| Nov 10, 2013
Robert Oppenheimer, the so-called father of the atomic bomb and one of the most brilliant physicists never to have won a Nobel Prize, has inspired legions of biographers and memoirists. And for good reason: He was a polymath of enormous gifts and charm....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Q: My girlfriend is 40. I am her first girlfriend. After she climaxes, she gets a case of the giggles. When this happens, I can't touch her at all. She says this has happened when she was with guys. Is this normal?
A: People get all sorts of different...
| Nov 5, 2013
When the 1980 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (commonly known as the DSM-3) was being prepared, psychiatrist Allen Frances lobbied for the inclusion of a new diagnosis: masochistic personality disorder. His push...
| Nov 2, 2013
On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, a well-orchestrated anti-Jewish pogrom erupted throughout Germany and Austria. Synagogues, businesses and homes were attacked, lives were lost. The vicious destruction continued into a second night.
The amount of broken...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:40 PM
SACRAMENTO — Videotapes released Thursday by a federal court show mentally ill prisoners in California being forced from their cells by guards who douse them repeatedly with pepper spray.
Some of the inmates are being forced to comply with...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:57 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Videotapes released Thursday by a federal court show graphic images of mentally ill prisoners in California being forced from their cells by guards who douse them repeatedly with pepper spray.
Some of the inmates are being forced to comply...
| Oct 27, 2013
Re "New tactics on mentally ill inmates," Oct. 24
It is distressing to read a correctional psychiatrist's assertion that psychotic prisoners "would have no memory" of being repeatedly pepper-sprayed and "have a higher than average threshold for pain...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Although they’re more than 2,000 miles apart on different continents, suspected terrorist Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and scapegoated CIA case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) endure similar ordeals in "Tower of David,” Episode 303...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Psychiatrists are finding a place to work out what they've learned in medical school while helping a needy population in Laguna Beach.
Men and women facing mental health struggles can talk with a psychiatrist at the Friendship Shelter, a transitional...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Bonnie Jean Foreshaw, 66, has served more than 27 years in the York Correctional Institution in Niantic for the 1986 accidental shooting death of Joyce Amos, a pregnant woman and the victim of a misdirected gunshot Foreshaw fired to frighten an assailant....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Officials in Bristol are asking the Bristol Press to stop allowing visitors to its website to leave comments anonymously. Local politics have been contentious recently over everything from city worker contracts to fines for the landlords of properties...