In the last eight years alone, 23-year-old Masai Stewart has been hospitalized for mental health issues thirteen times. His problems started at least seven years earlier, though, when he was eight, and doctors gave him the first of what would become a long list of diagnoses: ADHD. PTSD from childhoo ... More >>
According to a new study by the Department of Health, New York City preteens struggle with mental illness at rates no higher than their counterparts nationwide. But the numbers are still startling: More than 145,000 city kids -- roughly one in five -- between the ages of six and 12 are reported to h ... More >>
Shereese Francis was in mental distress. After police arrived, she was dead.
And you thought the Internet was making you depressed... Turns out, there might be another cause to your sadness -- summertime. Yep, you read that right. The SUMMER Apparently, a form seasonal affective disorder, rather appropriately abbreviated as SAD, strikes some during the sunniest months of ... More >>
In 2010, Cameron Douglas, the son of actor Michael Douglas, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he was in possession of heroin and was dealing large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine out of a New York hotel room.Last year, while in prison, Douglas, 33 -- ... More >>
A New York court has just reversed a legal order requiring that the state provide individualized housing for thousands of mentally ill people. The Associated Press indicates that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan's move could impact other states' court decisions on psychiatric il ... More >>
If you're a single couch potato with less-than-stellar eating habits, Spanish researchers have bad news for you. They studied people with this profile and found that those who ate junk food--commercial baked goods and fast food--were 51 percent more likely to develop depression.
Authorities say that soy sausage has killed five recovering drug addicts and made dozens more ill at a rehab center in Mexico, according to the Associated Press.
A team of scientists has recently given alcoholics another excuse not to seek help. Swedish researchers claim to have found a genetic link between alcoholism and premature death, according to a recently released report. Alcoholics everywhere have reacted positively to the research, since it sugg ... More >>
Experts have identified the latest phenomenon affecting "thousands of women," and it has quite the catchy name. One part binge-drinking and one part anorexia, it is...drunkorexia. Bent on "staying slim" and getting drunk as quickly as possible (and spending money on booze rather than food) on ... More >>
Solange Lambert and Cosmo Salerno can't wait to take their love outside the walls of an adult home on Coney Island. But for now, they have to wait.
via ilike/FlickrToday in psychological studies from the New York Post, there's an intriguing exploration of how full of yourself you must be if you live in New York City. Because a person can't, just, like, move here for a job or something. Anyway, according to the Post, "There is reason to b ... More >>
Drowning in drink New Yorkers drink a lot, so there's always a steady stream of hospitalizations and emergency room visits because of booze, and some of the city's immigrant communities are leading the way, according to the Spanish-language daily. In 2009, alcohol led to 70,000 emergency room ... More >>
NYO / Google MapsThe Real Deal says that Hazelden, the renowned, Minnesoate-based addiction clinic, is eyeing a $10 million spot in a Tribeca condominium on West Broadway. Finally, New York's celebrity alkies and drug addicts can get clean in the kind of luxury their fame affords!
The substance has helped addicts kick heroin, meth, and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
An excellent Newsweek cover story today brings the sad news that antidepressants depressingly don't work. Which is sad, because - among other reasons - a lot of people use them. What's even worse, however, is that they work less than placebos.
Why do Chinese adults keep attacking Chinese schoolchildren? Most recently: A man broke into a school in the Shandong Province on Friday and beat five preschoolers before setting himself on fire. This has been the fourth assault on Chinese students in just over a month, and the third in thr ... More >>
In a 4-3 decision, the New York State Court of Appeals refused this week to order nursing homes to provide lawyers from the state's Mental Health Legal Services access to psychiatric patients and their medical records. The suit sprang from investigative reporting about the Pataki-era practice ... More >>
Taunting recovering alcoholics since 2010.Alcoholics Anonymous describes the "13th step" as a "euphemism for inappropriate sexual advances by a member to a newcomer in AA (such as sponsors toward sponsees)." Also used as a verb, "thirteenth stepping" is never seen as a good thing. And so, it' ... More >>
Have trouble calling it quits when it comes to a meal? Hook your plate up to Mandometer, a real device that tells you when to stop eating and when to slow down.
A new memoir from the soon-to-be-former Times restaurant critic
Update: Original video pulled, here's a clean version. What was really behind 9/11? Now it can be told, at least by Scientologists: psychiatry. It should comes as no shock that Scientologists, who think psychiatry is behind all the great wrongs of the world from the Middle Ages forward, would also ... More >>
On Friday evening, more than 100 people, most of them self-described "psychiatric survivors," gathered outside Kings County Hospital to memorialize Esmin Green. The event was one of 10 candlelight vigils being held around the globe to remember the 49-year-old who died alone while waiting for treatme ... More >>
On Ward's Island, it's legal limbo for men who probably deserve it
The stunning comeback of electroshock and other harrowing treatments for the mentally ill
Staff, not inmates, at Brooklyn's biggest psychiatric ward
Inside a school where mentally disturbed students are jolted into good behavior
Re-branding borderline personality disorder
Inside Bedford Hills prison, women swallow pins and slice their arms
Ten years of listening to the city's most troubled men
How one young woman's delusions cost her years of freedom
In theory and practice, psychoanalysis flourishes in academia
Addicts may get new lives, as clinical studies of exotic, controversial ibogaine are set to resume
In Brooklyn's Mental Health Court, compassion is the rule
I'm a reasonably happy personor at least I was before I went into psychotherapy
A Mentally Ill Inmate Slips Through the CracksInto the Path of a Subway Train
Gidone Busch's Death Unlikely to Bring NYPD Policy Change
Military Psychiatry Revamps Old Tune
On the Pastand Presentof Military Psychiatry
Group Pays Addicts for Sterilization
Portrait of a Grieving City
New Survey Finds Union Self-Help Programs Point Way in Addiction Struggles