Black men occupy a disproportionate share of prison cells in the U.S.
Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
Europe’s digital-data regulations are having ripple effects around the world.
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
Children are often sad when separated from their parents for a short time, but the effects are pronounced if the separation is long.
Kids often experience anxiety when separated from parents for short periods. Longer separations, happening with some immigrant children, is a different matter, a leading child psychiatrist explains.
Two refugee children play at Tolan Park, a research and treatment center in Detroit, the site of the author’s research.
David Dalton/Wayne State University
In the seven years since civil war erupted in Syria, refugees have fled the violence and destruction. But starting over in a new country after such experiences is much harder than it may seem.
All bottled water comes from somewhere.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
The justices have previously ruled that the government cannot compel people to speak its message or associate with ideas they do not hold.
Most people know that the First Amendment protects free speech. But two upcoming Supreme Court cases reveal how it also gives people in the US the right not to speak.
Mariah Carey in Inglewood, Calif. on March 24, 2018.
AP Photo/Jordan Strauss
Bipolar disorder is an often misunderstood psychiatric illness. An expert defines it and explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
A sign comparing Trump to Hitler at the Women’s March in Seattle, in January 2018.
Whenever we apply that political or moral comparison, we set the bar for inhumanity as high as possible. Should the abyss of World War II really be the main measure for all things political?
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School visiting the Florida Legislature on Feb. 21, 2018, to discuss gun control and mental illness.
AP Photo/Gerald Strong
When mass shootings occur, some people insist the focus should be on mental illness, not gun control. A psychiatrist explains how that view misses the mark.
The Supreme Court overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
A legal scholar looks at the new and narrowed definition of bribery by the US Supreme Court. In the future, will politicians doing favors for donors and friends ever be prosecuted for corruption?
Anxiety and depression are the top reasons that college students seek counseling, a new report shows.
On the heels of a new report that shows depression and anxiety are the top reasons college students seek counseling, a psychiatry professor lists a variety of factors behind the trend.
A CDC scientist measures the amount of H7N9 avian flu virus grown in a lab.
James Gathany/CDC/Handout via REUTERS
Science has come a long way in the 100 years since the worst flu pandemic in history. But that doesn't mean that the country is ready for another health disaster.
Though Chief Wahoo won’t appear on uniforms, there’s no reason to think that the mascot won’t endure on signs, clothing and memorabilia.
Arturo Pardavila III
Research on the relationship between mascots and fandom shows just how tricky it is to truly eradicate a mascot from a region's collective identity.
Members of the Grand Rapids League of Women Voters organized a city get-out-the-vote parade in 1924.
Grand Rapids Herald, Sept. 9, 1924. Image courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library.
Today's women's movement can succeed if organizers learn from the past.
Protesters outside the Supreme Court await a court decision in June 2016.
Under a California law, faith-based crisis pregnancy centers must post signs with information about family planning services. The centers say it violates their First Amendment rights.
Even Santa can get worn out, which can lead to getting the blues.
Have you ever felt more like singing the blues during the holidays than "Deck the Halls"? You're not alone. Two psychiatrists explain why people feel blue during this time and share tips for how to take care.
President Trump in August 2017.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Many people have criticized Donald Trump's mental health. More than two dozen psychiatrists weighed in from afar, and another has briefed members of Congress. Here's why that might not be good.
Companies and governments should do more to prevent 'revenge porn' without asking potential victims to send their nude photos to Facebook.
Waterfowl – not turkey – would have been the main course.
Winslow Homer, 'Right and Left' (1909), National Gallery of Art
Dishes we consider staples today have little to do with the first feast.
Businessman and philanthropist Joe Ricketts shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his workers voted to unionize.
Dave Weaver/AP Photo
Joe Ricketts abruptly shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his employees voted to unionize. Is what he did legal? And how could similar events be prevented in the future?