Tag: Mental Health and Disorders

What Are the Benefits of CBD?

The CBD industry is flourishing, conservatively projected to hit $16 billion in the United States by 2025. Already, the plant extract is being added to cheeseburgers, toothpicks and breath sprays. More than 60 percent of CBD users have taken it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people, conducted by the Brightfield Group, a […]

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She Saved a School From Her Armed Son, but Now She Faces Charges

An Indiana woman who called the police in December and told them that her 14-year-old son had threatened to shoot up his former school will face criminal charges if prosecutors have their way. Prosecutors in Wayne County filed an affidavit on Friday recommending six felony charges against the woman, Mary York, 43, in the episode, […]

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We Are All the Miserable Children of the Narcissist in Chief

If, by some grievous misfortune, you should happen to have a pathological narcissist in your life — a drain on your soul, a bottomless chute of need, a roaring outboard motor of jealousies and delusions and self-regard — there’s no shortage of literature offering advice, and most of it preaches the same thing: Never take […]

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Boy, 6, Critically Injured in Attack by Homeless Man, Police Say

The 6-year-old boy was sitting on the front steps of his grandfather’s home in Queens on Thursday afternoon, waiting for a pizza delivery, when a homeless man, a stranger, came up the driveway and approached him, the police said. Then, in what the authorities believe was a random and unprovoked attack, the stranger grabbed the […]

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Trump Is Mentally Unfit, No Exam Needed

To the Editor: Re “Trump Flies Into the Cuckoo’s Nest” (column, Oct. 10): Gail Collins makes a point that we have been articulating seriously since the publication of our book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” two years ago: President Trump is mentally unfit for office. Our publications have been derided as violations of the […]

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The Real Threat of ‘Joker’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight

This article contains spoilers for “Joker.” Before “Joker” opened last weekend, much was being made of how its tale of a murderous villain echoed news stories of mass shooters and incel threats, and how the film might encourage unbalanced viewers to commit acts of violence. As it turned out, it mainly inspired audiences to open […]

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What We Know About the Suspect in the N.Y.C. Homeless Killings: Randy Santos

The man accused of bludgeoning four homeless men to death on Saturday had a history of violence and strange behavior leading up to the horrific attacks, which have shaken the homeless community and renewed awareness of the dangers faced by people living on the street. The accused killer, Randy Rodriguez Santos, 24, was himself homeless, […]

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Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in Treating Severe Depression

For more than a decade, doctors have been using brain-stimulating implants to treat severe depression in people who do not benefit from medication, talk therapy or electroshock sessions. The treatment is controversial — any psychosurgery is, given its checkered history — and the results have been mixed. Two major trials testing stimulating implant for depression […]

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When Depression Is Like a Cancer

Depression is not cancer. It’s a completely different disease. Yet when I look back on my husband’s depression and death by suicide three years ago, it sure looks a lot like cancer to me. As an adolescent medicine physician in Los Angeles, I have cared for many patients with depression and mental illness, and as […]

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Princeton Graduate Killed Father Over Allowance. He Got 30 Years to Life.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Nearly five years ago, Thomas Gilbert Jr. showed up unannounced at his parents’ Midtown Manhattan apartment and asked to speak alone with his father about business. Minutes later, his father, a hedge fund manager, lay dead with a gunshot […]

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It Takes a Teenager to Help a Teenager in Crisis

After losing his best friend to suicide, Taylor Harrison, then 18, was looking for ways to honor the memory of his friend, deal with his own grief, and help others going through a hard time. He decided to volunteer at Lines for Life, a nonprofit crisis-line organization in Portland, Oregon. Just a few months into […]

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Before Sex, the Straitjacket?

ImageGucci, spring 2020CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times MILAN — The Gucci show that closed Milan Fashion Week on Sunday afternoon came as something of a surprise, though not for the reasons anyone would have guessed. It was not, for example, surprising because Alessandro Michele, the creative director famed for his embrace of sequins […]

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Silicon Valley Goes to Therapy

SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley told itself a good story, the best one, really: It was saving the world. For nearly a decade, this gave the modern tech worker purpose, optimism and self-confidence. Then came the bad headlines, followed by worse headlines — about the industry, about the country, about the world. In search of […]

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What People Say About the Economy Can Set Off a Recession

When will the next recession arrive? Economists are evaluating such factors as President Trump’s endlessly shifting tariff policy, the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve and other central banks, and such “leading indicators” as the yields in the bond market. It is good to look at these things. They provide insights about the state of […]

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My Best Friend Died by Suicide. I Wish I Had Seen the Warning Signs.

Suicide is the No. 1 killer of active-duty airmen in the United States Air Force. In February, the crisis prompted the Air Force to release a memo calling for a culture change within the service. For me and many others, that shift is a personal charge. Six years ago, my best friend, Neil Landsberg, died […]

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Tim Ferriss, the Man Who Put His Money Behind Psychedelic Medicine

The announcement on Wednesday that Johns Hopkins Medicine was starting a new center to study psychedelic drugs for mental disorders was the latest chapter in a decades-long push by health nonprofits and wealthy donors to shake up psychiatry from the outside, bypassing the usual channels. “Psychiatry is one of the most conservative specialties in medicine,” […]

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