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Mental Health news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 19, 2007

    Story Lines at Virginia Tech

    The desire to impose a narrative on chaotic events leaves the meaning of the Virginia Tech shootings up for grabs.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • March 1, 2007

    The Anatomy of Fear

    In his memoir Wish I Could Be There, Allen Shawn movingly details a life crippled by phobias.

    D.T. Max

  • September 20, 2005

    Fear Itself

    Some people are scaring themselves about the wrong things in ways that are doing terrorists’ work for them. Here’s one physician’s prescription for bringing irrational fears under control.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • March 31, 2005

    Death, Depression and Prozac

    Jeff Weise, teen slayer of ten, including himself, at the Red Lake Indian reservation in northern Minnesota, was on Prozac, prescribed by some doc.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • April 1, 2004

    Antidepressants a Problem? We’re Shocked!

    Six years after Kip Kinkel, dosed up with Prozac, killed his parents and two students at Thurston High, in Oregon; five years after Eric Harris, dosed with Luvox, embarked on his day of slaughter

    Alexander Cockburn


  • December 18, 2003

    Trouble in Prozac Nation

    Correction: Editorial tightening created the impression that two drug studies, by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, were one study by Pfizer. We regret the error.

    Richard DeGrandpre

  • November 6, 2003

    Also Turned Away

    Forty-four states in the United States today bar people with mental illnesses from voting.

    Michael Chandler and Jamie York

  • February 13, 2003

    The Supermax Solution

    The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms, Illinois, reads “Tamms: The First Super Max,” and below, in lowercase letters, “a good place to live.” Inmates at Tamms,

    Regan Good

  • December 14, 2000

    Girls, Interrupted

    Chris Kraus reviews Cool for You, by Eileen Myles.

    Chris Kraus