Identity Crisis, 1906
Identity Crisis, 1906
A famous account of multiple personality disorder in the early 20th century foreshadowed a century of controversial diagnoses and debate among psychiatrists.
Identity Crisis, 1906
Identity Crisis, 1906

A famous account of multiple personality disorder in the early 20th century foreshadowed a century of controversial diagnoses and debate among psychiatrists.

A famous account of multiple personality disorder in the early 20th century foreshadowed a century of controversial diagnoses and debate among psychiatrists.

psychiatry
How Social Isolation Affects the Brain
How Social Isolation Affects the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
Absence of human contact is associated with declines in cognitive function. But as the COVID-19 pandemic brings concerns about the potential harms of isolation to the fore, researchers are still hunting for concrete evidence of a causal role as well as possible mechanisms.
Value of Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Questioned
Value of Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Questioned
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2019
A meta-analysis of more than 80 studies from the past four decades finds weak evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabis to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
Catherine Offord | Oct 7, 2019
The effects of the therapy in a small group of  patients were long-lasting, researchers say, adding to evidence that the approach works for treatment-resistant depression.
NIH Suspended Duke University Grants Amid Misconduct Allegations
NIH Suspended Duke University Grants Amid Misconduct Allegations
Jef Akst | May 22, 2019
The accusations concerned the safety of research participants. The school says the grants have been reinstated following an investigation.
Potent Weed Linked to Psychosis
Potent Weed Linked to Psychosis
Jef Akst | Mar 20, 2019
Frequent use of high-strength cannabis may increase the risk of mental health problems, according to a large-scale epidemiological study.
Former Head of NIMH, Lewis Judd, Dies
Former Head of NIMH, Lewis Judd, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 14, 2019
The UCSD psychiatry researcher championed the concept of mental illness as a neurobiological condition and helped form the US government’s Decade of the Brain initiative.
Researchers Explore the Genetics of Eating Disorders
Researchers Explore the Genetics of Eating Disorders
Amy Lewis | Jan 1, 2019
Large-scale genomic studies of anorexia and bulimia are turning up clues about the conditions’ development and persistence.
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Catherine Offord | Sep 18, 2018
Physician Peter Gøtzsche, a board member of the organization, has been an outspoken critic of certain vaccines and of the pharma industry in general.
New Cell Type Discovered in Human Brains
New Cell Type Discovered in Human Brains
Catherine Offord | Aug 28, 2018
Rosehip neurons are not found in rodents. Perhaps they offer clues about what separates our brains from those of other animals.