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Psychiatry (INACTIVE)

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  • Killings of parents by youths rare in U.S., experts say

    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...
  • All files pointed to Ivins, FBI says

    Federal authorities released hundreds of pages of documents yesterday in an effort to show that they could prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Bruce Edwards Ivins, the Army scientist who killed himself last week, was the sole person responsible for the...
  • Scientist troubled by depression

    In the months leading up to the 2001 anthrax scare, Bruce E. Ivins had sought help from a psychiatrist, started taking antidepressants and repeatedly told a friend he was frightened by bouts of paranoia and depression. Yet even as his mental condition...
  • Teen 'trance-like,' doctor testifies

    Teen 'trance-like,' doctor testifies
    A Cockeysville teenager accused of killing his parents and two younger brothers was in a "trance-like state" when they were shot, one by one, as they slept in the family's home in February, a forensic psychiatrist testifying for the defense told a judge...
  • Mental state might be key in murder trial

    Mental state might be key in murder trial
    A teenage boy, numbed by what he described as emotional and physical abuse by his parents, was walking home one winter night from a friend's house when he began fantasizing about a life without them. Finding a loaded handgun at his house, the 15-year-old...
  • Ivins case reignites debate on anthrax

    Bruce E. Ivins, the late microbiologist suspected in the 2001 anthrax attacks, had attempted to poison people, and his therapist said she was "scared to death" of him, according to court testimony that emerged yesterday. Social worker Jean C. Duley...
  • Killer dies in cell at Supermax

    A convicted killer with a history of mental illness was found dead in his cell Monday in what authorities say was an apparent suicide, an outcome the inmate's lawyers called tragically predictable. Kevin G. Johns Jr., 26, was found at the Supermax prison...
  • Trying to aid son before execution

    Steven Oken and his mother talk on the phone nearly every day, and she visits him every week. But in 17 years of conversations about such varied topics as local sports teams and world events, there's a topic that Davida Oken says she hasn't ever...
  • Ailing system struggles with inmate care

    In mid-March 2002, Marcella N. Leski, 39, was jailed for failing to appear in court on a drug-possession charge. Twelve days later, she was so ill that her legs were amputated below the knees. Her family alleges in a lawsuit that the prison contractor'...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 26

    Psychological treatment Your March 22 editorial "Prescription turf war" missed one important point: Prescription privileges are supported by only some psychologists. Many psychologists, including myself, oppose this. We may have some of the same...
  • Defining the subtleties of grief

    Defining the subtleties of grief
    In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call her late mom on the phone, and felt like doing absolutely nothing. But though overwhelmingly sad, Ciaccio was...
  • Intellectually disabled but on death row: The troubling case of Freddie Hall

    Shortly after his birth in 1945, Freddie Hall's family knew that something was different about him. And later, he was slow to learn, to walk and to talk, and it was challenging for his family to understand his speech. He was raised under difficult...