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Mental Health and Disorders

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Stop Using Toilet Paper

Why are we hoarding it when experts agree that rinsing with water is more sanitary and environmentally sound?

Why Talking About Our Problems Helps So Much (and How to Do It)

There’s more to the age-old advice to just “talk it out” than there seems. Here’s some of the evidence that explains why it is so helpful.

Good Looks Ran in the Family. So Did Schizophrenia.

In “Hidden Valley Road,” Robert Kolker unspools the story of Mimi and Don Galvin and their 12 children, six of whom developed schizophrenia.

Mental Health in the Age of the Coronavirus

The struggle between fear and comfort.

The Suffering and Scientific Legacy of a Large Family Consumed by Schizophrenia

Robert Kolker’s “Hidden Valley Road” is a vividly told story of both a very unfortunate family and a long misunderstood affliction.

How a College Final Became a Lesson in Survival

When Covid-19 struck, Stanford closed its classrooms. The novelist Daniel Mason turned his students’ last assignment into an exercise for staying well.

With Meetings Banned, Millions Struggle to Stay Sober On Their Own

Addiction experts are calling the coronavirus pandemic a national relapse trigger. Online support groups, doctors and even federal agencies are rushing to aid people in recovery.

No, These Medicines Cannot Cure Coronavirus

As psychiatrists, we are worried about the shocking increase in people self-medicating with unsafe drugs.

Should More Defendants Be Claiming Insanity?

Susan Nordin Vinocour’s “Nobody’s Child” uses one case as a prism for examining the history and future of the insanity defense in American courtrooms.

Grieving the Losses of Coronavirus

In addition to the tragic losses of life and health and jobs, we are grieving the losses of weddings, sports and the ability to buy eggs or get a haircut.
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