Conspiracy Theorist Inmate Sues Jay and Bey Over Stolen Lyrics

We're all pretty aware by now that Jay Z, Beyoncé, and others of the elite celebrity ilk are all members of the Illuminati, responsible for shit including but not limited to the French Revolution, the assassination of JFK, and the KFC DoubleDown (probably). But according to a new lawsuit, they are also thieves working… » 5/01/14 2:50pm 5/01/14 2:50pm

This webcomic captures the day-to-day horrors of living with depression

Depression can be a difficult illness to understand if you've never experienced it, and depressive episodes can be incredibly isolating experiences. But the webcomic Depression Comix offers a peek into the depressed mind while helping a lot of depressed folks feel less alone. » 1/08/14 9:00pm 1/08/14 9:00pm

Capitol Shooting Coverage Is Getting Postpartum Depression All Wrong

We don't know much about 34-year-old dental hygienist Miriam Carey, who was shot and killed by police yesterday after she crashed into a barricade outside the White House and led a high-speed chase to the U.S. Capitol — with her toddler still in her carseat — but we do know that her shooting has given pundits yet… » 10/04/13 2:50pm 10/04/13 2:50pm

Magazine Calls Terrifying Mentally Ill Stalker a 'Lovesick' Victim

A recent magazine feature on a man with Asperger syndrome who's currently in jail for pining after the girl of his dreams — who, in his mother's words, "became a nightmare" since he met her 20 years ago — implies that he's the real victim. The woman he's stalked since middle school feels differently. » 7/31/13 4:25pm 7/31/13 4:25pm

That Woman Is Not Adam Lanza's Mother, and She's Distracting Us From…

In light of last Friday's tragic school shooting, some people are arguing that gun control is just a band-aid, and that access to mental health services in this country is the real problem. But the thing is, if I cut myself, I'm not going to say, "No, no band-aid for me, thanks! It won't heal the wound completely on… » 12/17/12 12:00pm 12/17/12 12:00pm

It Might Be Harder to Recognize Signs of Depression in Men

A recent study by the Department of Psychology at the University of Westminster in London has found that depression, though significantly more common in women, is much more difficult to recognize in men. Researchers presented a sample group (1,218 UK adults) with the following vignette that, in non clinical terms,… » 11/15/12 6:00pm 11/15/12 6:00pm

For a Super-Smart Baby, Leave It in Your Uterus Forever

As medical technology has gotten amazingly advanced, and we've gained more and more control over how and when babies are born, we tend to think that as long as you're not extremely premature, it doesn't really matter exactly how long a baby cooks in its mother's womb. Well, think again. Two new studies have found that… » 7/03/12 1:00pm 7/03/12 1:00pm

Are Bipolar Characters Finally Getting a Fair Shake on Television?

As anyone who's experienced bipolar disorder in their own brain (or been close to a bipolar person) can attest, it's not all magnificent highs and crushing lows as depicted on television dramas, and treatment is never as simple as one noble, weepy trip to the hospital and back. In fact, many (most?) bipolar people… » 4/10/12 6:30pm 4/10/12 6:30pm

Is Sex Addiction Just Crap Some Sluts Made Up?

As sex addiction becomes fodder for TV scripts and philandering athlete excuses, doctors and researchers are turning their eyes to its study. Specifically, is sex addiction even a real thing? Can women be sex addicts? Why do women become addicted to sex? And, most importantly, is it just another term for "being super… » 1/06/12 6:30pm 1/06/12 6:30pm

Your Psychiatric Illness May Be Caused By A Minor Glandular Issue

If you've been treating your mood disorder with antidepressants but haven't experienced much relief, doctors may have found a solution: A psychiatric illness isn't the root of your problem. For some people issues like depression and anxiety may actually be caused by thyroid imbalances so slight that doctors may not… » 11/21/11 11:13pm 11/21/11 11:13pm