For schizophrenic people struggling to get through daily life, nicotine can work in surprising ways.
Even on medication, I experience auditory hallucinations all the time.
Because mental illness is often thought to be a result of spirit possession in Indonesia, an estimated 18,000 individuals are detained in sheds and backyards for years by their own families.
This spring, Shaynna Sims was arrested for "unauthorized dissection" and later charged with stealing the dead woman's shoes.
We talked to some leading psychologists who think that movie's the potential to increase society's understanding of problems like schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety.
The UK government has all but abandoned the vital issue of race in mental health treatment—a frightening reality when you consider that the number of people from minority groups being admitted for crisis care vastly outweigh any other.
We spoke to people who have experienced both voluntary and involuntary sectioning under the 1983 Mental Health Act.
Is the appearance of mental illness in young people a matter of environment or biology?
Those suffering from delusions can find support groups online, but they can also come across shoddy information and scams that can trigger their conditions.
Brandon faces deportation and separation from his schizophrenic wife because, like many, he is finding the UK's minimum income for a spousal visa unaffordable.
The problem with most horror films portraying mental illness is that real life pathology is willfully abandoned in favor of melodramatic storytelling.
For years, the city has failed to look after its mentally ill population, and too often this results in cops having to deal with situations they don't have training in.
I spoke to Canadian filmmaker John Kastner about documenting the lives of mentally ill people who have committed horrible acts.
We used to believe that a healthy human could control the Toxoplasma parasite indefinitely. New evidence suggests the opposite. Through a delicate finessing of the neurotransmitters in our brains, it is us who are being controlled.
"Tulpamancers," as practitioners of this art are known, create semi-sentient imaginary animal friends who live in their brains and serve as companions, confidants, and, sometimes, sexual partners.
This is the last in a four-part series on housing the substantial homeless population in San Francisco. Randy showed us what it's like living in the margins of America's most overpriced city.
On a Greyhound bus in 2008, Vince Li sawed his seatmate's head off with a Rambo knife. Now he's set to be released. We talked to a friend of Vince Li's—the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada—about it.
A 30-year-old woman came into ER last week covered from head to toe in her own shit. She was very attached to it. Every time we tried to wipe any of it away she would flail and scream, agonized.
Is the science behind psychiatry's "chemical imbalance" theory breaking down?
Dec 31, 2008
I am a single mother trying to raise a 13-year-old girl on my own. I am disgusted that my daughter can go to American Apparel and pick up your magazine, which borders pornography. WTF!!!!!
My friend Phiiliip (yeah, spelled like that) is schizophrenic. He didn't used to be, but he is now. It can happen to you too.
Vancouver has mountains and beaches and an ocean and vice. Lots of vice.