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.
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)