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Psychiatry (INACTIVE)

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  • Put your stress on vacation

    Put your stress on vacation
    Got stress? If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?) But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
  • Precision teamwork in Spears operation

    Precision teamwork in Spears operation
    The plan to involuntarily commit Britney Spears for mental healthcare began with confidential conversations Monday. Representatives of the pop star told Los Angeles Police Department officials they believed Spears needed a psychiatric evaluation...
  • How a girl's stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle

    How a girl's stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle
    In the flat light of the grand jury room, a nervous, deeply embarrassed 13-year-old girl sat alone -- no attorney, no mother, no friend -- facing three tiers of middle-aged strangers silently studying her from their leather armchairs. The questions...
  • First a jog, then a deepening sense of dread

    First a jog, then a deepening sense of dread
    The day started out like so many others for Chelsea King. The high school senior, a straight-A student, finished classes and went for a jog Thursday on the hilly trails around Lake Hodges in northern San Diego County. A cross-country team member, the 17-...
  • Brain scans, the new snake oil

    In an Op-Ed piece in the Dec. 5 L.A. Times, self-proclaimed "neuropsychiatrist and brain-imaging expert" Daniel G. Amen attempts to convince us that "three of the last four presidents have shown clear brain pathology." Starting with Ronald Reagan's...
  • Catastrophe for Gaza

    Catastrophe for Gaza
    From my home in the Gaza Strip, I followed the American election season with interest. Many times I heard the personal stories of Americans without access to healthcare and the toll illness has taken on their lives. I can relate. For months, I waited in...
  • Mental health and children

    Mental health and children
    'Ineed these pills refilled," the weary mother says, displaying an array of empty bottles on the desk in my office. "My son is bipolar." The boy, a quiet slip of a 10-year-old, had been prescribed two antipsychotics, two mood stabilizers, one...
  • What Jessica's Law demands

    As a California psychologist in private practice, I have concerns about The Times' depiction of billing by evaluators of sex offenders in the article, "Jessica’s Law pays dividend for some.” I do not do these specific evaluations, but I feel...
  • The arsonist in our lifestyle

    Aweek ago today, Malibu residents woke to discover that wildfire had broken out in the hills above the Pacific Coast Highway. By evening, nearly a dozen blazes were spreading across several counties, with flames igniting close to Poway, then Agua Dulce,...
  • The mind, as it evolves

    In the fall of 2005, psychiatrist J. Anderson Thomson Jr. was treating an 18-year-old college freshman whom he describes as "intensely depressed, feeling suicidal and doing self-cutting." A few years before, Thomson says, he would have interpreted her...
  • Letters to the editor

    The challenges of mental illness Re "Schizophrenia takes a daughter away," Column One, Dec. 29 Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating illnesses, and inadequate research funds, inadequate facilities and inadequate insurance programs -- not to...