National Institute of Mental Health

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Six Reasons People Have Sex With Musicians

    Recently, Business Insider published the results of a study that purports to prove why women want to enter the bone zone with musicians. The article summarizes research from the University of Sussex, and there are a few glaring omissions that make it useless to the general population. Aside from bas ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2013

    The Suicide of LeAnn Leutner

    She left behind a baby boy, an estranged lover, and a custody case that would challenge progressive New York

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Depressed? Blame The Summer!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    There Is No Right Time To Be A Parent: Quit Worrying And Have Some Damn Babies Already

    When I called my mom up on the phone to let her know that I'd had my first child -- a healthy, happy baby boy who just happened to be like four months old at that point -- she sighed. "Well," she said, "I can't say I'm surprised." It was about three weeks after the first time I met him, in the waiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Are Depressed Preschoolers More Likely to Read the New York Times?

    ​There's a lengthy piece in the New York Times that takes a look at the admittedly intriguing (and somewhat depressing) question: Can preschoolers be depressed? "Kiran," the 4-year-old featured in the story, was actually diagnosed with preschool depression or "early-onset depression" after may ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008
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    October 30, 2008

    The Princess and the Belafonte

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 24, 1960, Vol. VI, No. 5 Royal Invasion at Bank St. School By Mary Perot Nichols The visit by a royal princess to the Bank Street School last week did not faze the 3-year-olds a bit. David Belafonte, Harry's son, kept right on pomm ... More >>

  • News

    September 11, 2007

    Shock and Awe

    The stunning comeback of electroshock and other harrowing treatments for the mentally ill

  • News

    November 9, 1999

    Virtually Fearless

    Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Therapy

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    July 20, 1999

    Higher and Higher

    Drug Cocktails— Pleasures, Risks, and Reasons

  • News

    May 5, 1998

    Half-Truths and Consequences

    Did Doctors Mislead the Parents of Kids They Experimented On?