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You’re the Worst just raised the bar for how TV talks about mental illness

This might be the best TV episode about clinical depression ever made.<p>In "There Is Not Currently a Problem," the seventh episode and midpoint of its second season, FXX comedy <i>You're the Worst</i> does something I'm not sure I've ever seen TV do so well: It makes clinical depression understandable.<p>It …

Could This Drug Cure Alcoholism?

Twenty years ago, Claudia Christian was on the trajectory that had consumed countless Hollywood stars. She’d had her moments of fame—first as …

Drug Addiction

Why Do Addicts Seek Out Thailand’s ‘Vomit Temple’ for Rehab?

In America, the widely unregulated industry of treating addiction is a $35 billion dollar per year enterprise—one that’s been dubbed the wild, wild …

Rehabilitation

Rosemary Kennedy and the Legacy of Mental Illness

In 1941, a lobotomy left Rosemary Kennedy permanently incapacitated. Two new books this month explore what has and hasn't changed about the way we treat mental illness more than 70 years later.<p>As a young girl in the early 1900s, Rosemary Kennedy—the eldest daughter of the auspicious Kennedy …

Nurses have been my best teachers

17K Shares<p>When the daytime soaps As The World Turns and All My Children went off the air, I stopped watching any daytime TV. So before their infamy …

The Insanity of the Insanity Defense

I am a physician, a perinatal psychiatrist working with childbearing women. Although I am not a forensic expert, I have testified in court for mentally ill defendants. In this capacity, I have come to understand that the definition of insanity in psychiatry is not the same as the definition of …

The Real Medical Disorder Where You Think You’re a Rotting Corpse

This is real science. Real weird science<p>Ever been struck by the urge to head straight to the local morgue and hang out with a bunch of dead bodies?<p>Yeah, neither have we. But a 53-year-old Filipina woman did after she had become convinced that she was a rotting corpse, according to a crazy new case …

The Prison Guard Who Couldn't Escape Prison

Scott Jones loved being a correctional officer at California's High Desert State Prison. Then he saw his colleagues commit enough abuses that he saw no choice but to break the code of silence, turning himself into a pariah in a neighborhood called CO Row.<p><b>When Scott Jones</b> left the house on July 8, …

Crime

Why Would A Teenage Girl Encourage Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself?

Would you have to be a psychopath to tell someone else to take their own life?<p>In July 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter sent her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, a series of texts urging him to commit suicide. Late last month, standing in a Massachusetts courtroom over a year after his death, …

Six Great Movies About Addiction

As some people know, I am in long-term recovery from both heavy alcohol and cocaine use. I am also in recovery from both anorexia and bulimia, all …

Drug Addiction

Drunk History: “New Jersey”

Now in its third season, <i>Drunk History</i> has mastered its formula. The Comedy Central comedy born from a Funny Or Die webseries strikes a strange …

‘And then he decided not to be’

Published on July 25, 2015<p>FALMOUTH, Maine<p>Everything finally seemed back on track. David was home for a short visit and looked happy, calm. He had a job, a girlfriend, a plan. His father, Kevin McCarthy, came home from work that Thursday and smiled to see his son take his dog, Kima, named for the …

Oliver Sacks’ Last Tweet Shows Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Movingly Flashmobbed in Spain

"A beautiful way to perform one of the world's great musical treasures." The video above, and the accompanying 58-character sentence, make up the …

Medieval Medical Experiments

Guido da Vigevano, a 14th century Italian physician, depicting the practice of trepanning<p>The Middle Ages has often been portrayed as a time of great …

Stressed? Let swirling paint blobs soothe your anxious mind

Videographer Thomas Blanchard wants to evoke our innermost feelings through splashes of paint and swirls of oil.<p>His video "The Colors of Feelings" is …

A Lightning Bolt and Rainbow Captured in One Shot

Tucson, Arizona-based photography enthusiast Greg McCown recently managed to capture a shot of a lifetime. While shooting landscapes near the small …

Photography

The Colors of Feelings

‘Gentleman’ octopus taps prey on shoulder before attacking

The Pacific striped octopus taps its prey on the shoulder, kisses and cuddles while mating and feeds its partner<p>When it comes to good manners the Pacific striped octopus may be the king of the ocean.<p>Unlike other cephalopods which grab their prey and tackle it to the sea bed in a flurry of …

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Meet the Villain

We love movie villains. Take away the villain, and what’s left is just attractive movie stars with nothing to do. Actors love to play the villain and …

First in Heroin, First in the Nation to Vote

A savage drug epidemic has seized New Hampshire, home of the presidential race’s first primary election. And that’s created a potent 2016 campaign …

New Hampshire

Watch Nat Geo’s Roundup of Best Octopus Videos

Changing Planet<p><b>Octopuses can change their appearance at the drop of a hat, stuff themselves into discarded soda cans, and figure out how to unscrew jar lids to get at tasty treats. Although many octopus species shun the limelight, preferring to hide in cracks and crevices instead, today is all</b> …

Victor Hugo’s Drawings

By Dan Piepenbring February 26, 2015<p>Look<p>Victor Hugo, <i>Octopus with the initials V.H.</i>, 1866.<p>Victor Hugo wrote poetry, novels, and drama—more than enough for any mortal—but he also made some four thousand drawings over the course of his life. He was an adept draftsman, even an experimental one: he …

Drawing

Inflame her to venery with wanton kisses: the joy of sex, 1684-style

A first edition of the 17th-century bestseller Aristotle’s Masterpiece goes under the hammer this weekend. But just how enlightened was this Enlightenment sex manual?<p>A first edition of an early English sex manual, a 17th-century work that discourses on everything from “the use and actions of the …

Eduardo Peña Paints Moody Scenes of Batman, The Joker And Robots From Space [Art]

Many of <b>Eduardo Peña</b>'s digital paintings are grand in scale, depicting Earth-shattering demonic forces, cities torn apart by mecha battles, the …

Here Are The Ways Smoking May Actually Be "Good" For You

What You Missed While Not Watching the Republican Undercard Debate

<b>0 minutes.</b> You have waited long enough, flipping the channels, hoping, praying, replaying the memories. It’s been 1,018 days since the last …

Should Doctors Operate On Intersex Babies?

M.C. was born with ambiguous genitalia, a rare condition that doctors addressed with surgery. Now, in a landmark lawsuit, M.C.'s parents are challenging the medical mainstream: Why does a surgeon decide what sex a child should be?<p><b>Pam Crawford first</b> saw M.C. nine years ago, on an adoption website …

LGBTQI

Why is the New York Times Rendering the Suicide Deaths of Asian American Students Invisible?

<i>This post was written with input and inspiration from Snoopy.</i>Yesterday, the <i>New York Times</i> profiled Kathryn DeWitt, a young University of Pennsylvania …

7 Unusual Ancient Medical Techniques