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Mental Health and Disorders

A free collection of articles about mental health and disorders published in The New York Times.


When a College Student Is Home for the Summer

Adding college students back into family life is rarely as simple as rebooting their high school days.

Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say.

‘I Had Completely Lost the Knack for Staying Alive’

Warmer weather brings daffodils, rhubarb at the farmer’s market — and, for some, despair.

For Me, He Was Willing to Face His Worst Fear

A college student on medical leave for compulsive behavior finds comfort in a kindred spirit.

Firing Up the Neural Symphony

Scientists are racing to treat brain disabilities with electrical stimulation. Here’s a metaphor to help make sense of the progress.

Michael Pollan: Not So Fast on Psychedelic Mushrooms

Psilocybin has a lot of potential as medicine, but we don’t know enough about it yet to legalize it.

Treating a Patient With a Nightmarish Condition

She had lost all of her skin and I feared I had helped make her last weeks an unrelenting horror show, until our chance reunion.

How This Chronic Skin-Picker Created a Sane, Affordable Skin Care Routine

After years of picking my skin bloody, I’ve finally found (and stuck to) a routine that anyone can follow.

Instagram Is Trying to Curb Bullying. First, It Needs to Define Bullying.

The effort is part of a larger attempt by Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, to clean themselves up.

Klobuchar’s Mental Health Plan

A psychiatrist welcomes the senator’s proposal to prioritize mental health in her presidential bid.
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