In a new book called "The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia became a Black Disease," psychiatrist and cultural critic Jonathan Metzl draws on a variety of sources — patient records, psychiatric studies, racialized drug advertisements, and popular metaphors for madness — to contend that schizophrenia transformed…
Cognitive therapists have long spoken of the negative thoughts associated with depression as "distortions." But it turns out something else may be distorted in depressed people — their memories.
Women are diagnosed with anxiety disorders twice as often as men. There are lots of possible explanations for this, one of the most popular being that women are more likely to seek help. But here's a new and intriguing one: could parents be inadvertently teaching their daughters to worry?
When the DSM-5 goes live in 2012, five personality disorders likely won't make the cut. After the jump, find out which mental illnesses are going the way of the dodo.
An MSNBC interview with Temple Grandin, the animal behaviorist whose experience with autism is the subject of an upcoming biopic, shed light not only on the disorder but on social — and antisocial — life as we know it.
Anyone who spends a large percentage of every Friday afternoon staring out the window will be heartened by research showing that a wandering mind may indicate intelligence. But can daydreaming actually make us smarter?