Australian scientists, describing a new condition called ‘motivational deficiency disorder’ (MoDeD). The condition is claimed to affect up to one in five Australians and is characterized by overwhelming and debilitating apathy.”

“Extreme laziness may have a medical basis, says a group of high-profile Australian scientists, describing a new condition called ‘motivational deficiency disorder’ (MoDeD). The condition is claimed to affect up to one in five Australians and is characterized by overwhelming and debilitating apathy.”

From an April 1 report in the British Medical Journal on purported research by neurologist “Leth Argos” and a team at the University of Newcastle. The spoof was created by David Henry, a clinical pharmacologist, to parody what he calls “disease mongering.”

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