- Dec 19 20164 minutes
My Battle With Depression
IN A NEW MEMOIR, THE SINGER DETAILS HER 2011 DESCENT INTO SUICIDAL DESPAIR AND THE LONG, HARD ROAD BACK TO HEALTH
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
Kim & Kanye Their New Family Crisis
WHEN KANYE WEST ranted about Beyoncé and complimented Trump before abruptly leaving the stage at his Nov. 19 concert, many fans shrugged it off as one more controversial move by a consistently unpredictable artist. But it seems West’s outbursts are m
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked In The Last Decade
Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
- Oct 24 20161 minute
Our Addiction Crisis Can Be Solved—With Hardwork
The prescription-opioid epidemic is one of the most urgent public-health challenges of our time. Since 1999, overdose deaths have quadrupled, which parallels the quantity of opioids prescribed. The majority of prescription opioids that are being misu
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Then & Now
CHRISTINA DUGAN In 1980 actress Mackenzie Phillips joined her father, John Phillips (whom Mackenzie claimed she had an incestuous relationship with in her 2009 memoir High on Arrival), in rehab for an out-of-control cocaine habit that had gotten her
- Oct 24 20165 minutes
A New Paradigm for Opioid Addiction: More Drugs
THE PHOTO WAS so startling that it almost seemed staged. In the driver’s seat, the man’s head is dropped back, his eyes closed, mouth agape, one hand draped on the steering wheel in front of him and the other in his lap. In the passenger seat, a woma
- Nov 7 20161 minute
What Parents Should Do
If you’re worried about an adolescent and aren’t sure what to do, heed the advice of Fadi Haddad, a psychiatrist and the co-author of Helping Kids in Crisis
- Nov 7 201614 minutes
The Kids Are Not All Right
American teens are anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. Experts are struggling over how to help them
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
My Famıly’s Battle With Mental Illness
IN A NEW BOOK, THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HOW SHE SAVED HER SCHIZOPHRENIC MOM
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Seattle Breaks New Ground on Opioids
Officials sanction public spaces for shooting heroin | “We need to do what the science tells us to do”
- Dec 1 201614 minutes
The High Cost Of Coping
ANXIETY. DEPRESSION. EATING DISORDERS. PHOBIAS. EVERY YEAR TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FACE A MENTAL-HEALTH CHALLENGE—OFTEN AT GREAT EXPENSE. HERE’S HOW TO EASE THE FINANCIAL STRAIN.
- Dec 19 20161 minute
Making America (Measurably) Great
The CDC’s statistics on life expectancy are sobering but also a prod to shape health policy
- Dec 1 20167 minutes
The Life-Changing Magic Of Mushrooms
A single dose of magic mushrooms can make people with severe anxiety and depression better for months, according to a landmark pair of new studies.
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
The Forgotten Side of Cancer Care
TUNNEL VISION CAN SET IN WITH A new cancer diagnosis. Everyone—the doctor, the patient, the patient’s loved ones—focuses almost exclusively on treatment: the chemotherapy, surgery and radiation that aim to keep a patient alive for as long as possible
- Dec 1 20168 minutes
More Prisons Are Phasing Out The 'Box’
A new study offers data on the continued use of solitary confinement, and a corrections leader weighs in on the practice’s future.
- Oct 3 20165 minutes
The Mindful Classroom
Some experts think mindfulness is the antidote to distraction, misbehaving—even poor math scores. Are they on to something?
- Jun 1 20161 minute
Meet the Designers Hoping to Treat ADHD and Alzheimer's with Gaming
These are games that kids and parents can all appreciate.
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
The Post-Traumatic Psychology Of Disaster Survivors
Victims may be at risk of developing PTSD, but the experience may also spur growth.
- Oct 1 20161 minute
How a Biotech Turned a Bust into a Hit
Hands-on selling transformed anti-addiction drug Vivitrol into a success.
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
Not A Normal Work Trip
Writer Ayelet Waldman experiments with microdosing and becomes “weirdly productive.”
- Sep 5 20163 minutes
Can Virtual Reality Help People Manage Pain?
SNOWFLAKES FALL AROUND ME AS I float above a river, weaving through an icy wonderland. I toss a fish to an otter, and it shivers with glee. Then, as I exit a cave full of colorful rocks, I flow into a bright spring landscape, complete with cherry blo
- Mar 1 20163 minutes
Practical Advice for Fighting Fear
How do we dial down our freaked-out minds? Scott Halford, author of Activate Your Brain and the founder of the consultant group Complete Intelligence, explains.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Focus on Staying Sharp
THE MONEY LINK: You’ve done a great job planning for retirement, so the last thing you want is to slip up and squander your savings once you get there. A new study by Texas Tech professors Michael Finke and Sandra Huston and the University of Michiga
- Jul 1 20162 minutes
Bank on Better Sleep
THE MONEY LINK: Sleep may be free, but not getting enough can be costly. In a 2016 study, economists Matthew Gibson and Jeffrey Shrader found that one extra hour of sleep per week can result in 5% higher wages. “When you’re sleep deprived, your produ
- Dec 1 20167 minutes
The Psychological Trauma Of A Multi-Generation War
Colombian children have never lived in a world where their country was not fighting. Now, as peace finally seems probable, the nation is grappling with the mental-health fallout from the conflict.
- Jul 25 20163 minutes
Comedian Maria Bamford My Battle With Mental
THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HER BREAKDOWN, HER BIPOLAR DIAGNOSIS AND HOW SHE’S HEALING WITH A SUPPORTIVE HUSBAND AND A NEW SHOW
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Grateful For Generous Support
STAN BRODSKY, 71 Hillsboro, N.M.
- Dec 16 20168 minutes
Psilocybin Reduces Anxiety In Cancer Patients
It’s too soon to be sure, but the effect of the drug could be permanent.
- Jun 6 20161 minute
Why Kids Need More Empathy
“WHAT TRAIT DO KIDS REALLY NEED TO BE happy and successful?” Over the years, hundreds of parents have asked me that question. My answer surprises most: empathy. More than acing tests or earning fancy degrees, kids—and adults—who understand and apprec
- Nov 21 201614 minutes
Rich Kids Anonymous
IT’S EASY TO SNEER AT THE IDEA OF AFFLUENZA, BUT MAYBE THERE’S SOMETHING TO THE PREMISE THAT WEALTHY KIDS HAVE A PARTICULAR SET OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION PROBLEMS