Horrible Judge Tries to Force Schizophrenic Woman to Get Abortion, Be…

When a mentally ill woman showed up at a Massachusetts emergency room and doctors discovered she was pregnant, a judge recommended that she be forced to abort and then sterilized. Luckily, another judge disagreed. » 1/18/12 10:20am 1/18/12 10:20am

The Racialization Of Mental Illness

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… » 5/23/11 6:15pm 5/23/11 6:15pm

Science Connects Mental Illness And Creativity

Researchers have found that a key brain system is similar in creative, mentally healthy people and people with schizophrenia, bolstering the notion that the factors that contribute to mental illness may also confer benefits. » 5/18/10 2:00pm 5/18/10 2:00pm

The Mind In The World: Mental Illness, Culture, And Why America May Not…

In the latest issue of the NYT Magazine, Ethan Watters points out that Americans feel we wrote the book on mental illness. But conceptions of psychological suffering vary greatly across cultures — and ours isn't necessarily the best one. » 1/11/10 12:40pm 1/11/10 12:40pm

Oprah Tries To Interview 7-Year-Old Schizophrenic, Fails

Today on Oprah, the host interviewed a a 7-year-old schizophrenic girl who wanted absolutely nothing to do with O. You can tell, in the clip, that Oprah isn't used to this kind of rejection at all. » 10/06/09 8:00pm 10/06/09 8:00pm

Stressed About How Stressed Out You Are? You Should Be.

Are you stressed out? (Can any woman remember a time when she was not stressed out?) Well, there's something new to stress about: All that stress can kill you. According to an article in the Association for Psychological Science's magazine, Observer, stress is cumulative, meaning, the more stress you feel, the more… » 2/05/08 1:30pm 2/05/08 1:30pm

In Romania, Daniel Corogeanu, a former monk, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for the murder of a 23-year-old nun who died while he was performing an exorcism on her. The woman, Irina Cornici, who had been treated for schizophrenia in the past, believed she could hear the devil speak to her. Corogeanu and four other… » 1/31/08 5:20pm 1/31/08 5:20pm