Dr. Drew On Call

Driven by current events, "Dr. Drew" on HLN focuses on the human - and human behavior - at the center of the story.

Mystery illness made woman psychotic

Mystery illness made woman psychotic

What if an apparently normal, intelligent and productive person suddenly became psychotic, violent and unstable? It happened to one of Dr. Drew’s  guests, Susannah Cahalan, who tells her frightening story in the book "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness".

Cahalan's illness is rare … but are there other illnesses that effect mental health?

Dr. Drew looks at how we help kids before they become dangerous?

Are troubled kids getting the help they need?

Is there a social sickness that keeps getting worse? Thirteen years after Columbine, blood still flows in our schools, our malls, even our movie theaters and the body count keeps going up.

Our cultural fabric is torn, shot through with corrosive fibers of mental illness, social neglect and callous indifference.

CT shooting affecting those who experienced other U.S. tragedies

CT shooting affecting those who experienced other U.S. tragedies

Just days after the Sandy Hook massacre, HLN’s Dr. Drew talks to people directly affected by other mass shootings and how they’ve recovered.

Dr. Drew On Call airs Monday through Wednesday on HLN at 9 p.m. ET.  Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter @DrDrewHLN.

Help, my child is dangerous

Help, my child is dangerous

Columbine, Aurora, Blacksburg, Newtown… these places all had communities victimized by troubled young people going on shooting rampages in public places.

How can we recognize potential killers before they can do harm? Are you worried that your child's behavior could become dangerous?

Tonight: Stopping the carnage before it starts

Tonight: Stopping the carnage before it starts

Columbine, Aurora, Oregon, Newtown – communities victimized by troubled young men going on shooting rampages in public places.  How can we recognize potential killers before they can do harm? Are you worried that your kid's behavior could become dangerous?  Dr. Drew and his guests discuss how to stop the carnage before it starts.

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Paying attention to mental illness

Paying attention to mental illness

Dr. Mehmet Oz joins HLN's Dr. Drew to discuss the physiology of the brain. What happens when there is real mental illness and why is it so hard to understand someone's thinking when they methodically plan and carry out a horrible act?

Dr. Drew On Call airs Monday through Wednesday on HLN at 9 p.m. ET.  Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter @DrDrewHLN.

Mental health care: System broken?

Mental health care: System broken?

Is there a social sickness that keeps getting worse? Thirteen years after Columbine, blood still flows in our schools, our malls, even our movie theaters, and the body count keeps going up.

Our cultural fabric is torn, shot through with corrosive fibers of mental illness, social neglect, and callous indifference.

What happens to your Facebook page when you die?

What happens to your Facebook page when you die?

Some people live and die by Facebook -- literally.

There are an estimated 30 million Facebook profiles that have outlived their owners, The Huffington Post recently reported.  And when the deceased become part of this “virtual cemetery,” people obviously still have the ability to view their comments, photos and activity as though time stood still the day their friend or family member died.

Dr. Drew Pinsky says we need to gather together as a community after the Newtown shootings.

Dr. Drew: A 'different realm' after Newtown

On December 14, 2012, a heavily armed man walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and opened fire, killing dozens of people -- 20 of which were children.

I remain sad, numb, troubled and disgusted. This was a day like no other. I think we have moved into a different realm after this tragedy. We have crossed over into a zone that I never anticipated.

Tonight: Newtown's shadow illuminates social sickness

Tonight: Newtown's shadow illuminates social sickness

Connecticut is just the latest and most massive tragedy in our country.  Our society is sick, and the question now is how to fix it.  Dr. Drew and his panel examine mental illness and the glorification of violence in movies, music, and video games.  What are the solutions?

Dr. Mehmet Oz joins Dr. Drew to discuss the physiology of the brain: what happens when there is real mental illness and why is it so hard to understand someone's thinking when they methodically plan and carry out a mass killing?

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