Biological markers could enable tailored therapies that target individual differences in symptoms
Flagging children early offers the possibility of more effective treatment
A long-standing code of ethics prohibits diagnosing public figures from afar
Fascinating study suggests treating “psychache”
A look inside the March/April issue of Scientific American Mind
Students may wait weeks for a basic consultation; sometimes even longer to see a psychiatrist
Researchers see some promise in ibogaine, a well-known hallucinogen, and related compounds
Journalist Emily Esfahani Smith offers a guide for building a better approach to living
Scientific American executive editor Fred Guterl talks with Pres. Obama’s science advisor, John Holdren, about climate science, space travel, the issue of reproducibility in science, the brain initiative and more.
Pulitzer Prize–winning N.Y.U. historian David Oshinsky, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center, talks about his latest book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital.
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