With THC levels close to 100 percent, today’s cannabis products are making some teenagers highly dependent and dangerously ill.
Here’s what the evidence says about what works (and what doesn’t).
It was once an “open secret” that this was the safest pathway.
“When did the willingness to put your life on the line become an acceptable prerequisite for being an educator?” Also: Benefits of camp; psychiatric care.
MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder “represents real hope for long-term healing,” health experts say.
A new classification in psychology has set off a debate over what should be done about “prolonged” grief.
The country is locked in a system of punitive psychiatry.
A new movement wants to shift mainstream thinking away from medication and toward greater acceptance.
Buzzy start-ups promising easy access to mental health medication found an eager market on social media. Should anyone be looking for treatment on TikTok, though?
Around the country, the setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like this doctor’s office in Kentucky, the next patient arriving every 15 minutes.
After years of engaging with parenthood from a distance, it’s time for a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health to take her own advice.
How might we leverage knowing that a particular neurological feature makes someone more vulnerable to autism or Alzheimer’s or more likely to achieve academically?
Removing the stigma from mental health care for doctors. Also: War crimes in Ukraine; the “Don’t Say Gay” law; baseball signs; Alcoholics Anonymous.
Sierra Leone, one of the world’s poorest countries, is working to build a modern mental health system from scratch.
Experts say millions of people are affected by trauma, which has become a buzzword and a meme. So why aren’t more of them being treated?
“How dare you tell me how long I may grieve?” one reader writes. Readers are mostly opposed to declaring it a disorder, arguing that it is stigmatizing.
The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.
Intent and an apology must count for something.
The post from Jeffrey Lieberman, which described the model as possibly a “freak of nature,” drew negative attention from medical professionals.
In a new book, Thomas Insel, who led research into psychiatric disease for 13 years, says that advances in neuroscience have yet to benefit patients.
Readers describe a mental health system that one calls “inhumane, disgraceful.” Also: Columnists too downbeat on President Biden.
For some couples on the brink of divorce, taking the illegal psychedelic drug was a last resort — but it ended up being the only thing that worked.
Martial Simon, mentally ill and homeless, spent years in and out of hospitals before being accused of shoving Michelle Go in front of a subway train.
Many recreational drugs known for mind-altering trips are being studied to treat depression, substance use and other disorders. Here’s what you need to know.
I was already worried about my patients. I fear Omicron will make everything even worse.
She shed light on marginalized people’s lives by examining the contents of suitcases left in the attic of a psychiatric hospital. She went on to become a prominent activist.
Many people with or connected to the mental illness approve of updating the name, a new survey shows. But some experts are not convinced it’s the answer.
Mental health experts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emerging evidence suggests that is not the case.
His wide-ranging research helped transform his field, a colleague said, by “insisting on using data to drive thinking about diagnosis and treatment.”
It was an answer to Freudian analysis: a pragmatic, thought-monitoring approach to treating anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, and it changed psychiatry.
In his new memoir, “One Friday in April,” Donald Antrim tells his own story and argues that a suicide attempt is “a disease process, not an act or a choice.”
Why parallel play is good for grown-ups, too.
A professor, a psychiatrist and a nurse react to a Times investigation. Also: A modern Civil War; a more confident child.
Electroconvulsive therapy can effectively treat depression, and is as safe as antidepressant drugs along with psychotherapy, a new analysis found.
The signs and symptoms that you might need an evaluation.
“Self-care is important,” the psychiatrist and wife of Aby Rosen told me. “But it can also be a slippery slope to narcissism, an excuse to push away friends.”
Many men struggle with mental health after becoming fathers. But stigma and societal norms keep them from getting help.
The Yale School of Medicine said the tone and content of a lecture by Dr. Aruna Khilanani, who has a private practice in New York, were “antithetical to the values of the school.”
When your therapist is a bot, you can reach it at 2 a.m. But will it really understand your problems?
Con artists and swindlers have long captured headlines in Spain. Now the country has a novel solution: A rehabilitation program aiming to “reinsert” corrupt officials back into society.
Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. But some researchers are wary about this going too far.
The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health.
Critics say the field has a long way to go — from the lack of Black psychiatrists to the way it treats African-Americans.
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.