| May 30, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Senate votes to ban conversion therapy for gay minors...
| Jan 8, 2012
You know it's tough out there when fashion and beauty executives think that even a model's body isn't good enough to sell clothes or that a celebrity's natural face isn't up to par, even with makeup.
The website Jezebel reported in early December that...
| Mar 24, 2012
Your smartphone: It's not just for texting, tweeting, waging war against little green pigs and — oh, right — calling people. It's also for making yourself a happier, less stressed-out, more self-aware person.
Really, there's an app for that....
| Mar 24, 2012
"We obviously believe that this technology is nothing short of life-changing," boosts Ran Zilca, chief scientist of bLife, a Los Angeles-based company that markets the Live Happy app. But is there really any evidence that using a mood app helps?
| Sep 17, 2012
Dr. Thomas Szasz, the New York psychiatrist whose Don Quixote-like attacks on the psychiatric profession in the 1960s and 1970s led him to a position of prominence and influence before his radical ideas fell into disrepute and he faded into obscurity, has...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Antidepressants, now the third-most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the United States, are routinely offered to patients with vague complaints of fatigue, pain and malaise but who are not classified as suffering from a mental disorder by the...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Children plagued by the repetitive behaviors, irrational fears and intrusive thoughts of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder often get some relief from widely prescribed antidepressants. But when they also get a form of psychotherapy that teaches them different...
| Sep 12, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Thanks to psychoanalysis, the story of Elektra will forever be associated with the female version of the Oedipus complex. But Sophoclesâ interest in this mythological tale has far less to do with sex than justice. What distinguishes Sophoclesâ â...
| Nov 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
When Sigmund Freud's "The Interpretation of Dreams" was first published in 1899, he initially believed it a flop, that it had failed to make any impact. And it took nearly a decade before a second print run was required. The......
| Nov 29, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Uh-oh. Diana seems to be having another one of her episodes. Sheâs staying up all night disinfecting the house, sneaking into bed for some manic lovemaking and then arising without a wink of sleep to start an assembly line of......
| Jun 6, 2011
| 5:42 PM
People with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder can often shake their family tree and find a relative who has also contended with obsessive thoughts, hoarding, repetitive hand-washing, behavior in which locks and stove burners are checked over...