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Mental Health and Disorders

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The Gender Politics of Fasting

Both Cesar Chavez and Simone Weil starved their bodies for spiritual and political reasons. Why is only one of them remembered as anorexic?

A Device That Gives Parents of Stillborn Babies Time to Say Goodbye

The CuddleCot helps preserve the body of a deceased newborn for days, allowing parents to hold them and take pictures.

The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks

Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available.

The Hoarder Next Door

My neighbor’s hygiene issues are affecting my apartment. How do I solve the problem without forcing her out of her home?

Prosecutors: Art Dealer Mary Boone Should Go to Prison

In a court filing, prosecutors asked a federal judge to sentence Ms. Boone to as much as three years in prison for filing false tax returns.

Dr. Lewis L. Judd, 88, Dies; Oversaw ‘Decade of the Brain’

At the National Institute of Mental Health, he helped put in place an ambitious research agenda focused on biology as the key to understanding psychiatric problems.

Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines

Men die earlier than women and commit more acts of violence. But the American Psychological Association did not have a guide for working with males, in part because they were historically considered the norm.

Once Misunderstood and Isolated, She Found a Surrogate Family and Started Her Own

Vernessa Perez spent a decade in housing for people with mental illness, until this year. Now she lives in her own home with a husband and newborn baby.

Mary Boone, Art Dealer, Cites Early Trauma in Bid to Avoid Prison

The New York gallerist faces a possible prison term of three years after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know

The wave toward legalization ignores the serious health risks of marijuana.
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