Mental Illness
Logically Illogical
Logically Illogical
Eliezer J. Sternberg | Jan 1, 2016
The most bizarre behaviors often make perfect sense in the minds of the mentally ill.
NIMH Head Leaves
NIMH Head Leaves
Kerry Grens | Sep 16, 2015
Thomas Insel, the director for the National Institute of Mental Health, will work for Google Life Sciences on the prevention and detection of mental diseases.
Oliver Sacks Dies
Oliver Sacks Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2015
The neurologist and author had written about his recent experiences being “face to face with dying.”
Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health
Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health
Tracy Vence | Mar 10, 2015
Two independent investigations suggest hallucinogens like LSD are not linked to psychological problems and may actually confer certain benefits.
More Schizophrenia-Related Variants
More Schizophrenia-Related Variants
Kerry Grens | Jul 22, 2014
The latest genome-wide search for genetic variants tied to the psychiatric disorder triples the number of candidates.
Psychiatry: An SOS Call
Psychiatry: An SOS Call
Robert E. Becker | May 1, 2014
Social policies shaped the practice of psychiatry in the past. As the discipline becomes ever more scientific, the effects of social policy on patient well-being must not be ignored.
Dad’s Contribution
Dad’s Contribution
Abby Olena | Feb 28, 2014
Older fathers may have children with higher risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a study.
Mental Disorders Overlap in Genetic Etiology
Mental Disorders Overlap in Genetic Etiology
Kerry Grens | Aug 12, 2013
Genome-wide datasets reveal varying degrees of genetic similarity among five common psychiatric illnesses.
DSM-5 Rewrites Normal
DSM-5 Rewrites Normal
Dan Cossins | May 20, 2013
A psychiatrist argues that the newly revised manual of mental disorders is part of a dangerous trend toward the medicalization of normal behavior.
NIMH to Steer Away from New Manual
NIMH to Steer Away from New Manual
Kate Yandell | May 9, 2013
The agency will no longer use the newly revised guide to mental disorders to categorize its funding priorities.