SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. -- That grumpy grimace is not the face of today's pscyhoanalysis, even if it is the mug of the man who "invented" the notion of using your words as keys to unlock you from your prison of tortuous memory.

Whereas the neurologist Sigmund Freud's no...

Before cancer purloined the moonshot moniker, the National Institutes of Health were engaged in a concerted effort to organize an interdisciplinary approach to explore the interior space known as our brain. They were informally calling it the next moonshot. The bra...

In my career I have reported on occasion how Ritalin and other stimulants can be life- changing in positive ways for children and adults with ADHD.

But I also have to wonder how many "attention deficits" are actually the result of children and the adults they ultima...

Often, persons for whom a first episode of psychosis is impending will begin to have muddled speech, and often what is called in the field, “flat affect”. That's just a schmancy way of saying a person isn’t modulating their speech to reflect and mimic the tone and...

Can you imagine what it might be like to suddenly hear voices telling you to do unspeakable, violent things? Variations on situations like that happen to about 1% of Americans annually, as they  experience first episode psychosis, a form of schizophrenia. That migh...

A few men's heads turned last night when Col. (Ret.) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie and I sat, chatting in the Daiquiri Bar at the Army Navy Club in downtown DC.

I don't think it was because we were the only women in the joint, but because we were discussing what happ...

WASHINGTON, DC - For those of you who see patients in a primary care setting, those of you who are unsure of how to provide the best in behavioral and mental health care in that setting, and those of you wondering how you will provide the best collaborative, integr...

Rourke Weaver and Iden Campbell at a 'listening session' on men's mental health, sponsored by the Dept. of Health & Human Services, Jan. 8, 2016.  Photo credit: Whitney McKnight

WASHINGTON  A transgendered man, a rock climber, a police lieutenant -- among other men...

NICE, FRANCE -- Unlike the horrid weather of late in the south of France, when my partner and I and his children were there in the late summer of 2013 for a wedding, it was spectacular--sunny, dry, clear.

I remember turning my face up to the sun and closing my eyes...

If only our cities and towns were more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, our health would improve, we'd be more connected to ourselves and our neighbors, and also our communities.

All the better when where we live is designed with our sense of humanity and wonder in mi...

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