| Jul 20, 2013
Slices from thousands of brains fill nearly a dozen freezers set to 112 degrees below zero on the top floor of a research building at the Johns Hopkins Science + Technology Park.
Inside those slices might be the secrets to schizophrenia and other mental...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:51 PM
A new study has been making the rounds in the media concerning the health dangers of parasites found in cat poop. Dr. Robert H. Yolken, director of developmental neurovirology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and research psychiatrist Dr. E. Fuller...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I cannot write this the way I want. Doing so would invade the privacy of too many people. But I can't be silent, either.
Last week, you see, President Barack Obama spoke before a conference of mental health advocates at the White House. It is necessary,...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:08 PM
Months before he allegedly killed a family friend in Harford County, eating his heart and parts of his brain, Alexander Kinyua was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and believed reptilian aliens were coming to destroy Earth, a judge said Wednesday....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Bryan Johnson didn't know he had bipolar disorder until he ended up at the emergency room, where he assaulted a police officer.
His family had taken him to the University of Maryland Medical Center because he was acting strangely, staring into the...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:44 AM
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Accused cannibal guilty but not...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Horrific as the crime was, the fact that a Baltimore judge last week accepted Alexander Kinyua's plea of "guilty but not criminally responsible" in connection with the brutal beating of a classmate last May doesn't come completely as a surprise....
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:28 PM
The philosopher Kahlil Gibran's meditation on children is a touching favorite among parents who have read "The Prophet."
In it, he captures perfectly the helplessness we feel as our children go out into the world, into the future, and necessarily...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:05 AM
At first, the soldier's behavior was puzzling. He appeared to be having hallucinations. He was anxious. He became belligerent.
A drug test identified the problem: The young man had become the latest service member at Fort Meade to experience an...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The White House proposed a sweeping new initiative Tuesday to map the individual cells and circuits that make up the human brain, a project that will give scientists a better understanding of how a healthy brain works and how to devise better treatments...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The human brain is a marvelous instrument, capable of the subtlest thoughts, feelings and perceptions, and of dreams even the gods might envy. Yet for all our cleverness in other areas, we still know embarrassingly little about how our own brains actually...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Harford County's top prosecutor said Wednesday that he does not have enough evidence to show that Alexander Kinyua is criminally responsible for killing a family friend and eating his organs last year.
A state psychiatric hospital previously found that...