| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
This spring, a group of college students will go about their usual campus routines, but with a voice only they can hear calling them names and making other distracting, disturbing sounds.
In their case, the voice will come from a recording playing...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Maryland lawmakers are moving to make it easier to medicate mental hospital patients against their will, while examining the idea of court-ordered therapy for mentally ill people who aren't hospitalized.
The legislation is based partly on...
| Feb 22, 2014
Though he was a man of the cloth, Charles Turner Torrey went out of his way to publicly mock his enemies and alienate his ever-dwindling supply of friends. He was always short of money. He abandoned — or at least, severely neglected — his wife...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A panel convened by Gov. Martin O'Malley after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., has made more than two dozen recommendations to bolster care for the mentally ill in Maryland.
The report by the Continuity of Care Advisory...
| 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 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 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...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Treatment refusal occurs in medical/surgical settings across the world every day: a child with leukemia resisting a painful bone-marrow biopsy, an elderly man with Alzheimer's fighting his medication, a woman awakening from a coma and demanding release....
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:48 AM
On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland. Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:59 PM
A 17-year-old charged with gun violations in the wake of the shooting that killed Baltimore County tactical officer Jason Schneider will be tried as an adult in the case, a judge ruled Thursday.
Police said Taquan Barney was struggling with Schneider...