I’ve reported on behavior and mental health for 20 years. As I exit, I can’t help but wonder why researchers have placed so little emphasis on helping people in distress today.
The condition, formerly called multiple personality disorder, affects a surprising 1 percent of the population.
She helped start the nonprofit after documenting atrocities in Latin America. She was also a pioneering educator at M.I.T. and Harvard.
The clock was ticking. An M.R.I., a spinal tap and blood tests weren’t revealing the culprit. Could it be psychological?
During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.
With anxiety and depression on the rise during the pandemic, it has been challenging for people to get the help they need.
In “Nobody’s Normal,” Roy Richard Grinker describes a centuries-old quest to define normalcy — and the enduring stigma that came from it.
A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.
Most had no history of mental illness and became psychotic weeks after contracting the virus. Cases are expected to remain rare but are being reported worldwide.
Even in an anxious time, children’s anxiety is treatable.
Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.
And how to nip them in the bud before they start.
Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right.
In “Waiting for an Echo,” Christine Montross, a psychiatrist who works in prisons, catalogs the devastating effects of incarceration on the mentally ill.
Some health officials have forecast a steep rise in new mental health disorders. Others say the impact isn’t likely to last.
“Of course you’re going through trauma right now! At the very least, release judgment around that.”
Charged with “inciting debauchery,” Sarah Hegazi was jailed and tortured.
Psychiatrists are confronted with an urgent natural experiment, and the outcome is far from predictable.
In an important book, he challenged the widely held Freudian notion that same-sex attraction was curable, finding it instead rooted in biology.
Therapists in New York must deal with a parade of coronavirus-fueled anxieties, from their patients and from themselves.
A New Jersey man charged with attempted arson was released from jail because of coronavirus fears. But he had to wait to begin psychiatric treatment.