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Lisa Abramson holds her firstborn child, Lucy, in 2014. A few weeks after Lucy's birth, Abramson began feeling confused and then started developing delusions — symptoms of postpartum psychosis. Courtesy of Claire Mulkey hide caption

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She Wanted To Be The Perfect Mom, Then Landed In A Psychiatric Unit

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A major study published Monday finds that widely prescribed antipsychotic drugs like haloperidol are no more effective than a placebo for treating delirium. Nehru Sulejmanovski/Getty Images hide caption

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Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium

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From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

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An average of 13,776 inmates in 45 California counties were on psychotropic medications in 2016-2017, a recent report found. That is up from 10,999 five years ago. erwin rachbauer/imageBROKER RM/Getty Images hide caption

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Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

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"I'd lost 60 pounds in the years since my passport picture had been taken and I hardly looked like myself," writes author Haroon Moghul. "Each time I approached a border, I feared I'd be denied a visa or, worse, deported." Mark Airs/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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An Encounter At A Passport Checkpoint Offers Respite From Depression's Grip

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A provision in the bill proposed by the GOP Senate would permit Medicaid to pay for longer stints of inpatient psychiatric care. But other parts of the bill would strip $772 billion from Medicaid — the single-largest funder of care for people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or another serious mental illness. B. Boissonnet/Getty Images hide caption

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Judy Charest and Harold Hogue recounted the story of their fateful meeting for StoryCorps in Nashville, Tenn. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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Decades After Daring Rescue, 2 Tennesseans Relive Christmas Miracle

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How Talking Openly Against Stigma Helped A Mother And Son Cope With Bipolar Disorder

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Bass iconoclast Jaco Pastorius (seen here in 1986) is the subject of a new documentary produced by Metallica's Robert Trujillo. Claus Eckert/Sony Legacy hide caption

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Metallica's Robert Trujillo On His Hero, Jaco Pastorius

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A Memoir Of A Family's Diaspora, And A Mother's Depression

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