| May 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
An Oct. 15 trial date has been set for a Jefferson County psychiatrist who was indicted by a county grand jury in April on felony sexual assault and abuse charges in a case involving a 15-year-old girl, Assistant Prosecutor Hassan Rasheed said Wednesday....
| May 2, 2013
| 4:20 PM
It doesn't take stacks of research to demonstrate that medicating painful feelings with alcohol or drugs is a dangerous and ultimately futile strategy (although those studies do exist). But the relationship between emotional difficulties and alcohol...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:38 PM
It's a nation-wide problem affecting local families. A shortage of psychiatrists means adults, teens and kids who desperately need help aren't getting it. The reason for the shortage? Med students are choosing other specialties. Our Fact Finder team...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Tomorrow will be the first day kids return to school following that shooting. Kids across the country and here at home could feel some fear and anxiety about heading back to class. A local psychiatrist says it's OK to experience those emotions but getting...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. is prompting new discussions on how to properly handle the issue of mental illness among young people.
People around the nation read a widely circulated essay titled "I am Adam Lanza's mom." Blogger Liza Long...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: My daughter has schizophrenia. The psychiatrist at her mental health center prescribed an antipsychotic drug. I know some of these drugs increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. What sort of clinical monitoring do you advise?
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider whether a criminal defendant's right against self-incrimination is violated when a psychiatrist who examined him testifies about his mental state.
Scott Cheever was sentenced to death for killing...
| Feb 27, 2013
Ten-year-old Francisco Steib rarely sits through an entire dinner at home. There's still food on everyone's plate when he starts to get fidgety and has to get up.
Francisco, a Lakeview resident who was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity...
| Feb 7, 2013
A sly one, "Side Effects" is a movie in which the main character's pharmacological state of mind is never entirely certain.
In such a role it's critical to have someone who can keep an audience guessing as to the state of that mind, moment to moment....
| Apr 13, 2013
| 11:45 PM
EL CENTRO — Death threats to an Imperial County Behavioral Health psychiatrist were reported by the agency late Friday night.
An unknown woman called the agency shortly before 11 p.m., according to El Centro police call logs, and said she was...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Files recently released by the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese show that 29 clergy accused of sexual abuse served assignments at local parishes, where some of the alleged child molestation took place.
Of the 29 men who were named, eight were...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:10 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who were bullied and acted as bullies themselves were at higher risk for depression, anxiety and panic disorder years down the line, in a new study.
Researchers have known that bullying can take a psychological toll on...