| Sep 5, 2011
When an earthquake hit the Baltimore area recently, a familiar anxiety crept over Kimberly Anthony — not unlike her feelings after the terrorist attacks a decade ago.
Anthony, a Washington resident, still carries psychic scars from Sept. 11, 2001....
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, a psychiatrist who was the founder and first director of what became the Johns Hopkins Children and Adolescent Mental Health Center, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at his Cloisters home in the Woodbrook neighborhood of...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 3:01 PM
As a new chief executive at Clifton T. Perkins investigates what led to two recent slayings at the state's maximum security mental hospital, he will confront a facility full of patients who have become increasingly hardened and troubled.
The system of...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:15 PM
A Crofton father who admitted Thursday that he slashed the throats of his wife and daughters before cutting himself will be treated at a state psychiatric hospital, after a judge accepted a psychiatrist's findings that the man snapped because of extreme...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 2:57 PM
Dr. Herbert Leonard Warres, a World War II combat surgeon who later became a radiologist and headed the outpatient radiology department at what is now the University of Maryland Medical Center, died Wednesday at North Oaks retirement community in...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 9:52 AM
A consortium of medical professionals from hospitals across Maryland is in the process of developing a new, live, statewide registry of psychiatric patients.
Their aim is to help deal with widespread overcrowding in their general psychiatric units and...
| May 12, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Robert Schumann heard so much music in his head, he felt compelled to compose.
"I cannot help it," he wrote to his wife, Clara, "and should like to sing myself to death, like a nightingale."
When he died at the age of 46 in an asylum, the only sounds he...
| Jul 29, 2011
Most of the emails I receive that request forwarding to others, I don't pay much attention to, unless they have cute animal photos or some real meaning to me. One from my best friend Bev, who lives in Mesa Ariz., captured my attention. The subject line "I...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 1:04 PM
Joseph Vincent Brady, a nationally and internationally known behavioral neuroscientist, behavioral pharmacologist and space researcher who established the department of behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Friday of...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 10:35 AM
Opposition to extending civil marriage to same-sex couples isn't theocracy as Sen. Allan Kittleman has suggested. It's not bigotry, narrow-mindedness, hatred or "homophobia." It's common sense!
And it's a matter of children's rights. Each of us has a...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 11:39 AM
A state delegate from Virginia recently wrote on this page that "Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy), dead persons (necrophilia), animals,...
| Feb 7, 2008
The murder of a parent at the hands of a son or daughter is rare in this country, occurring 250 to 300 times a year, according to experts.
That amounts to about 1.5 percent of all killings.
The shooting deaths in Cockeysville over the weekend are even...