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Mental Illnesses

More Than Half Of The People Executed In The U.S. Have A Severe Mental Illness: Study

Think Progress | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

A majority of the 100 executed inmates examined in a new study by three legal researchers had “a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, post-t...

Can Brain Scans Diagnose Mental Illnesses?

| Simon Makin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science

One common complaint about psychiatry is its subjective nature: it lacks definitive tests for many diseases. So the idea of diagnosing disorders usi...

The Cost of Not Caring for People With Serious Mental Illness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When a health plan, especially with its own delivery system, as Kaiser has, carries the responsibility for a population of people, working or poor, young or old, healthy or sick, they can't pick and choose.

Remembering Brian Hughes - Innocence, Prison, Mental Illness, AIDS and Family

Patrick Hughes, Jr. | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
Patrick Hughes, Jr.

My parents discussed with me what it was like to raise a child with mental illness. I am forever grateful to my parents for making Brian part of our lives, and for their extraordinary generosity in sharing his story with people we have yet to meet.

What's Going On in Your Mind? Congressman Patrick Kennedy Brings the Best and the Brightest to Boston for a "Moonshot Moment"

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

On the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's moonshot speech, there is considerable hope in Boston. Fifty years later, another Kennedy has brought us to the brink of a new frontier.