Mental Health

  • 7:58am May 28, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    Tragic Result: Sniper Tries To Help Troubled Veteran

    Chris Kyle was one of the deadliest American military snipers in history. In February, the former Navy SEAL was shot and killed — not on the battlefield, but on the homefront at the hands of a fellow veteran. David Greene talks to Nicholas Schmidle, who reports in the latest issue of The New Yorker magazine how these two men and their invisible scars of war intersected tragically.
  • 2:58pm May 24, 2013
    Science Science Health & Safety

    Studies Question Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

    Last year scientists reported that a skin cancer drug appeared to reverse the effects of an Alzheimer's-like disease in mice. But four studies out this week in Science question the original results. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, talks about the new findings, and the hunt for Alzheimer's drugs.
  • 3:11pm May 21, 2013
    Science Science Books Health & Safety

    Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

    In his latest book Hallucinations, neurologist Oliver Sacks collects stories of individuals who can see, hear and smell things that aren't really there--such as strange voices, or collages of unrecognizable faces--and explores the disorders and drugs that can produce such illusions. This interview was originally broadcast on November 9, 2012.
  • Amy Goyer moved back to Phoenix to look after her father, Robert, when he began to show signs of Alzheimer's. He is just one of 5 million Americans living with the disease.
    Sarah Brodzinski
    7:47pm May 18, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Alzheimer's Cases Rise, But Hope Remains

    More than 5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's disease, and the number is only going to increase — in part, due to aging baby boomers. But researchers say increased awareness and early detection is helping patients live with the disease.
  • 1:20pm May 16, 2013
    Science Science Health & Safety

    Analyzing The Language Of Suicide Notes To Help Save Lives

    About a third of people who attempt suicide leave a note. John Pestian and others at Cincinnati Children's Hospital are merging psychology and computer analysis to see if such notes can help diagnose suicidal tendencies in the living.
  • 1:23pm May 10, 2013
    Science Science Health & Safety

    Microexpressions: More Than Meets The Eye

    David Matsumoto, a psychology professor at San Francisco State University, trains national security officials and police officers to recognize "microexpressions"--fleeting, split-second flashes of emotion across someone's face. Matsumoto says those subtle cues may reveal how an interview subject is feeling, helping officials to hone their line of questioning.
  • 1:23pm May 10, 2013
    Science Science Health & Safety

    The Myth Of Multitasking

    How long can you go without checking email, or glancing at your smartphone? Clifford Nass, a psychology professor at Stanford University, says today's nonstop multitasking actually wastes more time than it saves--and he says there's evidence it may be killing our concentration and creativity too.
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    1:22pm May 01, 2013
    National National Science Books Health & Safety

    Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

    In a new book, The Anatomy of Violence, Adrian Raine argues that violent behavior has a biological basis just like depression or schizophrenia. This raises questions about treatment, accountability and punishment, including the death penalty.
  • Parents can minimize the negative impact of their arguments on their children using a few simple techniques to calm down.
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    10:54am Apr 30, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    How To Turn Down The Heat On Fiery Family Arguments

    Psychologists say kids who get entangled in their parents' arguments often suffer shame and low self-esteem. So some are trying to teach parents who feel they just can't stop arguing when they get angry how to "get to calm."
  • Researchers say that aggressive people tend to interpret ambiguous faces as reflecting hostility.
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    9:59pm Apr 08, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Would Angry Teens Chill Out If They Saw More Happy Faces?

    Since most of the faces we encounter are emotionally ambiguous, we're forced into interpretations. And in the case of troubled teens, the perception of hostile faces all around can lead to aggressive behavior. In an experiment, researchers tried to retrain the way those kids interpreted faces.