Psychiatry

New research looks into young people’s anxiety around environmental collapse.

A calmer brain can lead to a healthier body. Researchers are beginning to pinpoint just where those benefits are coming from.

Near-death experiences have been the domain of pseudoscience. But clinicians ignore them at their peril.

For nurses and doctors, abuse from patients is just part of the job. But as attacks mount, hospitals are trying to defuse the tension.

In France, a home for people with dementia is designed from the ground up.

Indoor light can affect health in good ways and bad. Photobiologist Mariana Figueiro wants to get patients the optimal exposure.

Experts reflect on the rise of fake medical news and better ways to treat depression.

Peter L. Slavin and Timothy G. Ferris highlight the need for new approaches to treating depression.

At long last, new therapies—including heat treatments and psychoactive drugs—are offering relief for people with depression.

As despair deaths reach historic levels in the United States, interventions at health care checkpoints may be the best way to bring them down.

An excerpt from a new memoir by Elizabeth Ford, who reflects on nearly two decades of treating patients in New York City’s correctional system.

Samuel J. Sinclair studies the deep scars left by terrorist attacks.

Top Stories

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

A century ago, chemist Søren Sørensen invented what would become a crucial diagnostic tool: the pH scale.

A novel coronavirus would come to affect every ward, clinician, researcher and patient at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.