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.

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA—At 10 a.m. on June 22, 2017, the Georgetown Public Hospital Psychiatric Ward was bustling. Inside, people waited on wooden benches lined up like church pews, fanning themselves from the heavy air and stifling violent, gurgling coughs. Every now and then,…

Excessive screen time is linked to shocking spikes in depression and suicide in teen girls—but limiting it to 2 hours a day poses no mental health risks, according to an analysis combining US CDC data and 2 surveys of American teens’ thoughts.

Of the 52,000 displaced Malians residing in Mbera Refugee Camp in neighboring Mauritania, only about 200 have received treatment for mental illness from the 1 on-site psychologist.   The serious mental health care gap for refugees is mainly due to lack of funding and…

The hundreds of shoes stretched out across New Zealand signify lives lost to suicide in the country, which carries the developed world’s highest suicide rates, according to reports by the BBC and The Guardian.