Craziness is not the price paid for genius Creativity: The envious who don't have it mythologize the madness of brilliance.
What do experts know?
Court gives mentally ill right to refuse drugs Decision applies unless patient poses danger in hospital
Guilty plea in porn case Pedophile sent video of teen sex to victim, who killed himself
Private providers plan for 500 mental patients Groups work toward June 30 deadline when health bureau closes
Consider the brain in violence studies Lack of serotonin could be responsible for some behavior
As society overrides community
Dr.Iconoclast Psychiatrist Paul McHugh has waged a ceaseless campaign to restore sanity to his own profession. He wants psychiatrists to pay less attention to intellectual fads and more to the hard realities of science.
So what if there's a gay gene?
Depression may raise risk of heart attack Hopkins study tracked 2,000 for over a decade
Hospital adjusts for the future Sheppard Pratt reshaping its campus, offering new services
Whose Death is it Anyway? Noel David Earley, rapidly paralyzed by Lou Gehrig's disease, is going to kill himself, as soon as he finishes his plea for doctor-assisted suicide.
People long on neuroticism appear to be short a gene Anxiety: Kvetching isn't just something you decide to do. A new study suggests it's a tendency you're born with.
A personal tragedy, a nationwide trend Suicide: Young black men are taking their lives at an unprecedented rate. Worse, society has been slow to recognize the trend and try to stop it.
Doom for the holidays Fear: The turkey turns on you, candy kills the dog, the tree torches the house. People get SAD, relatives get even. It could happen. Enter the true dreading of Christmas time.
Local mental health firm wins $380 million contract Rapidly growing CMG to run services for state of Montana
The Secret Life of Babies Taghi Modarressi has devoted his career to seeing the world through the eyes of infants. And once you hear what this infant psychiatrist has learned, you will never see a baby in the same way again.
Leading women in struggle for right diagnosis Health: Authors work to get doctors, and patients, past the psychology that serious symptoms are all just stress-related.
Du Pont is declared mentally incompetent to be tried for murder Pennsylvania judge sends millionaire to psychiatric hospital
Faith-based programs and social needs
Higher Counsel Health: In growing numbers, devoutly religious patients are finding comfort and help in faith-based therapy.
Man held not criminally responsible in slaying Judge orders Moncarz held in mental institution
Curing what isn't there Health: For hypochondriacs, the physical illnesses may not exist, but the mental condition is real, and Prozac controls it.
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Man changes insanity plea in Ryon case Willoughby admits he was competent when he strangled nurse, 74; 'I was just very surprised'; State to request term of life without parole at sentencing Sept. 20
AMA shelves report urging drug decriminalization Draft copy sparks outrage among some members
Patch may aid moms' blues Health: The female hormone estrogen fluctuates wildly before, during and after pregnancy, and a patch may help smooth out postpartum depression.
Supermax or Super cruel? Prisons: a U.S. Justice Department report on Maryland's ultimate prison may pit security against the Constitution.
State's data agency to offer patient privacy safeguards Commission favors confidentiality steps approved by Senate
U.S. may sue state over prison Justice Dept. claims 'Supermax' inmates' rights are violated
State may face prison lawsuit Justice Dept. claims 'Supermax' inmates' rights are violated; 'Grossly deficient'; Md. prisons chief disputes report, sees 'a misunderstanding'
Unregulated ephedrine shows that 'natural' doesn't mean safe Health: Deaths in the United States from "natural" ephedrine now at 15, but herbal drug cannot be yanked from market or even regulated.
A Soldier's Disgrace He was an officer unwilling to die for his country. He was a black man in a Jim Crow army. And while time has not altered its verdict of cowardice for Leon Gilbert, perhaps history should.
$323.5 million bank fraud's unraveling cuts a wide swath Story unfolds: Despite the millions involved, the loan scheme was relatively simple and its victims went along easily.
Three-year-old who always asks to be hurt needs immediate help
Coping with the aftermath of horror Psychologist helps emergency workers
Jury decides Columbia doctor and hospital are not liable for patient's suicide in 1988
Doctor, hospital cleared in suicide Columbia defendants not liable in death of patient, jury rules
Confidence at issue Therapeutic privacy: High Court to determine whether therapists enjoy confidentiality.
Jail staff exonerated in suicide Inmate's family announces it will file $3 million lawsuit; 'I'm satisfied,' Ecker says; In-house report criticized as being biased toward county
Alzheimer's disease cases expected to triple by 2020 Aging baby boomers to account for increase
Body of Art Health: Tour of museum seeks the truth about feminine beauty and eating disorders.
Howard jail suicide to be probed Officials to consider changing procedures
Officials will probe suicide of inmate Jessup jail director, Ecker to consider changing procedures
Suicide at Howard jail suggests guards erred Experts say jailers ignored warning signs from addicted inmate
The costly revolution in mental health care Cutoff: Insurance spending limits affected the psychiatric treatment of Benjamin Scott Garris and Jane DeCosta before the teen-agers became suspects in a slaying.
State collects files on medical patients Privacy issue is raised as U.S., insurers give confidential data
RAW VISIONS THE AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM; Outsider art: Museum raises the question: What is visionary art, and who makes it?
Some tips on controlling care
The Therapy Shrink Health: Managed health companies increasingly dictate mental health treatment. Long-term therapy is less of an option.