Proposed new diagnosis for bipolar disorder divides psychiatrists
- Psychiatrists are debating whether a glaring 40-fold increase within a decade in bipolar diagnoses in children is genuine or the result of routine misdiagnoses.
College students vulnerable to bipolar disorder
- People with a predisposition toward bipolar disorder are particularly at risk during college, with more than 50 percent of all cases starting between the ages of 15 to 25.
Twins work for change in Kuwait
- Twin sisters from Kuwait who attend Northeastern University are trying to reduce the stigma of mental illness in their country, using social media to spread awareness.
Judge says ordering of abortion was justified
- The retired judge also denounced BU for withdrawing what she said was a job offer amid the controversy.
Former Harvard provost to lead center treating psychiatric disease
- Dr. Steven E. Hyman, a former provost of Harvard University and director of the National Institute of Mental Health, today takes the helm of a center focused on using the insights of the genome to understand and develop treatments for bipolar disease, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses.
Giving voice to slain social worker
- Stephanie Moulton’s parents have been ensnared in a labyrinth of legal procedure and government bureaucracy in the year since a mental health patient killed their daughter.
After more than 150 years of housing mentally ill patients, Taunton State Hospital will close its doors, and its remaining patients will be sent to other facilities by the end of the year, state officials said yesterday.
Triple-murder suspect had past encounter with ex-Patriots player
WEYMOUTH — Authorities are investigating a triple slaying committed inside a home in this South Shore town, and an 18-year-old family member with a history of mental illness is facing charges in the slayings, authorities said.
High rate of mental illness in those who seek nose jobs
- We’ve all heard about plastic surgery addicts — like Heidi Montag, who had 10 procedures in one day — and how they have body image problems that may be severe enough to be considered a full-blown mental illness. But how about someone who just wants a simple nose job to shave off an unsightly bump or narrow the bulbous tip? (Illustration / Nathalie Dion)