Even people who don’t follow crime know the name Andrea Yates. On June 20, 2001—six months after giving birth to her fifth baby in seven years—the former nurse, who suffered from severe postpartum depression, drowned each child in the family bathtub. Then, she called 911: “I just killed my kids.”
Google’s parent company Alphabet has just hired Thomas Insel, the former head of the National Institute of Mental Health, who has some pretty weird ideas about what his new job will entail.
In May 1980, Taiwan-born, Minnesota-raised Ming Sen Shiue acted on a sick fantasy he’d been having for 15 years, kidnapping and sexually assaulting his former high-school math teacher, Mary Stauffer. The crime would have been nightmarish enough with just those facts ... but it was worse.
In the early 1980s, actor Theresa Saldana’s star was on the rise. Her roles in Defiance and Raging Bull brought her fame—but also the attention of mentally unstable man who believed he was “the benevolent angel of death.” In 1982, his pursuit of her turned violent.
Brian is a male bonobo who was born at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, but spent most of his life at the Milwaukee County Zoo. His childhood was rough, thanks to an abusive father, and as he transitioned into early adulthood, his prospects seemed grim.
Picture this: In the near future, ten percent of our veterans could be walking around with chips implanted in their brains. These aren't intended for some I, Robot-style takeover, but rather to treat conditions like PTSD and substance abuse. Sound crazy? DARPA only deals in crazy.
In the big wide world of mental disorders, synesthesia is probably one of the most interesting and least harmful. It's like a sensory remix. But what's it really like? Alex from Bite Sci-Zed, who "suffers" from a flavor of the disorder where her numberals have very distinct colors, explains it. By the numbers. […
Even though your morning jog may give you a brief high, don't assume that working out can make you happy in the long-term. A new study suggests that however much exercise you do, it won't help reduce the symptoms of depression.
Kim Jong-il, the former supreme leader of North Korea who died on Saturday of cardiac arrest at 69, was known for his quirks, including an obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. But scientists say his idiosyncrasies added up to some serious diagnoses.
Sometimes life is dull, so to jazz things up, you use your imagination and fabricate. Such is the case in this news segment, wherein reporters and a psychologist label some dude with a bunch of computers an e-hoarder. The horror.