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Erase Bad Memories? Scientists Overseas Show They Can Do It

natureheader | Helen Shen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, unhappy lovers undergo an experimental brain treatment to erase all memories of each other from the...

Homeland Season Finale: Picking and Choosing 'Reality' (SPOILER ALERT)

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the season 3 Homeland finale. There are many people on Facebook who wish there was a thumbs down sett...

Bizarre Brain Technique Shown To Boost Math Skills

| Posted 05.17.2013 | Science

By Emily Underwood If you are one of the 20% of healthy adults who struggle with basic arithmetic, simple tasks like splitting the dinner bill can...

Gay Conversion Therapy Devastated My Family

Chana Wilson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Chana Wilson

She moved from the suburbs into New York's Greenwich Village, where she found a vibrant lesbian community, and reclaimed joy. The mother who had been so profoundly depressed throughout my childhood wrote me, "I wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and am so happy to be alive."

Shock Therapy 'Riddle' Solved By Brain Scientists

Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 03/19/2012 03:04 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily While "shock therapy" has been used ...

Should Electroconvulsive Therapy Be More Difficult To Get? FDA To Decide.

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
DJ Jaffe

The Food and Drug Administration is having a meeting to decide who controls your right to choose mental illness treatment.

Armistice Day, the Great War, and Brains: A Tale of Woe

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

Had the politicians of various countries been obligated to live in combat on the front lines, it's doubtful that the ferocious carnage of the First World war would have occurred.

FDA Considers Caving to Scientology and Making Mental Illness Treatment Illegal

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

As far-fetched as it sounds, the FDA is considering making it more difficult to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis.

How McGovern Picked his VP after Ted Kennedy and Many Senators said No Thanks

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

It's been a bit less than two years since I interviewed George McGovern for my book, Clinton in Exile, on Bill Clinton's post presidency. McGovern a...

Mental Recession: Like Manna From Heaven

Liz Spikol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Liz Spikol

As a mental health journalist and someone who suffers with bipolar disorder, if there's one thing I know, it's how to solve a "mental" crisis.

Glad To Be Mad: Mentally Ill Start 'Mad Pride' Movement (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Yesterday the New York Times explored the burgeoning "mad pride" movement, which aims to fight the stigma of serious mental illness like schizophrenia...