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Psychiatry (INACTIVE)

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  • 'A Proper Knowledge' by Michelle Latiolais

    'A Proper Knowledge' by Michelle Latiolais
    A Proper Knowledge A Novel Michelle Latiolais Bellevue Literary Press: 208 pp., $22.95 MICHELLE LATIOLAIS' second novel, "A Proper Knowledge," is a book about healing. The story of Luke, whose autistic younger sister died when he was a teenager, it...
  • Shutting door to treatment

    Shutting door to treatment
    Torrie Gonzales stood at the stove, laughing with her boyfriend as she fried him some eggs on his 23rd birthday. Then she felt him press a flimsy blade against her neck. Struggling on the floor, she pried a paring knife from Reny Cabral's hand, leaving...
  • Treatment replaced by turmoil

    COALINGA, CALIF. -- Two years after California opened the nation's largest facility designed to house and treat men who have been declared sexually violent predators, Coalinga State Hospital is described by both patients and staff as an institution in...
  • J.D. Salinger dies at 91; reclusive author of 'The Catcher in the Rye'

    J.D. Salinger dies at 91; reclusive author of 'The Catcher in the Rye'
    After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
  • Dr. John Visher dies at 88; psychiatrist co-founded stepfamilies group

    Dr. John Visher, a California psychiatrist whose struggle with remarriage issues led him to co-found a national organization to advocate for stepfamilies, died April 17 at his home in the Bay Area city of Walnut Creek. He was 88. Visher had pancreatic...
  • Prescriptions supplanting illegal substances as drugs of choice

    Prescriptions supplanting illegal substances as drugs of choice
    A Riverside County psychiatrist who drove a Corvette and lived in a gated community allegedly wrote prescriptions in the lobby of his fitness club and outside restaurants for $100 each. More than $1 million was stashed in luggage at the house of an...
  • State pays millions for contract psychologists to keep up with Jessica's Law

    State pays millions for contract psychologists to keep up with Jessica's Law
    A 2006 law intended to crack down on sex offenders has proved a bonanza for a small group of private psychologists and psychiatrists, 14 of whom billed California taxpayers last year for a half a million dollars or more each, a Times investigation found....
  • 'Trauma' by Patrick McGrath

    'Trauma' by Patrick McGrath
    Trauma A Novel Patrick McGrath Alfred A. Knopf: 210 pp., $24.95 Maybe psychiatrists are more interesting than the rest of us -- or maybe they only seem interesting because they're so interested in the rest of us. Does their intimate engagement with...
  • Study challenges drug's role in autism

    The prevalence of autism in California children continued to rise after many vaccine manufacturers started to remove the mercury-based preservative thimerosal in 1999, suggesting that the chemical was not a primary cause of the disorder, according to a...
  • Schizophrenia takes a daughter away

    Schizophrenia takes a daughter away
    By the time she landed at Metropolitan State Hospital in 2006, Tiffany Sitton had been haunted by delusions for 15 of her 23 years. Spiders burrowed under her skin. Ghosts ordered her to hurt people. Schizophrenia and psychiatric drugs dulled her eyes and...
  • Psychiatric care's peril and profits

    Psychiatric Solutions Inc. was on its way to becoming the nation's leading provider of private psychiatric care when it snapped up Sierra Vista Hospital in Sacramento in mid-2005. The company put its well-honed business formula into action: Staffing...