Mental health news from The New York Times
Updated: 8 min 49 sec ago
The American Psychiatric Association’s official manual of mental disorders, newly revised, may not be ideal, but it offers clinicians a common language.
Lawyers for James E. Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people in a movie theater, changed his plea on Monday from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity.
New York City’s new policy, which will include counseling and medicine, is intended as an alternative to solitary confinement and aims to address the increase in such prisoners.
Experts see a long road ahead for the women freed from a Cleveland house, and a need for family support, therapy and privacy.
Defense lawyers for James E. Holmes, charged with opening fire on a packed Aurora movie theater last summer, said Tuesday that he intended to plead not guilty by reason of insanity in the attack.
Weeks before a new edition of the so-called bible of mental disorders is released, the federal government’s most prominent psychiatric expert has said it suffers from a “lack of validity.”
Hearing voices may be a sign of prayerful intensity, not mental illness.
The decision is the first time a court has required the government to provide legal assistance for any group of people before the nation’s immigration courts.
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