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The Takeaway

Nation's Top Psychological Group Aided CIA Torture

Friday, May 01, 2015

A new report finds that the American Psychological Association worked with the Bush Administration to justify its use of torture after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Research, and Public Awareness, of Autism

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Autism Science Foundation founder Alison Singer discuss the field of autism research.

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Death, Sex & Money

Marriage Vows Tested By Mental Illness

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Giulia Lukach was three years into her marriage when she began experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder. She and her husband talk about how her illness has reshaped their marriage. 

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WNYC News

How Likely Are You To Be Seriously Stressed Out?

Friday, February 06, 2015

WNYC
The results of the Health Department's 2013 survey show who suffers the most in this chaotic city.

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WNYC News

Respite From the Storm

Thursday, February 05, 2015

WNYC
Temporary respite centers, as alternatives to hospitals, could be a big part of the future of mental-health care in New York. It's a new model — based on one from 40 years ago.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Poverty, Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Cindy Rodriguez, WNYC reporter, talks about her four-part series looking at the way poverty and mental health intersect with the criminal justice system.

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WNYC News

In Foster Care, Treating the Trigger

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WNYC
Research suggests that abuse, abandonment and neglect can change the way a child's brain develops. Doctors are now treating some of the city's most vulnerable children for PTSD.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor de Blasio; Bioethics and DNA; P.C. Policing

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses his agenda for New York City. Plus: What would it mean for a baby to have three parents? Then, Jonathan Chait; paparazzi; and Bob Dylan's new album.

WNYC News

Reading, Writing and Psychotherapy: When Schools Step In

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
Schools are an early point of detection for serious emotional problems, but most don't have the resources or training to respond. This rambunctious 9-year-old is one of the lucky ones.

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WNYC News

Voices From Inside

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC
Meet Sedlis Dowdy, a diagnosed schizophrenic who spent nine years in solitary confinement. He gets out of prison in five years. What will we do with him then?

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The Takeaway

What it Means to Kill on the Battlefield

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No one in the U.S. Army or Department of Defense tracks how many troops kill foreign enemies in war zones​, or the impact killing has on the soldiers who do it. Why not?

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WNYC News

Vets Test Virtual Reality to Conquer PTSD

Monday, January 19, 2015

Researchers are hoping a virtual reality treatment paired with a medication may help improve the way Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is treated.

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WNYC News

City Bans Solitary Confinement for Those Under 21 at Rikers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

De Blasio administration eases off on young offenders, while imposing a controversial measure for violent inmates.

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The Takeaway

Mentally Ill Inmate Set to be Put to Death in Texas

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

On Wednesday at 6 P.M. central, a mentally ill Texas inmate is set to be put to death in a case that tests the legal justification for applying the death penalty to the mentally ill.

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The Takeaway

Jackie Kennedy's Unseen Struggle With PTSD

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Jackie Kennedy witnessed the shooting death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, it was a moment that changed the world. It also profoundly changed Jackie herself.

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The Takeaway

For Maria Bamford, Mental Illness & Comedy Collide

Friday, November 07, 2014

Maria Bamford often plays an exaggerated version of herself. But she's also navigating a complicated, disturbing, and not so funny world of mental illness.

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The Takeaway

The Innovative and Creative Power of ADHD

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A University of Pennsylvania psychologist argues that we should consider people with ADHD to be highly imaginative people rather than people with a learning disability. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Lessons From The Past, Sports As a Safety Net, and ADHD Creativity

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Takeaway explains how the lessons of the Bubonic plague can help fight Ebola, we examine the lives of homeless young athletes, and we explore creativity and ADHD.

The Takeaway

Parents Can Now Choose to Have a Child Without Alzheimer's

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under a new procedure, doctors can prevent a woman with a family history of early onset Alzheimer's from passing on to her child any chromosomes that carry the disease.

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The Takeaway

There Was Medicine. And Then There Was Prozac.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The drug itself was a celebrity: over-hyped, mass marketed, then demonized by the press. Retro Report examines the unprecedented rise of a pharmaceutical to the status of cultural icon.

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