| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:00 AM
In reading Dan Rodricks' article, "Shadows of doubt — the life and death of Mike Flanagan" (Aug. 18), I was deeply touched not only by Mr. Rodricks' sensitivity and understanding of major depression but also of his love and caring for Mike Flanagan....
| Sep 12, 2012
The massacres in Aurora, Colo., and at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. The shootings outside the Empire State Building, in which an ex-employee killed his boss. Escalating gang warfare. In recent months, violence seemed to erupt everywhere. To get a...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 2:00 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with depression are more likely to stick with a type of talk therapy when it's given over the phone, compared to traditional, face-to-face settings, according to a new study.
"This is very encouraging and suggests...
| Jun 13, 2012
Phone therapy for primary-care patients with clinical depression is not only as effective as therapy at the doctor's office, it also can enable them to continue therapy, according to the results of a study by Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:49 PM
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Hollye Jacobs felt like she lost her health, her breasts and her mind. But when she finished with radiation and started settling in at home, she was hit with another loss: She missed having treatment.
| Jul 23, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with ovarian cancer may have somewhat better survival odds when they feel emotionally supported by family and friends, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of 168 ovarian cancer patients, there were 95 deemed...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Alexander Kinyua, the college student accused of killing a family friend and ingesting his heart and brain, has been declared incompetent to stand trial, according to court records.
Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly said in an Aug. 13...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 2:14 PM
I have a career in which I have the blessing of helping those who have been wounded. Some have deep hurt that is of a physical nature. Others have emotional scars that hurt just as deeply.
Often, when we are wounded, our mind cannot stop the cycle of...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 10:00 PM
The Army Surgeon General's Office has issued a new directive for diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder after questions arose about Madigan Army Medical Center’s reversal of more than 300 soldiers’ PTSD diagnoses in the past five years....
| Apr 26, 2012
| 7:10 AM
In a move to improve treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, the Army is discouraging the use of traditional definitions such as feelings of fear, helplessness and horror — symptoms that may not be in a trained warrior's vocabulary. It also...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Several doctor organizations are criticizing Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut for not covering psychotherapy in some cases after a Jan. 1 change in medical-billing codes.
Anthem has responded to changes in medical-billing codes for...