Hiding the seriousness of my mother’s condition from her, my father prolonged her life through medications. When I tried to prioritize her comfort, he said I was killing her.
Child-centric parenting lets parents find more meaning in childcare.
It's easy to be skeptical of drug companies. But those of us with polycystic kidney disease, a potentially fatal genetic disorder, stringent FDA regulation seems to be taking away hope.
“If you wear a girl’s costume, some people may ask you questions or wonder why you’re dressed like a girl,” I explained. “I know," he replied.
Recent trends show that people increasingly value material goods over relationships—but neuroscience and evolution say this goes against our nature.
An ICU physician on taking time to discuss with patients how they see their final days
Perfect has been the way to be for several generations of women. I don’t remember my grandmothers suffering from this syndrome: women who raised families during the Depression, who baked and gardened and read well; who were fundamentally happy, and felt no pressure to look like stick figures. But those Mad Men years took their toll.
My mother is not a typical Internet commenter.
As my mother and I wrestled with the idea of turning off my father's pacemaker, I learned about the moral, medical, and legal obstacles to letting someone die.
New research shows that “negative” emotions, like desperation and anger, often deepen a patient's involvement in decision-making and cause them to deliberate carefully, rather than consigning them to paralyzed indecision or blind commitment to unrealistic goals.
If parents are the type to give more resources to daughters whose partners aren't big providers, they're more likely to prefer mates who can provide.
Ten times as many children are diagnosed with ADHD today as were in the 1970s. What if their behavior—consistently distracted, hyperactive, impulsive—really indicates something else?
Having kids isn't the only family consideration that affects work/life balance.
Testicle size is inversely correlated with parental nurturing.
Reported high rates of childlessness fail to take into account fertility treatments, adoptions and the simple delay of childbirth.
The fascinating story of the original "shock jock" and voice of 1970s D.C., Petey Greene
Los Angeles therapist John Kim broke many of traditional psychotherapy rules when he built his entire practice through his popular tumblr blog. This week, the American Psychological Association will decide whether he’ll have to start following some of them.
Early intervention and treatment can be effective.
Is Anthony Weiner's behavior an "addiction" to sexting, or something more psychologically defining and pervasive?