Congress wants a single ALS patient to get a therapy never tested in humans. A family in Iowa believes the Food and Drug Administration will decide whether their only surviving daughter lives or dies, and they’ve been on a monthslong crusade to break through its bureaucracy. And they’re succeeding

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Peace Over Promise

March 12, 2019

ALS patient quits taking drug aimed at slowing disease. David Frei, 54, has been struggling with time. Some things he wants to slow down, others he wants to speed up. He can’t keep up with trying to adapt to the paralysis that started in his legs and is creeping up his body. Every solution is temporary

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Whether hair pulling, skin picking or cheek biting, body-focused repetitive behaviours blight many people’s lives. How can science help us understand and treat these distressing conditions better?

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The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession’s decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable speaking openly about President Trump’s mental health

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In the summer of 2015, Alexandra Franco got a letter in the mail from a company she had never heard of called AcurianHealth. The letter, addressed to Franco personally, invited her to participate in a study of people with psoriasis, a condition that causes dry, itchy patches on the skin

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We’ve heard already from a few parents whose children have, or may carry, genetic disorders. This reader’s son suffers from Tourette syndrome, ADHD, and OCD, all severe

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Patient Voices: ADHD

April 4, 2017

About 6.4 million children in the United States have been given diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But the condition is also being recognized more in adults. The challenges faced by those with ADHD are daunting and deeply personal. Here, in their own words, are the stories of adults and children coping with ADHD

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