The high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have cracked open a fresh conversation about why people take their own lives—and how we can predict it. Unfortunately, research hasn't produced an answer that beats random guessing, writes Florida State University…

Mental health resources are not keeping pace with need and fail to align with human rights conventions, found the WHO's Mental Health Atlas 2017, pointing to major gaps in community-based services.

Does poverty affect early childhood development? An unprecedented study launching next month investigates the developmental effects on children of low-income mothers who receive an unconditional monthly payment of $333 for their child’s first 3 years.

What happens when promising research fails an initial futility analysis in a clinical trial? In this case, damaging misinformation and potential loss of hope for patients with debilitating depression. In open trials of deep brain stimulation (DBS), neurologist Helen…

A book excerpt from Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness by Alisa Roth bluntly frames the reality faced by US correctional facilities which “have become the nation’s de facto mental-health-care providers.”

Do those violin lessons improve your child’s brain development? What about sports and sleep?In the largest study of its kind, researchers from 21 institutions are looking to answer these questions once and for all with a massive data hive showing how a range of behaviors…

In 2016, 24 people at the US Embassy in Cuba reported symptoms like dizziness and nausea after hearing high-pitched noises. Investigators speculated it was some kind of “sonic weapon,” leading to a media frenzy.

Alzheimer’s slow onset makes the devastating disease hard to track until it’s too late—but a spate of studies suggest diabetes and high blood sugar levels hint at a source.

Following last week's announcement that “Gaming disorder” may be added to the WHO’s roster of diseases come June, proponents said it could help diagnose and treat unhealthy gaming habits and free up funding to treat the afflicted. Iowa State University psychologist Douglas…

Across Africa, a lack of resources for autism has left families desperate for relief—leading some to build it themselves.Impatient parents launched Ethiopia’s grassroots Joy Center for Autism, which adapts proven treatments to aid communication and basic skills.