| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Philip Brandes reviews Joe Orton's black comedy "What the Butler Saw" at the Odyssey Theatre....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner has made “measurable progress” toward recovering mental competency to stand trial in the deadly rampage, a federal judge said Monday in ordering another four-month commitment at a prison mental...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Pregnant women who take valproate sodium, a widely used psychiatric and epilepsy medication (sold under the commercial names Depakote, Depakene and Depacon) run a higher risk than women who take other anti-seizure drugs that the child exposed in utero...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 15, 2011
| 3:11 PM
Bullying in school is a process that arises out of toxic group dynamics, not a problem originating with a single troubled person. It may not feel that way when you've just been jeered at by one of the stars of the school's athletic program or the...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:59 PM
In a finding suggesting powerful psychiatric benefits for a component of fish oil, a study published Wednesday has linked military suicides to low levels of docosahexaenoic acid and found that service personnel with higher levels of DHA in their blood...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:35 PM
L.A. Longreads: The mystery of the boy in the chimney...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:35 PM
In June, a psychiatric patient at Olive View jumped from a sixth-floor window. The California Department of Public Health was still investigating the incident this week, according to a spokesman for the Department of Health Services....