How healing occurs and what you can do to offer support to someone with PTSD
Researchers are exploring therapy that reduces nighttime terrors
Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be safe and effective. Few medical treatments have such disparate images
Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor
The Puzzle of Pancreatic Cancer: How Steve Jobs Did Not Beat the Oddsbut Nobel Winner Ralph Steinman Did
Despite having the same name, the diseases that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and 2011 Nobel laureate Ralph Steinman are different kinds of cancer. Researchers are looking for new ways to diagnose and treat both
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen examines how ADHD often manifests in girls and women
Like “self love” or “inner child,” the term “codependent” smacks of pop psychology psychobabble. To make matters worse, it’s become shorthand for a whole host of unhealthy behaviors. But what does it really mean? And does it describe your relationship?
A new study suggests a link between hormonal contraceptives and depression. Which methods were more likely to cause these mood changes? And what do you need to know before you make any decisions about your contraceptive health?
Abuse of cocaine, alcohol and pills was the patient’s obvious problem, but at its root was undiagnosed ADHD
Growing up in a poor family can leave a mark on the developing brain. Understanding how and why has important implications for educators and society
The late Star Wars actor was outspoken about her diagnosis and served as an example to others suffering from the disorder
Despite more people taking medications, progress against mental illness seems to have stalled
Automated six-week interactive program comes amid a shortage of trained clinicians
Younger students in Washington state see pot as less harmful and report using it more
In an anonymous online survey, about 4 percent of surveyed pilots admitted to having suicidal thoughts within the last few weeks. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Researchers are trying to determine if chemicals used to knock out young children during surgery can have long-term repercussions on memory and development
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains what anxiety sensitivity is and offers three tips to take it down
Antidepressants were most common, followed by anxiety relievers and antipsychotics
A study of white female nurses found those who were more optimistic were a third less likely to die of any cause
For many people with depression, serious exercise may be the best, cheapest and safest treatment