Tag: Mental Health and Disorders

Josh Hawley and the Republican Obsession With Manliness

Senator Josh Hawley is worried about men. In a recent speech at the National Conservatism Conference, he blamed the left for their mental health problems, joblessness, obsession with video games and hours spent watching pornography. “The crisis of American men,” he said, “is a crisis for the American republic.” The liberal reaction was flippant. A […]

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Suspect in Mass Killing at Colorado Grocery Store Is Mentally Incompetent, Judge Says

A judge on Friday found that the man charged with fatally shooting 10 people at a grocery store in Boulder, Colo., in March is mentally incompetent to stand trial and has ordered that he be treated at a state hospital, prosecutors said. Over the past three months, four doctors have concluded that the defendant, Ahmad […]

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Pushed by Players, the N.F.L. Works to Embrace Mental Health

Prescott said that he is in regular contact with the Cowboys’ mental health and wellness consultant, Yolanda Bruce Brooks, as well as the team’s mental conditioning coach, Chad Bohling, and that he realized that talking to a therapist on both good days and bad helped him be consistent on and off the field. His brother […]

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As Virtual Worlds Grow, We Are Losing Our Sense of Touch

Virtual world-builders know this, too, and are increasingly confronting the need for touch and developing new ways to recreate it. There’s Steve Yonahan’s Haptic Creature — a zoomorphic, robotic slothy thing that purrs and vibrates, influencing the emotional states of humans who pet and hold it. Texas A&M researchers are developing touch screens with “maximum […]

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The Rise of Psychedelic Retreats

Amanda Schendel, 39, opened The Buena Vida Psilocybin Retreats, a collective of roving five- and seven-day psychedelic retreats run from within luxury resorts in Mexico, in January 2019. The retreats include breath work, hypnosis and gourmet food; attendees are screened for cardiovascular and mental health fitness before attending. They shut down in March 2020, but […]

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Ian Fishback’s Death Highlights Veteran Mental Illness Crisis

In July 2019, Major Fishback informed Mr. Garlasco in an email that the C.I.A. was after him, he recalled. “I was like, dude, call me.” Major Fishback was in Europe with a new position. “He said, ‘I am going to give classified information to foreign governments if you don’t get the C.I.A. off my back.’ […]

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Why Are More Black Children Dying by Suicide?

“This is a deterrent,” said Dr. Kali D. Cyrus, a psychiatrist at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University. Talking about your family’s business with a white person — much less an outsider — is often discouraged in the Black community, added Dr. Cyrus, who is Black. Most […]

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Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread

“Many people are dying without knowing what they are ingesting,” she added. People struggling with addiction and those in recovery are prone to relapse. The initial pandemic lockdowns and subsequent fraying of social networks, along with the rise in mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, helped create a health maelstrom. So, too, did the […]

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Veterans Have Become Unlikely Lobbyists in Push to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. APPLE VALLEY, Calif. — Jose Martinez, a former Army gunner whose right arm and both legs were blown off by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, has a new calling: He’s become one of the most effective lobbyists […]

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How Nurturing Kindness in Children May Benefit All Of Us

Prosocial behavior may come naturally to some. Even children as young as 2 or 3 may spontaneously share a treat or toy with an unhappy playmate. But most children likely need to learn it from the same people who teach them to say “please” and “thank you,” and the earlier in life that happens, the […]

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Michael Rutter, Pioneering Child Psychiatrist, Is Dead at 88

He entered the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1950, planing to be a general practitioner and join his father’s practice. But he became fascinated by neurology and neurosurgery and then by psychiatry, inspired by a professor, Wilhelm Mayer-Gross, a prominent psychiatrist who had fled Nazi Germany. Dr. Rutter worked at various British hospitals after […]

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Uyghurs Seek Emotional Help as Families in China Suffer

Organizers of the mental health initiatives say they have so far seen a positive, if cautious, response from diaspora Uyghurs. One big challenge, they say, has been overcoming the cultural stigma of therapy, pervasive in Uyghur and many other cultures. Linguistic barriers are also a problem; relatively few professionally trained mental health counselors speak Uyghur. […]

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The Ketamine Cure

Ketamine on Demand Ketamine’s success in early trials has surprised and excited researchers who study mood disorders, a field where drugs like Prozac and Zoloft, paired with talk therapy, have been the main treatment options for decades. But, as with Mr. Gathman, interventions don’t work for up to 30 percent of those suffering from major […]

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Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Developer of Cognitive Therapy, Dies at 100

He had a different effect, however, on many of his contemporaries. When he first described his approach, Freudian analysts ventured that he “had not been well analyzed,” the ultimate insider’s put-down, implying that he was unequipped to understand others because he had not fully understood himself in his training therapy. Later, in the 1980s, Dr. […]

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How Social Media Turned ‘Prioritizing Mental Health’ Into a Trap

Back in January, Vogue posted a video documenting a day in the life of a TikTok star named Dixie D’Amelio. Inside her antiseptic luxury apartment, D’Amelio, then 19, scrambles eggs, applies eye shadow and delivers a monologue sprinkled with false bravado. Dixie drafted to fame behind her younger sister, Charli — but while Charli has […]

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Young Kids Should Get the Covid Vaccine. Here’s why. 

Vaccines to protect young children from Covid-19 are likely soon on their way. An advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration is meeting on Tuesday to decide whether to recommend that the agency authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for those ages 5 to 11. Why do we need to vaccinate young […]

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Heavy Is the Burden on Japan’s Royal Women

TOKYO — One of the toughest places to be a woman in Japan is within its royal family. Nearly three decades ago, Empress Michiko lost the ability to speak after public carping about her supposed shortcomings as the wife of Emperor Akihito. Ten years later, Michiko’s daughter-in-law, the current Empress Masako, retreated from public duties […]

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Jonathan Martin Will Donate His Brain to CTE Research

What happened after you left the N.F.L. in 2015? I went back to school to get my degree. I spent the next several years interning at various places in real estate and finance. But it’s been really challenging to build and maintain relationships when you are dealing with a chronic issue like depression or potentially […]

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How to Talk to Teens About Edibles

A few years ago, my high school daughter came home talking about rumors of pot gummy bears circulating at our local middle school. Until then I didn’t realize that I needed to add edible cannabis to the list of topics to address with teenagers in my care. For adolescents, the widespread legalization of marijuana has […]

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Town Rattled by Bow-and-Arrow Killings Ponders Terrorism and Mental Illness

KONGSBERG, Norway — A few years ago, a nervous Danish man walked into a mosque in this placid Scandinavian town, seeking help in delivering a message to the world that he claimed to have received “from above.” The mosque’s spokesman sent him away. But he recalled the odd episode last week after the man, Espen […]

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A Racial Disparity in Schizophrenia Diagnoses in Nursing Homes

The share of American nursing home residents who are recorded as having schizophrenia has soared over the past decade. As The New York Times reported last month, the change is driven in part by a surge of questionable diagnoses. A 2012 government effort to reduce unnecessary antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes included an exemption […]

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Hate Crimes and Pandemic Lead More Asian Americans to Seek Therapy

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, life was not as easy as it looked for Julian Sarafian. He was the valedictorian of his high school, a White House intern and a Harvard Law School graduate, but he was also in a yearslong battle with anxiety. Then, in November of last year, he came down with symptoms […]

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My Mental Health Issues Have a Name: Bruce

Finding the proper medication, or medications, to treat overlapping mental health conditions is more often a wavy course than a straight line, as exhibited by my own trial-and-error. Eventually, I found I function and feel best with daily Lexapro, extended-release Adderall and the occasional Klonopin for intense spikes of anxiety. I cling to these pills […]

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Book Review: ‘One Friday in April,’ by Donald Antrim

ONE FRIDAY IN APRILA Story of Suicide and SurvivalBy Donald Antrim On a chilly spring day in 2006, Donald Antrim ascended to the roof of his four-story Brooklyn apartment building and climbed onto the outer edge of the fire escape. When he looked down, he felt himself fall out of time; he saw the trash-strewn […]

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Nurse Dies After She Is Knocked to Ground in Times Square

When a small community hospital in New Jersey was overrun with Covid patients, a cancer nurse dutifully showed up for work every night. On Friday, with the worst days of the pandemic over, the nurse, Maria Ambrocio, 58, visited Times Square with a friend. But their outing turned tragic when she was knocked to the […]

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Does Instagram Harm Girls? No One Actually Knows.

Amid the pillorying of Facebook that has dominated the latest news cycle there is an inconvenient fact that critics have overlooked: No research — by Facebook or anyone else — has demonstrated that exposure to Instagram, a Facebook app, harms teenage girls’ psychological well-being. Last month The Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook’s “own in-depth […]

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Police Standoff With Man in a Tree Ends on the Third Day

“This person should be addressed as a person that has an emotional or mental problem or issue,” said Sabine French, who lives 10 minutes away from Mr. Thomas in Queens and spoke with him on Thursday. “And that was not happening.” Robin Hernandez, who has lived in the neighborhood for about a decade, said she […]

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For Sutton Foster, Crochet Is a Survival Tactic

Sutton Foster is finishing up a 15-week run at the Barbican as Reno Sweeney in “Anything Goes,” a role for which she won a Tony a decade ago, and she is preparing to return to Broadway later this year to co-star with Hugh Jackman in “The Music Man.” But before we got into all that, […]

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