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In Some States, Incarcerated Kids Get Drugged to Alter Behavior, Despite Risks

In Some States, Incarcerated Kids Get Drugged to Alter Behavior, Despite Risks


A clip from FRONTLINE's "Medicating Kids"Though the use of antipsychotic drugs on children is believed to carry significant risks even when used properly to treat...
By Pro Publica  |  October 05, 2010

The Stowaways

Empire Dine and Dance, January 4
Music Seen
By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  January 08, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Season's beatings

Taking advantage of your seasonal obligation to buy stuff for people, the music industry unleashes its annual torrent of giftable crap: holiday albums, greatest-hits packages, high-profile releases, deluxe reissues.
The Big Hurt holiday shopper
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 04, 2009
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Interview: Lars von Trier of Antichrist

Maybe it’s the blurring effect of the Skype technology through which I’m interviewing him as he sits worried and Buddha-like in his headquarters in Denmark (he has a phobia about airplanes, among other things), but Lars von Trier seems like an okay guy.
The director on the redeeming qualities of Antichrist
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
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Soldiers committing suicide

On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
By JASON NOTTE  |  March 11, 2009
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Windows

In the weeks leading up to the start of the college tour, I fell into one of my depressions, and with it some strange and disconcerting new sensations presented themselves.
In her new memoir, When I Grow Up , Boston icon Juliana Hatfield comes clean about her depression, and why Wal-Mart would have been blamed for her suicide
By JULIANA HATFIELD  |  September 17, 2008


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Head case

Who is Jim Marzilli, exactly? Is he a predatory letch? Or is he a deeply troubled man who needs to be kept from harassing women — but also from hurting himself?
Media coverage of a State House sex scandal reveals the pitfalls of reporting on mental illness
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 23, 2008
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Kramer: No one knows if Americans are overmedicated

Action Speaks! its current focus on freedom with a look at the introduction of Prozac in 1987 and how it accelerated the tendency to treat mental illness with medication.
Action speaks!
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 10, 2007
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''Things'' we love

Until I was 14, I spent nearly every Saturday evening wading through a wealth of antique objects in my grandmother’s small apartment in the Baltimore suburbs.
Writers extol sacred objects of everyday use — and uselessness
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 24, 2007
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We’re all doing time

The facts are almost unbelievable: As a nation, our incarceration rate is five times what it was 30 years ago and the highest in the world.
Personally
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 29, 2007

July 27, 2007

There’s a certain kind of manic-depressive character who adores the full moon.
Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  July 25, 2007


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Brain-O-Matic

Stuart Gromley sits hunched over a desk in his bedroom, groping along the skin of his forehead, trying to figure out where to glue the electrodes.
Can a jolt from a nine-volt battery make you smarter? Happier? Medical researchers revive a discarded technology and set the stage for the ‘brain pod’
By PAGAN KENNEDY  |  February 07, 2007

Goodbye Prozac

This article originally appeared in the March 1, 1996 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Rawness, weeping and clarity in the aftermath of the little pill
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  November 14, 2006

Flashbacks: March 3

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 01, 2006