Find mental health care where traditional healers still thrive
Before the sun rises, psychiatric nurse Immaculate Owembabazi makes her way to a small district hospital in the rural village of Kisoro, Uganda. Sister Immaculate, as everyone calls her, lives up to her namesake. Each morning, she greets patients in her uniform -– a tailored dress, hair combed
Depression: What works? New study finds all 21 antidepressants researchers looked at work better than placebo
Depression is the leading cause of disability, with 350 million people affected worldwide. While antidepressants have long been used, there’s been debate about how well they work. In a new study published in The Lancet, researchers trying to settle the matter found that all 21 antidepressants that
Truck driver in fatal church bus crash took pills and had marijuana in his truck, affidavit states
Jack Dillon Young, the 20-year-old man whose pickup smashed head-on into a church bus last month, killing 13 people in Concan, Texas, was using prescription pills and had marijuana in his truck, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety affidavit for a search warrant. The bus was carrying
Aurora Shooting Trial: 10 Key Findings From 22 Hours of James Holmes Psychiatric Evaluation Interviews
The jury in the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting trial slowly stood from their chairs and walked out of the courtroom Thursday afternoon, likely happy for a break. They had just finished watching 22 hours of video interviews of James Holmes talking to court-appointed psychiatrist Dr. William Reid.
Drugmakers Merge in $25 Billion Deal
Morning Money Memo… Less than two weeks after the Comcast – Time Warner Cable deal, there’s another big buyout in the works. Drugmaker Actavis has announced it will purchase rival Forest Laboratories in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $25 billion. Actavis is known for making...
Cheap Prescription Drug Secrets Revealed By Consumer Group
A little research can save you a lot of cash on prescription drugs, according to a secret shopping study by Consumer Reports. The magazine called more than 200 pharmacies across the country to request retail prices for five best-selling drugs: The diabetes drug Actos; the antidepressant...
Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter, Dannielynn, Asks Dad Larry Birkhead 'Why Did Mommy Die?'
Anna Nicole Smith lived a tough life that ended abruptly by accidental drug overdose months after she had given birth to her daughter, Dannielynn, and even though the girl likely has no memories of her mother, she’s beginning to ask questions about her death. Dannielynn,...
Antidepressants Linked to Hypertension in Babies
Mothers Using Antidepressants Double Risk for Hypertensive Babies, Study Finds
What You Need to Know About Psychotropic Drugs
Psychotropic drugs is a technical term for psychiatric medicines that alter chemical levels in the brain that affect mood and behavior. A yearlong ABC News investigation has been looking at the overuse of these medicines in America’s foster children. Antipsychotics, antidepressants, ADHD drugs, ...
New Study Shows U.S. Government Fails to Oversee Treatment of Foster Children With Mind-Altering Drugs
The federal government has not done enough to oversee the treatment of America's foster children with powerful mind-altering drugs, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to be released Thursday. ABC News was given exclusive access to the GAO report, which capped off a