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Schizophrenia upends life of accomplished academic

After going from a job teaching premodern Japanese language and literature in the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University to solitary confinement in a Phoenix jail cell, John Creamer hopes to educate others about serious mental illness.... Read more»

Genes found that can lead to higher suicide risk

Patterns of suicidal inheritance are murky but a genetic study shows that stuff "runs in families," says University of Utah researcher.... Read more»

Long after losing glamorous image, smoking keeps tight grip on mentally ill

For decades, tobacco companies relied on movie stars and sports heroes to pitch their brands, making cigarettes a symbol of sophistication and glamour. Today, the image is vastly different, with smoking largely a habit of the troubled and the poor: 44 percent of all smokers are mentally ill.... Read more»

Myth vs. fact: Violence and mental illness

A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence. ... Read more»

Parents of mentally ill adult children frustrated by privacy law

Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can’t find out about what’s happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illnesses. ... Read more»

Schizophrenia diagnosis possible using nerve cells from the nose

Nerve cells in the nose may help in diagnosing those with schizophrenia according to new research. The finding could be revolutionary for treating schizophrenia, which presently can only be diagnosed through a mental evaluation.... Read more»

Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik declared sane

A new psychiatric report has found confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik sane. The findings could see him sent to prison rather than a psychiatric ward.... Read more»

The twisted battle over Norway shooter's sanity

While most in his position would hope to be declared insane, confessed Norway mass killer Anders Behring Breivik hopes he's found sane — playing a reverse game of "Catch 22."... Read more»