Mental Health

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Histrionic Personality Disorder Might Not Be a Real Thing

I’m starting to wonder if Jerry Sandusky’s defense team has decided to sabotage him. They recently announced they’ll introduce evidence that Sandusky has Histrionic Personality […]

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Dr. Phil’s Common Sense Advice on Drug Addiction Is Kinda Sexy

I’m sitting on the couch wearing sweatpants and an old t-shirt sipping Wawa brand diet iced tea when this thought comes to mind: “I guess […]

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Weekend Roundup

Friday, May 4 Equality Forum continues today with the National Legal Panel (4 p.m.) and National Politics Panel (5:30 p.m.) at the National Constitution Center. […]

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GALAEI Gets $50K Grant

This week, the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI) received a $50,000 grant from the Fund for Children at The Philadelphia Foundation. Elicia […]

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Does It Matter If Newt Gingrich Is Bipolar?

A couple weeks ago I wrote a strongly worded blog post responding to Gail Sheehy’s Daily Beast piece about Newt Gingrich’s family history, in which […]

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Occupy Philly Has Strong Voice

The deadline came and went, and the occupiers were still there. Amanda, with her reddish spiral curls and big silver earrings, was in the center of […]

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Hollywood Starlet Bravely Faced Her Mental Health Issues

The other night, on a break from Hurricane Irene coverage, I caught half of The Razor’s Edge on PBS. I don’t have cable so I […]

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Megan Fox Doesn’t Want Bipolar Negativity In Her Life

Newsflash for inkheads and readers of lad mags: Megan Fox is removing one of her tattoos. (By removing, I think she means someone will scrape […]

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Mental Illness Doesn’t Cause Violence

I can’t stop thinking about Andrew David Thompson. It’s cluttering my mind (which is pretty cluttered to begin with). It’s the kind of thing where […]

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Mental Illness Doesn’t Cause Violence

I can’t stop thinking about Andrew David Thompson. It’s cluttering my mind (which is pretty cluttered to begin with). It’s the kind of thing where […]

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Pills Don’t Always Work for Depression

This weekend a close friend texted me from CVS: She was filling a new prescription for an antidepressant. This one was a tricyclic. She wanted […]

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Veterans Of Iraq and Afghanistan Struggle With Mental Disorders

The other day I was in the car with friends and we passed the VA Medical Center at 39th and Woodland. I cautioned the driver […]

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So Charlie Sheen’s Bipolar, Eh?

The New York Times. Time magazine. The Sydney Morning Herald. CNN. ABC News. These are just a few of the media outlets that have recently […]

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Is the Tucson Shooter Just Like You?

Chances are none of us is ever going to really know what made Jared Lee Loughner shoot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and his other victims. Was […]