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Acid Is The New Xanax
Writer Ayelet Waldman was on the verge of suicide until she self-medicated with LSD.
- Feb 1 201716 minutes
Listen To The Voices In Your Head
Schizophrenics and other people with unquiet minds are locked up, medicated, and stigmatized. Now a radical movement is telling them they might not be sick at all.
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked In The Last Decade
Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
Simple Moves Can Lead To A Less Stressed-Out You
STRESS IS A MODERN MENTAL BOGEYMAN that keeps half of U.S. adults up at night, according to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association. And many people don’t do anything to try to fight it. That’s bad news because stress takes a mea
- Jan 23 20171 minute
How Stressing Out Can Help You Succeed
JASON PACED THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE THE boardroom before his presentation. He could hear his pulse in his ears, and his mouth was dry. The last time he felt like this, he told himself to relax, but it didn’t work. So this time, he tried something differ
- Jan 16 20171 minute
Eva Amurri Martino Inside Her Traumatizing Postpartum Scare
PATRICK GOMEZ A few days after Thanksgiving, Eva Amurri Martino was awakened by the piercing scream of her infant son Major James. “Our night nurse fell asleep while holding [then-1-month-old] Major and dropped him, and he cracked his head on the ha
- Dec 19 20164 minutes
My Battle With Depression
IN A NEW MEMOIR, THE SINGER DETAILS HER 2011 DESCENT INTO SUICIDAL DESPAIR AND THE LONG, HARD ROAD BACK TO HEALTH
- Aug 21 20165 minutes
When Exercise Becomes Too Much of a Good Thing
In a world where only 1 in 5 American adults meet the minimum daily exercise requirements, exercise addiction can seem like the opposite of a problem. Don’t let that fool you, says Marilyn Freimuth, a clinical psychologist at Fielding Graduate Univer
- Jun 1 20161 minute
Meet the Designers Hoping to Treat ADHD and Alzheimer's with Gaming
These are games that kids and parents can all appreciate.
- Dec 16 20168 minutes
Psilocybin Reduces Anxiety In Cancer Patients
It’s too soon to be sure, but the effect of the drug could be permanent.
- Dec 1 20167 minutes
The Life-Changing Magic Of Mushrooms
A single dose of magic mushrooms can make people with severe anxiety and depression better for months, according to a landmark pair of new studies.
- Feb 16 20176 minutes
Do Some Trauma Survivors Cope by Overworking?
Hypervigilance and an inability to relax without guilt may lead some people to blunt their emotions through work.
- Mar 20 20147 minutes
Take Light, Not Drugs: How light therapy can treat disorders from depression to Alzheimer’s disease.
For Ryan Sherman*, a 34-year-old lawyer, something changed eight years ago when he moved from Texas to Europe and then to Boston and New York City: The shorter winter days of the more northern latitudes were like a dead weight on his emotions. “I’d g
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
Not A Normal Work Trip
Writer Ayelet Waldman experiments with microdosing and becomes “weirdly productive.”
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
The Post-Traumatic Psychology Of Disaster Survivors
Victims may be at risk of developing PTSD, but the experience may also spur growth.
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
Kim & Kanye Their New Family Crisis
WHEN KANYE WEST ranted about Beyoncé and complimented Trump before abruptly leaving the stage at his Nov. 19 concert, many fans shrugged it off as one more controversial move by a consistently unpredictable artist. But it seems West’s outbursts are m
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
My Famıly’s Battle With Mental Illness
IN A NEW BOOK, THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HOW SHE SAVED HER SCHIZOPHRENIC MOM
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Grateful for Generous Support
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- Dec 1 20161 minute
Patching Together Affordable Care
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- Nov 7 20162 minutes
The Forgotten Side of Cancer Care
TUNNEL VISION CAN SET IN WITH A new cancer diagnosis. Everyone—the doctor, the patient, the patient’s loved ones—focuses almost exclusively on treatment: the chemotherapy, surgery and radiation that aim to keep a patient alive for as long as possible
- Jul 1 20162 minutes
Bank on Better Sleep
THE MONEY LINK: Sleep may be free, but not getting enough can be costly. In a 2016 study, economists Matthew Gibson and Jeffrey Shrader found that one extra hour of sleep per week can result in 5% higher wages. “When you’re sleep deprived, your produ
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Then & Now
CHRISTINA DUGAN In 1980 actress Mackenzie Phillips joined her father, John Phillips (whom Mackenzie claimed she had an incestuous relationship with in her 2009 memoir High on Arrival), in rehab for an out-of-control cocaine habit that had gotten her
- Feb 24 20164 minutes
How My Ecstasy Trip Turned Into a Rare Anxiety Disorder
When I was at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware, in the summer of 2014, I took a 200 mg pill of ecstasy—Red Riddler—something I had done before. After the sets were over, the colors of the overhead lamps seemed more saturated against the sky. Ea
- Nov 7 20161 minute
What Parents Should Do
If you’re worried about an adolescent and aren’t sure what to do, heed the advice of Fadi Haddad, a psychiatrist and the co-author of Helping Kids in Crisis
- Jul 25 20153 minutes
Is Coloring Within the Lines the New Meditation?
I sit motionless on the hardwood floor. My legs are crossed in a full lotus position and the back of my hands rest on top of my knees with my pointer fingers pressed slightly against my thumbs. My posture reflects the small Buddha statue in front of
- Dec 1 20168 minutes
More Prisons Are Phasing Out The 'Box’
A new study offers data on the continued use of solitary confinement, and a corrections leader weighs in on the practice’s future.
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The High Cost Of Coping
ANXIETY. DEPRESSION. EATING DISORDERS. PHOBIAS. EVERY YEAR TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FACE A MENTAL-HEALTH CHALLENGE—OFTEN AT GREAT EXPENSE. HERE’S HOW TO EASE THE FINANCIAL STRAIN.
- Sep 1 20165 minutes
Microsoft’s plan to bring people with autism into the workforce is a bold experiment in the power of neurodiversity.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Stress Less About Money
THE MONEY LINK: In surveys, Americans cite money and work as the top causes of stress (see below). And in what can be a vicious cycle, stress can hurt your job performance: The more anxious you are, the more distracted and ill-prepared you are at wor
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Focus on Staying Sharp
THE MONEY LINK: You’ve done a great job planning for retirement, so the last thing you want is to slip up and squander your savings once you get there. A new study by Texas Tech professors Michael Finke and Sandra Huston and the University of Michiga