The Psychiatric 'Wonder Drug' That Almost No One Is Using

Clozapine could save the lives of suicidal schizophrenic people who aren't responding to other treatments. So why are so few doctors using it?


'Birth Control,' Today's Comic by Tara Booth

Tara is feeling frisky after finishing her first week of birth control.


The Need for Patient Advocacy When You're Black in the Doctor's Office

Doctors tells us the most effective ways to advocate for a friend or family member.


How to Tell if You Should See a Psychiatrist Versus a Psychologist

As a general rule, television shows and movies completely screw this up.


How Can You Treat Someone Who Doesn't Think They're Mentally Ill?

Laws are being passed that make it possible to compel people to receive treatment for health problems they don’t believe they have.


Parents Need to Do More For Teens With Depression

If you don't let your kid get treated for mental health issues, is that neglect?


I Need Medication to Treat My Mental Illness. Why Can't People Accept That?

At 27, a decade into taking medication for depression and anxiety, I'm used to strangers telling me that I should try yoga or do breathing exercises instead. But I'm certain my life would be far worse without meds.


This biohacking company is testing drugs on itself

Ascendance Biomedical develops experimental compounds for people who want to be their own guinea pigs.


When Should a Prescription Drug's Side Effects Count as a Disability?

“Part of me can kind of understand where they're coming from, but most of me doesn't.”


Big Pharma Policies on Sharing Research Are Super Shady

A new review published in the British Medical Journal found policies were really varied.


Things Can Go Really Wrong When You Suddenly Go Off Your Meds

Talk to your doctor first—this one is worth coughing up that co-pay for.


The High Price of Insulin Is Literally Killing People

Diabetics stretching their doses should be scared of the GOP’s health plan.