Hollywood has a checkered history of covering mental health and substance abuse, reaching bottom with Nightmare on Elm Street. A young Johnny Depp played the killer as a schizophrenic, imprinting that image of mental illness on millions.
To counteract such stigma, the Entertainment Industry Counci ... More >>
The potent marijuana of today's medical marijuana world in L.A. can make you insane in the membrane, if only temporarily (and that's the point, isn't it?).
But new research suggests there really is a link between mental illness and weed smoking. The question is, do the mentally ill toke up to cope, ... More >>
As you plan to grab a beer or two as you enjoy the nachos and commentary of Drunk Uncle during the Super Bowl, beware, our teenage friends:
Drinking can cause brain damage. Seriously.
A new study published in this month's edition of the journal Cortex contains the bad news:
New research claims that sweetened beverages increase the risk of depression in older adults -- and those drinks containing artificial sweeteners have an even worse effect on mood. Coffee, on the other hand, slightly lowers the chances of experiencing depression, CBS News reports.
"Sweetened bevera ... More >>
A recent Nielsen report found that about a third of us tweet while watching TV.
Well, you might want to stop that.
According to Michigan State University assistant psychology Professor Mark Becker, multitasking with modern media is bad for your mental health.
It might be making you depressed:
California Governor Jerry Brown is asking for another tax hike this November: He hopes the dead-broke people of this dead-broke state will have the heart to toss a few coins at our crumbling education system.
But how do we know our money won't end up paying for some bedazzled charter-school megagym ... More >>
OK, let's just get this out of the way: "Benincasa" is a pretty funny name for someone who's agoraphobic.
Sara Benincasa, who has gobs of credits as a comic, sex-chat show host and TV performer, signs her book on her bout with the anxiety disorder, Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom, tonigh ... More >>
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Time to throw out the Prozac and buy some more Ethiopian Yrgecheffe instead. According to a report in yesterday's Archives of Internal Medicine, increased consumption of caffeinated coffee appears to decrease the risk of depression in women. Which is kind of ... More >>
Is Charlie Sheen a sex addict?Botox? Hair replacement? Christian Louboutin?
No. The latest obsession in the City of Angels, it seems, is self-reflection about one's sexual urges. Yeah, sex addiction and treatment of such has become big business, thanks to publicity given to Tiger Woods and m ... More >>
Sawf NewsPorn star Joslyn James was a tall whiskey-Cola to "sex addict" Tiger WoodsIn a puzzling new contradiction to stale married life as we know it, therapists have found that many humans enjoy sex.
Lots of it.
New centers and counselors for sex-addiction therapy are popping up this yea ... More >>
Men and women who dodge (and sometimes take) bullets for their country as members of the U.S. armed forces cannot be prescribed medical marijuana by Veterans Affairs doctors, according to the Drug Policy Alliance.
The V.A. states that the no-medical-marijuana policy, which applies to states ... More >>