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Mental Health

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Four Dead in Ft. Hood Shooting, 16 Injured

    The message went out at 5:01 p.m. on Ft. Hood's Twitter account: "All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place." The message was re-tweeted more than 1,800 times and by then news spread that the army installation in Killeen had seen another deadly shooting. Three people are dead and 16 inju ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014
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    September 18, 2013

    Music Therapists Bring Healing Through Tunes and Beats

    Elton John once said, "Music has healing power; it has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours." This divertive nature forms the science behind the music therapy field, a burgeoning subsector of behavioral health care that is popping up in institutional settings -- from hospital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Royce White Versus The Ignorant Mob

    Can someone please explain to me why so many people are so pissed off at Royce White? I know why the Rockets are upset - I don't necessarily agree with the Rockets being angry with him, but I get it - but I don't get why my twitter timeline and sports radio and comment sections to stories on White w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Jerry Sandusky Will Not Testify, Defense Rests In His Trial

    BOB COSTAS: Are you sexually attracted to young boys, to underage boys? JERRY SANDUSKY: Am I sexually attracted to underage boys? BOB COSTAS: Yes. JERRY SANDUSKY: Sexually attracted, you know, I enjoy young people. I love to be around them. But no, I'm not sexually attracted to young boys. -- No ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    December 15, 2011

    Down the Hatch: The Rothman Report

    A scathing, 86-page report called out doctors who "subverted scientific integrity" for money.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Happy World Mental Health Day! 5 Crazy Songs

    Delirium is the youngest of the endless. She smells of sweat, sour wines, late nights, old leather. Her realm is close, and can be visited; however, human minds were not made to comprehend her domain, and those few who have made the journey have been incapable of reporting back more than the tiniest ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2011
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    November 3, 2010

    Top Five Teen-Idol Rehab Alumni

    ​Checking into rehab is no laughing matter. That said, we at Rocks Off often find inspiration in even the darkest of corners. So when it was announced, much to our surprise, that Dallas-born teen pop starlet Demi Lovato had checked into rehab an inpatient treatment center, we pondered celebri ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    Phobia Haunted House

    Just named one of the Top 25 Must-See Haunted Houses in the country for 2010

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Angry Blue October Fan Appeals Our Ethics To Washington Post

    Blue October fans, still carping​All these months later, and some Blue Meanies (as Blue October fans call themselves) won't let it go...Yesterday, in one of Washington Post feature writer Gene Weingarten's hosted chats, a reader wanted to know what the two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winner thought about ... More >>

  • News

    February 25, 2010

    Teen Porn Troubles

    Plus: Readers reaction to Wild on Washington.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Detox Craze: Stupid or Sane?

    ​We can't turn on the TV or the radio without hearing about the latest detox craze. Just the other day, we heard Rod Ryan talk about how great the Blessed Herbs one-week cleanse was on his radio show. Trust us, we really don't need to hear about his cleanse in detail that early in the morning. ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2010

    Houston's Craziest Headline?

    Does a headline that draws attention to a story always have to be politically correct?

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    The Houston Group Children At Risk Unfortunately Still Finds Its Name Relevant

    Children at Risk's 10th report on Houston-area children is out, and it's as grim as ever."The 2008-2010 edition of Growing Up in Houston continues to underscore the many needs of our children," the respected organization says.Among the highlights:-47% of Harris County children live in or near povert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    It Wasn't The First Time Wife Had Tried To Kill Her UH Prof Husband

    Kristen Dewald was charged with murdering her husband – a University of Houston professor – about a year ago, and according to new documents filed today, Dewald had attempted to kill her husband with a pair of scissors about three weeks earlier. Officers arrested Dewald for that stabbing, and a ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 16, 2008

    You Down With OCD? Yeah, You Know Me

    Video games linked to obsessive, Tony Shalhoub-type behavior

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Eva Longoria is SOOOO Fat!

    Hollywood and the whole country are so full of dipshits. Honestly. Have you heard the buzz about how “fat” Eva Longoria has become? The woman gains ten pounds, still looks totally pretty and normal, and everyone’s getting their panties in a wad wondering if she’s knocked up or just “fat ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Soldier Suicides

    Surviving our War on Terror calls for more than an ability to dodge bullets and IEDs

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    The Jail's Mental-Health Issues To Get An Airing

    Several candidates in upcoming Harris County political races are meeting for a forum on Tuesday to talk about mental illness and the Harris County Jail. If you don't think the jail can be rough for a mentally ill inmate, check out "Gone to Hell," this week's Houston Press cover story. Harris Coun ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    Mental Anguish at Texas West Oaks Hospital

    Go to this private psychiatric facility, and you might be helped. Or you might be shut in a room all alone and end up like Amanda, with a broken arm. Or dead.

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Do You Have Multiple Personality Disorder?

    Years after Sybil, the debate continues

  • News

    January 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Cyberonics Sells Patent Rights for Pacemaker-like Device, HouStoned Headline Writer Inexplicably Not in Mood to Make "Heart" Pun

    Houston-baed Cyberonics has sold patent rights on the Pulse Generator, a controversial device implanted into a patient’s chest. The $9.5 million deal grants Cincinnati-based Ethicon Endo-Surgery exclusive rights to use the pacemaker-like device in certain obese patients for the treatment of hypert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2007

    Paxil: Now with Even More Effects!

    Forty milligrams to freedom. The list of bizarre effects associated with the popular antidepressant Paxil is as horrendous as it is long, including: suicide, homicide, electric shock sensations during withdrawal and, for moms-to-be, an array of potentially fatal birth defects. Now the not-always ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2006
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    May 11, 2006

    Diary of a Mad Man

    Exploring the rights and wrongs of independent life for the mentally ill

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    Cranked

    Meth users are really proDuctive, sExy, hAppy anD slim

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    Psyched Out

    VA nurses say a new rule that they be able to physically subdue unruly mental patients was just an excuse to get rid of them

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Exposed Nerve

    Cyberonics has implanted its pacemaker in thousands of epileptics. It wants to expand to the depression market. Still needed: an accounting of those who died or were injured after receiving its implant.

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    The Reorient Express

    Some churches are still trying to "cure" homosexuals. And some people are still lining up to trade in their sex life for eternal life.

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Law and Disorder

    Films that look at madness in the eyes of the law

  • News

    December 25, 2003
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    October 9, 2003
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    December 13, 2001

    Caring for the Kids

    Plus: Last Seen Wearing..., Punch Lines, Looking Down

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Protective Wrapping

    Programs surround a kid and his family with services, hoping for success

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Nature of the Beast

    Plastic surgeon Billy Ringer has been sued ten times for malpractice. He's on probation for sexual misconduct. He sewed a needle into Colleen Guidy. But he's still in business -- cutting, vacuuming, rearranging and, it seems, injuring patients.

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Letters

    Mental Health Madness, Residental Revelations, English or Else?

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Methadone Meltdown

    Dr. Amos and Cecilia Ozumba ran Houston Maintenance Clinic for four years. Have they finally run it into the ground?

  • News

    March 9, 2000
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    September 3, 1998

    Heal Thyself

    Rapid detox leaves a nurse suffering unforeseen side effects

  • News

    July 17, 1997

    Holistic Touch

    Some ex-patients credit the mind-body therapy of New Age healer JoAnne Mandel with saving their lives. Others say her compassion stopped at the bottom line.

  • Music

    June 13, 1996

    Not the Same Old Junkies

    A new label and energy return Canada's moaners to the spotlight

  • News

    January 4, 1996

    Ritalin on Trial

    While some Houston parents fight what they charge is "a river of Ritalin" running through the schools, one father has gone to court to try to prove that, for his son, Ritalin use is Ritalin abuse.

  • News

    July 6, 1995

    Diagnosis

    After being drugged, hypnotized and bound by restraints, the patients of Judith Peterson say they came to believe they had multiple personalities or had belonged to satanic cults. So, apparently, did their therapist.

  • News

    October 6, 1994

    Psychotic Reaction

    Need emergency psychiatric care in Harris County? Have a seat. Or call a cab.

  • Film

    May 12, 1994

    Drunk, But Not Disorderly

    Meg Ryan battles the curse of cuteness

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