| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:29 PM
When Eleanor Stanford boarded a plane to spend two years on the islands of Cape Verde, she had no idea what she was in for.
She didn't know the language.
She didn't know what the people ate.
She didn't even know where she was going to live.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:59 AM
This story was originally published February 10, 2013.
The Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, was diagnosed with severe social anxiety disorder as a teenager. In Aurora, Colo., the defense attorney for the accused shooter James Eagen Holmes,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:54 AM
In his 1993 classic, "Listening to Prozac," Peter D. Kramer discusses how psychotropic drugs affect the art and science of psychiatric diagnosis. The successful use of lithium to treat manic depression, for example, helped substantiate the diagnosis and...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Kelley Currin recalled dancing with her longtime swimming coach, Rick Curl, as a teenage girl the night of his wedding some 30 years ago. She wore a pink dress, held on too long and whispered in his ear, "I hate you."
She told Montgomery County...
| 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...
| May 18, 2013
Dear Amy: My father has cancer, along with other health issues. Though his prognosis is fine, my mother seems to be showing a complete lack of concern or involvement with his health care.
He has gone to oncologist and radiologist visits by himself. He...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Caroline Kendall Kortner led a brief and often hellish life.
Born in 1970, Kendall, as she was called, lived out her childhood in the Cos Cob neighborhood of Greenwich. When she was eight, a neighborhood boy began sexually molesting her. Soon after, she...
| Apr 27, 2013
Dear Amy: Some friends and I are members of a pretty no-nonsense gym. The majority of members are hard-core athletes who train for upcoming marathons, while the rest of us are more "well-upholstered" Midwesterners trying to get fit.
There is a problem...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Q: My 14-year-old daughter eats like a bird and is really thin. However she still worries constantly about being “fat,” and gets upset when I suggest it wouldn’t hurt her to gain a little weight. Should I be concerned? A: If you...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Katie Couric made a triumphant return to daytime television last week pulling the top ratings for all freshman talk-shows, beating out Ricki Lake, Jeff Probst and Steve Harvey. Moving into her second and third week, Katie Couric's guest list combines...
| Dec 19, 2012
Coffee is now good for you. According to a research study, it may help prevent Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and dementia as well as help you live a little longer. But java lovers know this: Another study says that drinking three or more cups of...