Mental Health

Back Talk: Paul Offit Back Talk: Paul Offit

A doctor defends scientific research against the potentially fatal misperceptions of the anti-vaccine movement.

Oct 16, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Christine Smallwood

Trauma in New Orleans Trauma in New Orleans

The city lacks the resources to address its residents' urgent mental health needs.

Aug 23, 2007 / Editorial / Dr. Marc Siegel

Our Broken Mental Health System Our Broken Mental Health System

Although the mental health industry eagerly gives A.D.D. diagnoses to little boys who can't sit still, Cho Seung-Hui's illness was ignored.

Apr 20, 2007 / Feature / Barbara Ehrenreich

Story Lines at Virginia Tech 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.

Apr 19, 2007 / Feature / Bruce Shapiro

The Anatomy of Fear The Anatomy of Fear

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

Mar 1, 2007 / Books & the Arts / D.T. Max

Fear Itself 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 ...

Sep 20, 2005 / Editorial / Dr. Marc Siegel

Death, Depression and Prozac 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.

Mar 31, 2005 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

Antidepressants a Problem? We’re Shocked! 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...

Apr 1, 2004 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

Trouble in Prozac Nation 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.

Dec 18, 2003 / Editorial / Richard DeGrandpre

Also Turned Away Also Turned Away

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

Nov 6, 2003 / Feature / Michael Chandler and Jamie York