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A Psychiatrist Invited to Yale Spoke of Fantasies of Shooting White People

A psychiatrist said in a lecture at Yale University’s School of Medicine that she had fantasies of shooting white people, prompting the university to later…

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Something Bothering You? Tell It to Woebot.

Instead, she says, the bot delivers “digital therapeutics.” And Woebot’s terms of service call it a “pure self-help” program that is not meant for emergencies.…

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How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments

Even some Republicans, a group that has traditionally opposed the liberalization of drug laws, are starting to come around. Last month, the former Texas governor…

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Psychiatry Confronts Its Racist Past, and Tries to Make Amends

Dr. Benjamin Rush, the 18th-century doctor who is often called the “father” of American psychiatry, held the racist belief that Black skin was the result…

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That Anxiety You’re Feeling? It’s a Habit You Can Unlearn.

[MUSIC PLAYING] ezra klein I’m Ezra Klein and this is “The Ezra Klein Show.” [MUSIC PLAYING] I am an anxious person I come from a…

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For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

In a recent report, a research team led by the C.D.C. found that less than half of the emergency departments in U.S. hospitals had clear…

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Does It Make Sense to Call Anyone ‘Normal’?

NOBODY’S NORMALHow Culture Created the Stigma of Mental IllnessBy Roy Richard Grinker After treating several thousand troubled American pilots during World War II, the psychiatrist…

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