It might seem like a no-brainer to inform the authorities and potential victims if a patient threatens violence, but it's not that simple
That’s one reason they tend to suffer from poorer health and die younger
Some doctors are prescribing a walk in the park as good medicine for not just physical, but also mental health
It’s the second-leading cause of death for residents—and the leading cause for male residents
NASA says there have been no behavioral emergencies on U.S. space flights—yet
The hygiene of facial hair in health care is a controversy that dates back at least to the 1800s
Physicians must walk a careful line between medical practice and political activism, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t stand up for their beliefs
The deinstitutionalization of people with mental illness restored their rights, but caused plenty of problems as well
Tasers and guns issued to security guards do more harm than good
It's not meant as insult to believers; the two states of mind can share many similar characteristics
We see plenty of damaging and misleading stereotypes—but some films foster empathy toward people who are suffering
College is often billed as the best four years of your life, but for many students this couldn’t be further from the truth
As psychiatric disorders become attributable to specific, testable causes, will psychiatry become obsolete?
Research shows that changing the name could help reduce the stigma of mental illness
Hospitals are arming security officers with guns and Tasers—but the medical community is speaking out against the militarization of patient care
We're taught to be like blank slates—but at what cost?
We rarely worry about marijuana. So why is it still a Schedule I drug?
The public is deeply skeptical about the profession—but given the problems of addiction, depression and other forms of mental illness, we need it more than ever
Every year graduating med students leave their futures up to an algorithm—so what happens afterwards?
Not really, but medical residency can be devastating for new physicians—a situation new legislation could help fix