June 13, 2013 Treating depression is a hit-or-miss process; the first treatment works less than half the time. Scientists say they may be able to use PET brain scans to tell whether antidepressants or cognitive behavioral therapy will work best. But tailored treatments are still far off.
June 7, 2013 There's a story to tell about every family's encounters with the health care system. Some are tragedies. Many are a blaze of enduring hope in the face of suffering and loss. Artist Regina Holliday brings those secret stories to life in her Walking Gallery.
June 7, 2013 There's more evidence that the anesthetic ketamine, sometimes abused as a club drug, has potential as a fast-acting treatment for depression. But patients relapse quickly after treatment with the drug.
May 28, 2013 Some families with a history of schizophrenia share genetic variants on one brain pathway, a study finds. And the family members with schizophrenia are more likely to share symptoms. This may help researchers decipher the frustratingly complex genetics of schizophrenia.
May 20, 2013 When several states passed laws banning same-sex marriages, researchers found that the mental health of gay residents seemed to suffer. Conversely, stress-related disorders dropped after the legalization of gay marriage in one state. Researchers say negative media portrayals and loss of safety were contributing factors.
May 18, 2013 More than 5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's disease, and the number is only going to increase — in part, due to aging baby boomers. But researchers say increased awareness and early detection is helping patients live with the disease.
May 17, 2013 The new version of the DSM, the manual of psychiatric diagnoses, is already sparking criticism. But psychiatrists say it helps make sure they're all on the same page.