With proper treatment, people can realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively and meaningfully contribute to the world. Without mental health we cannot be fully healthy.
Mental health experts declined to commit Thousand Oaks gunman Ian David Long after April disturbance
Police visited the home of Ian David Long, the 28-year-old who killed several people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, earlier this year after a call about a disturbance. Law enforcement officials determined he did not qualify for an involuntarily psychiatric hold, officials...read more
Most research on depression focuses on the afflicted, a new paper argues, overlooking a potentially informative group: people who have recovered. A generation ago, depression was viewed as an unwanted guest: a gloomy presence that might appear in the wake of a loss or...read more
Patterns of speech may be telltales of particular symptoms DIAGNOSING MENTAL illness is difficult. Giving broad names such as “schizophrenia” and “bipolar disorder” to particular sets of symptoms helps psychiatrists and patients discuss and treat what is going on, but...read more