| Aug 3, 2013
Re "Politicians take to the couch," Opinion, Aug. 1
Meghan Daum makes an important point: Two weeks of psychotherapy treatment for San Diego's embattled mayor, Bob Filner, will barely begin to scratch the surface of behavioral patterns that have been in...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:42 PM
In 40 years of interviews as a journalist, I've never met anyone quite like Hedda Bolgar.
The pioneering psychoanalyst, who attended lectures by Sigmund Freud as a young woman and fled Vienna for the United States when the Third Reich entered Austria,...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:23 AM
A new state law intended to prevent therapists from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation was put on hold Friday by a federal appeals court panel. The law would subject psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to...
| Feb 4, 2013
Evelyn Freeman, a pioneer in the field of aging who in the twilight of her life helped people cope with the challenges of getting older, has died. She was 96.
Freeman, who was the longtime director of the senior counseling program at what was then called...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Hedda Bolgar, a psychologist old enough to have attended Sigmund Freud's lectures in Vienna but youthful enough to have treated patients until just a few weeks ago, has died. She was 103.
Her mind was sharp, her zest for work keen, and her social...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:39 PM
CANNES, France — The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky has made only seven features in his nearly half-century career, but his legendary midnight movie "El Topo," a wigged-out peyote western that played to New York audiences for months in 1970,...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 1:43 PM
Depression affects 1 in 6 Americans in the course of his or her lifetime. And while antidepressant medications have seemingly revolutionized treatment, making the depressed well again is a largely hit-or-miss proposition. A review of advances in...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:33 PM
The newest post in Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. series tackles growth, mega-projects, Richard Neutra and Freud....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:33 PM
MOCA is planning to announce today a gift of 122 works from collector Laurence Rickels and to release details on other 2011 acquisitions....
| Nov 30, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Cocaine dependence is a devilishly difficult addiction to break, owing to the drug's unique chemical ability both to reward users and to disrupt their impulse-control mechanisms. But a surprising drug combination may offer an equally clever way to...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:25 PM
We pay our bills by phone. We order our groceries by phone. Some of us even have sex by phone. A new study suggests that, for the depressed, getting psychotherapy by phone might make sense too.
The study, published in the Journal of the American...