| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Ask anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness or addiction or sought treatment for a family member or friend with such a condition, getting proper medical care can be a huge challenge. Bad enough that those with an illness may themselves...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Maryland's new Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness holds out the promise that for some people with mental illness — especially psychosis — early intervention may reduce the chance, already small, that they...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I strongly agree with the recommendations for timely treatment and Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) for the seriously mentally ill in The Sun's recent editorial ("Mental illness and guns," Oct. 23). As creator of the first supervised housing program...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:09 PM
The Johns Hopkins University regained a five-year, $70 million federal grant designed to change how researchers pursue drug development and other medical treatments, but the University of Maryland, Baltimore lost its first bid for a similar grant, the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:01 AM
One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping.
Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Both defendants charged with murder in the death of a prominent Howard County businessman and blogger might argue that they are not criminally responsible for the stabbing because of their mental capabilities at the time of the crime, their lawyers said....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Miriam Carey, a 34 year-old dental hygienist, created a media frenzy last week when she was shot and killed by Capitol police after ramming a White House barricade in her car while her one-year-old daughter was in the back seat. Why did she do it? What...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Shortages of beds, doctors and nurses in the Baltimore VA Medical Center's emergency room resulted in nearly half of a sample of patients spending more than 6 hours at the facility, including one who waited more than 24 hours, according to a critical...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Maryland's job base is finally back to the size it was half a decade ago — before the deep recession gouged a big chunk out of it.
It's a psychologically important milepost in the long slog toward recovery, one reached as the nation is still...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:47 PM
To us, biomedical research is not an abstract idea funded by wasteful government spending. It is work done by driven and passionate young people like ourselves who want to save lives -- but that work requires money, resources, and time.
We are a...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Alexander Kinyua pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he killed a family friend with an ax and ate his heart, and a Harford County judge found the defendant not criminally responsible for the act because of mental illness.
The decision means Kinyua, 22,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The voices are constant. They fight each other for space in your brain, and while you try to process what they're saying — "You're worthless, we hate you" — you can't believe what you're seeing: the TV weatherman talking directly to you....