| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Saturday is Gun Appreciation Day, an occasion to feel good about a consumer product that is guaranteed to play a role in the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans this year.
That's not hyperbole. Roughly 30,000 people have been killed annually by...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Finally. After many contentious years, the American Psychiatric Assn. has unleashed DSM-5, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
If you know one thing about the DSM, it’s probably that this book is...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:53 PM
There is something about me that is happier when accompanied by a small boy.... Perhaps besides the sexual element, the child in me wants a playmate.
— Father Robert Van Handel
Damian Eckert turned on the computer in his in-laws' home...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:20 PM
It doesn't take stacks of research to demonstrate that medicating painful feelings with alcohol or drugs is a dangerous and ultimately futile strategy (although those studies do exist). But the relationship between emotional difficulties and alcohol...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:40 AM
SEATTLE — On the day Sgt. John Russell allegedly walked into the mental health clinic at Camp Liberty in Baghdad and shot five U.S. service members to death, Pfc. Jacob Barton was just signing in at the front desk. It was the day after Mother’...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Casey Anthony: Casey Anthony has never before revealed the father of her slain daughter, Caylee. New documents reveal that the child may have been the product of a date rape after Anthony was drugged at a party....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The reason 'Justified' is such a good show is because its characters are all allowed to be intelligent....
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:47 AM
DENNY CRANE calls it "mad cow," but viewers of "Boston Legal" know William Shatner's character is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Another character on the show, Jerry Espenson (played by Christian Clemenson), has strange tics, can't keep his...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Philip Brandes reviews Joe Orton's black comedy "What the Butler Saw" at the Odyssey Theatre....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:13 PM
A California appellate court ruled Thursday that a judge erred when he threw out convictions against Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer and psychiatrist in a trial related to the death of the actress-model from prescription drugs. The ruling sends the case......