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Behavioral Conditions

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  • Freed 3-strikes inmates have low recidivism rate, report finds

     Freed 3-strikes inmates have low recidivism rate, report finds
    More than 1,000 inmates previously sentenced to life in prison have been freed since voters approved changes to California's three-strikes law in November, with only a handful charged with new offenses since their release, according to a report released...
  • Steve Lopez: Jerry Brown a disappointment on prison overcrowding

    Steve Lopez: Jerry Brown a disappointment on prison overcrowding
    In 1979, a man with a long history of mental illness robbed an Oakland department store and was sentenced to seven-years-to-life in prison. At the time, the average time behind bars on such a conviction was seven years. Thirty-two years later, at age...
  • Letters: When men are depressed

    Re "New look at male depression," Aug. 29 Thank you for publishing this article on the front page. It is a story that has been undervalued, not just in the media but by medical research in general. As a psychologist, I find it sad that even within the...
  • Letters: Psychiatry's diagnosis bloat

    Re "New look at male depression," Aug. 29 The study on depression in men illustrates why the National Institute of Mental Health recently rejected the structural framework of the official psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...
  • 'Thanks for Sharing': Josh Gad likes challenge of winning viewers over

    'Thanks for Sharing': Josh Gad likes challenge of winning viewers over
    Like most people, Josh Gad thought of sex addiction as a joke. He'd read headlines about the debauched exploits of such celebrities as David Duchovny, Tiger Woods and Russell Brand — all of whom went to rehab to treat the behavioral disorder —...
  • Concussion settlement highlights difficulty of proving brain damage

    Concussion settlement highlights difficulty of proving brain damage
    Thursday's $765-million settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 retired NFL players underscores two key facts about traumatic brain injury: that it is difficult to prove and measure -- especially many years after the fact -- and that its...
  • Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women

    Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women
    Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight. Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...
  • 'Drunkorexia': Resources for addressing a problem

    'Drunkorexia': Resources for addressing a problem
    Need help with your food or alcohol issues? Here are a few ideas about getting help: Alcoholics Anonymous, Central Office in Los Angeles: (323) 936-4343, http://www.lacoaa.org Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Hotline in Los Angeles: (323) 653-7499, http:/...
  • Michael Hastings may have suffered PTSD from work as war journalist

    Michael Hastings may have suffered PTSD from work as war journalist
    Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles in June, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of his work as a war journalist, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday....
  • A blood test for suicide? Biomarkers may identify people at risk

    A blood test for suicide? Biomarkers may identify people at risk
    A blood test can tell you if you’ve got HIV, high cholesterol or certain kinds of cancer. Now scientists are trying to create a blood test that would reveal whether someone was about to commit suicide. “Individuals at risk often choose not...
  • Autism is shared among siblings, study finds

    Autism is shared among siblings, study finds
    A second child is seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism if an older sibling has the diagnosis, but environmental factors may be playing a significant role, according to a study of 1.5 million children born over a 24-year period. The data...