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The likely cause of addiction is not what you think

This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It seems manifestly true.<p>Until I set off three and a …

The Curse of Akathisia

A small but important percentage of people who take antidepressants, antisychotics, and certain other meds (like prochlorperazine, used for vertigo, …

Mental health: A personal tragedy, a universal connection

I have sometimes described myself, mostly jokingly, as someone who is sensitive to the realities of existence.<p>The universe, the stars, our planet and …

What's Tylenol Doing to Our Minds?

The same pathways that help with physical pain seem to moderate existential distress.<p>A scene from David Lynch's <i>Rabbits</i><p>The active drug in Tylenol, acetaminophen, is one of the best medications we have for helping people in pain. It's also one of the most commonly overdosed substances in the world, …

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …