Toronto killer

Man Who Beheaded His Mother Released From Toronto Mental Ward

By | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:34

A 54-year-old man who beheaded his mother was allowed out of a Toronto mental facility Monday on a day pass. He went AWOL until Wednesday.


How Facebook Is Controlling Your Mood

By | Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:43

Positive and negative emotions are contagious on Facebook, according to a new study that adds nuance to the psychology of social media.


Parks And Greenery May Improve Mental Health In City-Dwellers

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 22:09

Parks and urban greenery can provide "long-lasting improvements in mental health" for nearby residents, a study finds.


Obama's New Policy Aims To Prevent Guns From ‘Falling Into The Wrong Hands’

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:00

The Obama administration released a new proposed rule that would remove legal barriers standing in the way of background checks on people who buy guns.

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Could Wine Consumption While Pregnant Lead To Better Mental Health In Kids?

By | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 13:03

Can moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy lead to better mental health in kids?

Congress Inquires About Lobotomized Veterans From World War II

Congress Looks Into Surviving Veterans Lobotomized After World War II

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 17:15

Congressmen expressed concern for veterans last week, after learning of a 90-year-old World War II veteran in a Wisconsin VA hospital. The former bomber pilot received the operation in that same hospital 60 years ago.


Can Non-specialists Deliver Effective Treatment To Children With ASD And Intellectual Disabilities?

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:00

A new study published reviews non-specialist interventions and finds they can be effective in treating children and adolescents with intellectual disability or lower functioning autism spectrum disorders.


US Marines With Brain Injuries More Likely To Develop PTSD

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 18:37

A new study found that U.S. soldiers who experienced a traumatic brain injury were more likely to develop PTSD.

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Shorter Maternity Leave Linked To Postpartum Depression

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 18:15

Women who take a shorter maternity leave have a greater risk of postpartum depression.


Teen Avoids Jail Due To Medically Unrecognized 'Affluenza' Diagnosis

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 17:49

Ethan Couch, 16, killed four people in a drunk driving accident. He was not sentenced prison time because he was reportedly too rich to understand the consequences of his actions.


New ‘Suicidality’ Test Predicts Antidepressant-Induced Suicide Risk In Patients

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 17:29

Scientists will be able to identify a person's suicide risk with a new genetic test.


Why Psychiatrists Accept Insurance Less Than Other Doctors

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 20:08

Researchers found that only half of psychiatrists accept private insurance compared to a greater number of other specialized doctors.


Military Contractors Suffer PTSD Too

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 18:44

Although soldiers tend to get the most attention, military contractors, who outnumbered troops on the front lines at the height of the conflict, also come back with PTSD and other mental illnesses.


Biden Announces $100M In Mental Health Funding In Meeting With Newtown Families [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:36

Vice Pres. Joe Biden will announce $100M in federal funding to improve mental health services nationwide, just one year after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn.


What’s Really Causing Your Child’s Moodiness: Teen Boys’ Decreased Empathy Levels

By | Sat, 12/07/2013 - 18:37

A study found that empathy levels decrease in teen boys between the ages of 13 and 16.