Howard Solomon, 94, Dies; His Business Success Had a Personal Connection

“Forest Pharmaceuticals deliberately chose to pursue corporate profits over its obligations to the F.D.A. and the American public,” Carmen Ortiz, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, said when the settlement was announced.The company denied the allegations. In a statement at the...

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

Princeton, where a student died by suicide while studying remotely last spring, has seen a 15 percent increase in demand for services, a record.“More students were reporting various cases of homesickness, where they really felt kind of lost about not...

Why Are More Black Children Dying by Suicide?

“This is a deterrent,” said Dr. Kali D. Cyrus, a psychiatrist at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University. Talking about your family’s business with a white person — much less an outsider...

Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread

“Many people are dying without knowing what they are ingesting,” she added.People struggling with addiction and those in recovery are prone to relapse. The initial pandemic lockdowns and subsequent fraying of social networks, along with the rise in mental health...

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Developer of Cognitive Therapy, Dies at 100

He had a different effect, however, on many of his contemporaries. When he first described his approach, Freudian analysts ventured that he “had not been well analyzed,” the ultimate insider’s put-down, implying that he was unequipped to understand others because...

The Emotional Toll of Adult Acne

No matter how much we claim to value people’s inner worth over their outward appearance, what we see upon meeting someone for the first time can color our assessment of the person’s value. At least, that’s what many adults with...

Hate Crimes and Pandemic Lead More Asian Americans to Seek Therapy

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, life was not as easy as it looked for Julian Sarafian. He was the valedictorian of his high school, a White House intern and a Harvard Law School graduate, but he was also in a...

Paula J. Clayton Dies at 86; Helped Destigmatize Depression and Suicide

She also demonstrated that while bereavement and grief can trigger major depression, periods of grief, even ones lasting a year, were not in themselves depressive episodes. And she showed that grief, far from progressing along a neatly described five-stage process,...

Depression and Anxiety Fell in Early 2021 but Stayed High, C.D.C. Says

The arrival of vaccines and declining Covid-19 cases in the first half of 2021 coincided with an easing of symptoms of anxiety and depression across the United States, according to survey data released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease...

How Depression and Anxiety Affect Your Physical Health

“Depression diminishes a person’s capacity to analyze and respond rationally to stress,” Dr. Spiegel said. “They end up on a vicious cycle with limited capacity to get out of a negative mental state.”Potentially making matters worse, undue anxiety and depression...
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