The debate on the effectiveness of prescription drugs for soldiers is heating up in the wake of the killing of 17 Afghan civilians, allegedly by Robert Bales whose attorney has asked for a list of medications Bales' took at the time of the shootings. There's an ongoing debate over whether drugs are more helpful or harmful for the armed forces.
Doctors treating the case of nearly 20 teenagers with a bizarre outbreak of a twitching disorder in upstate New York say that the symptoms may be spreading through social media. However, some doctors are offering a different explanation of the cause of the illness--an autoimmune disorder called PANDAS.
Among California's burgeoning Middle Eastern population, not everything is well. Many of the newest immigrants, refugees, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. But cultural stereotypes make them loath to get the help they need.
In December, Facebook rolled out new tools it said should help with suicide prevention. One psychiatrist, however, while lauding the effort, says the initiative needs some tweaks.
Over the weekend, the last U.S. troops left Iraq. They rode in a convoy to Kuwait. But for most of the soldier who went before them, Iraq will be a part of their lives forever — some moreso than others, like Colby Buzzell, who's battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
New research out of the United Kingdom indicates that people with larger social networks, especially early in life, will develop larger brain areas.
A survey conducted in Victoria, British Columbia revealed that quality of community and environment played a very big part in determining the degree of happiness people felt.
Social scientists looking into Twitter find surprisingly similar patterns in our moods throughout the day -- cheery at breakfast, low in the late afternoon, up again after dinner.
The United Nations has made it a goal to improve maternal and child health, but mental health issues around the world remain woefully overlooked.
Scientists studying the psychological impact of 9/11 on New Yorkers make surprising finding on resilience in survivors.