Could schizophrenia explain Thamsanqa Jantjie’s bizarre behavior?
Convinced that her medication for bipolar disorder clouded her judgment, Homeland’s protagonist began the show’s third season self-medicating with exercise and alternative therapies. And doctors say that decision, along with …
One detail among the many reports emerging about Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old man suspected of killing 12 people in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, stood out: he was a regular meditator.
As U.S. suicide rates rise, experts are divided over which strategies save more lives
If EKGs can detect potential problems in heart function, then doctors are asking why brain scans can’t be used in the same way, to identify disorders like depression, autism or schizophrenia.
Scientists are using avatars to help schizophrenia patients confront their phobias. Read more on our companion blog, NewsFeed.
Just weeks before psychiatry’s new diagnostic “bible”—the DSM 5— is set to be released, the world’s major funder of mental health research has announced that it will not use the new diagnostic system to guide its …
It’s easy to appreciate the seasonality of winter blues, but web searches show that other disorders may ebb and flow with the weather as well.
The results are the first to suggest a trans-generational contributor to the developmental disorder.
A new study investigates how anger associated with delusions — not simply being out of touch with reality — is critical in determining whether psychosis turns violent.
Study highlights surprising rate of victimization of the mentally ill
It’s not just the victims of bullying that experience long-term consequences; bullies themselves are also at risk of mental health issues later in life.
Genes connected to the two disorders may only be active for a brief window of time.