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From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia<p>Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy …

Magic Mushrooms

Why am I anxious all the time and what’s the best way to cope with it?

Anxiety is necessary for survival, but it can run out of control. Here’s what you can do to offset it…<p>There is no magic bullet for anxiety. We know this, and yet if we have a propensity for the bowel-shaking kind of anxiety that fits within the “disordered” bracket, a cure is exactly what we pray …

Depression

This square isn’t actually rotating. Here’s why.

Many people think of their eyes as operating like a movie camera – capturing everything that happens in front of them and then projecting those images back into the dark room that is the brain.<p>But scientists say that metaphor isn’t accurate. Our brains don’t just watch a rolling film of everything …

Cognition

Protect Your Relationships By Communicating Effectively

<i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.</i><p>________<p>In my early twenties, I said goodbye to my family in …

Psychology
Social Sciences

Three ways depression is connected to food

With depression often comes dissatisfaction with one’s appearance. It usually starts with low confidence present already in childhood and often with …

Depression

Anxiety of What Other People Think of You

Struggling to keep up with appearances because of anxiety? Deep rooted anxiety that stems from your past can easily ruin your present moment experience. It's what happened to me when I decided to leave my past behind, only to find myself stuck in a whirlwind of emotions that kept dragging me down. …

Mindfulness

Decline in Childhood Play Related to Rising Anxiety and Depression in Children, Adolescents

Contributing writer for Wake Up World<p>“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are …

How Anxiety Turns Into Panic

If you read Part 3: Anxiety and the Fear/Adrenaline Cycle, then you probably have a basic understanding of what your anxious symptoms are all</i> …

Self-help

How your reaction to these grammatical errors says a lot about your sex life

It may not be the first word which pops into your head whenever you think about 'sex' - but there is an apparent link between our sex lives and our …

Personality

The Hidden Benefits of Reading Before Bed

We’re all commitment-phobes. We scan, we skim, we browse, but rarely do we read. Our eyes ping-pong back and forth from facebook posts to open chat …

Zapping The Brain's Visual Cortex Can Lead to Improved Vision, Scientists Discover

A quick jolt for temporary super vision.<p>Scientists have discovered that applying an electrical current to the brain can improve people's vision …

The Brain

Scientists have invented a mind-reading system that can read people’s thoughts

Scientists from the University of Oregon have invented a mind-reading system that can read people’s thoughts using brain scans and then project them …

The Brain

Emotional Abuse

What is Emotional Abuse?<p>Abuse is any behavior that is designed to control and subjugate another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and …

Emotional Intelligence

Human brain treats rejection in a similar way to the way it processes pain

The human brain treats rejection in a similar way to the way it processes physical pain, according to scientists. According to a scientific study …

Mental Health

The 1970s “gay-cure” experiments written out of scientific history | Ars Technica

Bob Heath's septal region love sparked iffy experiments for schizophrenia, homosexuality.<p>Not only a monster, but simply a bad scientist<p>For all the …

New Orleans

'The Secret She Kept' Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness among Black Women

There are many women who struggle with different bouts of issues relating to mental health. Some acute, some obtuse. At any rate, there's a big difference between sadness, depression, and clinical disorders that interrupt the natural process of the mind. Depression, disorders, obsessions and …

The Addicted Generation

Did we fail our kids by relying on prescription medication to treat ADHD?<p>134<p>SHARES<p><i>There’s this frustration, this anxiousness, not knowing who I</i> …

What Getting Fired Taught Me About Mental Health

In medical school, I was trained to focus on what was physically wrong with a patient. I percussed lungs, pressed on abdomens, and palpated …

Mental Health

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How Our Minds Obscure Our Bodies

“Sometimes we use our minds not to discover facts, but to hide them.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his pioneering 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. <i>“What we say and do often hides motives that we keep from others and even from</i> …

How Psychedelic Drugs Could Help Treat Addiction

Several studies are exploring whether drugs such as magic mushrooms could treat addiction to everything from cigarettes to cocaine.<p>Psychedelic drugs have been flirting with mainstream respectability lately, mainly thanks to scientific studies that have used them as tools to do things like …

Psychedelia

How Political Metaphors Are Subtly Impacting Your Decision Making

The way we talk politics lulls us into an “eternal political present,” one psychologist explains–and Trump couldn’t be happier.<p>“Trump, Clinton surrogates brawl as race heats up,” one Fox News headline blared this year. “Trump sorely unprepared for fight against Clinton,” wagered the <i>Dallas Morning</i> …

Hillary Clinton

Can Attachment Theory Explain All Our Relationships?

The stage is set: a room with two chairs and some toys on the floor. A mother and her 1-year-old baby enter and begin the Strange Situation, a …