| Aug 15, 2010
When Judy Lewis used to watch Clark Gable movies with her teen-age friends, she had no clue that Gable might be her father.
"It never would have dawned on me," she said. "Why would I ever think such a thing?"
Yet many in Hollywood were thinking just...
| Oct 3, 2010
Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 314 pp., $26
What is it, exactly, that makes reading Adam Phillips such a refreshing, rewarding and invigorating experience? A psychoanalyst who splits his time between his private practice and his...
| Feb 26, 2011
Helen B. Landgarten, a Los Angeles artist and pioneering art therapist who established a clinical art therapy program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and graduate departments in art therapy at Immaculate Heart College and Loyola Marymount University, has...
| Dec 5, 2011
Karen Smuland has always been an anxious person. But after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York's World Trade Center, she had her first panic attack and ended up in an emergency room, convinced that she was dying.
The 48-year-old architect from Bend,...
| Oct 2, 2011
Lately I've been wading into streams of mail from readers approaching death. Some are fighting it, some are afraid, some are ready to go.
And then I heard from two readers with an update on Hedda Bolgar. I wrote about the Brentwood therapist three...
| May 22, 2011
Allah, Liberty and Love
The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom
Simon & Schuster: $25
The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
| May 23, 2011
It can be hard to explain how your world looks to someone whose reality is very different. That's especially true for people with epilepsy and aura-filled migraines.
Increasingly, instead of struggling to explain with words, people with these illnesses...
| Jun 1, 2011
Dr. Leo Rangell, a leading psychoanalyst who argued forcefully that theoretical fads and factions threatened to erode consumer confidence in the field founded by Sigmund Freud more than 100 years ago, died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He...
| Apr 4, 2004
I believe it was in Los Angeles, just over 20 years ago, that I first heard the name of Sabina Spielrein. Film producer Howard Rosenman told me the fascinating story of the Russian doctor, one of the first female psychoanalysts, who, as a teenager, had...
| Dec 4, 2013
She lacked energy, had trouble focusing on the task at hand, and often felt down or depressed.
And no wonder: Dana Albright had been struggling with insomnia for more than a decade.
The Philadelphia teacher would sleep well one night, and then sleep...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Though investigators believe Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza may have taken his motive to the grave, some mental health experts are looking at a disturbing storybook authored by Lanza a decade before the massacre for clues as to why he...