Behavioral Health

  • September 24, 2012 |  Dr. Dan Gottlieb

    Help others, help yourself?

    A new study published in a special issue of Substance Abuse finds that recovering alcoholics who help others in 12-step programs stay sober longer, an...
  • September 20, 2012

    Philly's mental health court celebrates series of successes

    For three years, Philadelphia's Mental Health Court has identified lower-level felons who suffer from mental illness and worked to help them beco...
  • September 12, 2012

    Warnings about psychological side effects of malaria drug Lariam grow louder

    The malaria prevention and treatment drug Lariam or mefloquine is widely used by civilians and soldiers alike -- even as the warnings about its potent...
  • September 10, 2012 |  Dr. Dan Gottlieb

    Does wisdom bring life satisfaction?

    A new study finds that the ability to reason wisely is associated with greater life satisfaction, better social relationships, less depressive ruminat...
  • September 5, 2012 |  NewsWorks Tonight Feature

    Fat jokes hurt even tough Chris Christie, say obesity experts

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's keynote speech at the Republican National Convention has given comedians fresh fodder for jokes, directed not at...
  • September 3, 2012 |  Dr. Dan Gottlieb

    Not in the DSM, but definitely a condition: End of summer sadness

    So - what did you NOT do this summer? Didn't get to the beach enough? Not enough time to read all those great summer books we talked about on Ne...
  • August 27, 2012

    Advocacy organization aims to end 'gay conversion therapy'

    A Philadelphia advocacy group has filed ethics complaints against some West Conshohocken therapists that the group says offer "gay-conversion&quo...
  • August 27, 2012 |  Dr. Dan Gottlieb

    I am great, I love my job, and I lost 5 pounds! Are we bragging too much on social media sites?

    "Are we all braggarts now" asked Wall Street columnist Elizabeth Bernstein in a recent column. She adds that we talk too much on social medi...