Related articlesSkip carousel
- 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.
- Feb 9 201712 minutes
Does Depression Have an Evolutionary Purpose?: Some psychologists believe suicide and depression can be strategic.
I had a tough time in high school. Like many other young adolescents, I saw myself as fundamentally flawed, and felt a searing isolation. Nothing I looked forward to brought any hope. I stopped getting out of bed. I cut myself. I drafted a suicide no
- 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
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Grateful for Generous Support
STAN BRODSKY, 71 Hillsboro, N.M.
- Aug 14 20146 minutes
Take Two Sugar Pills and Call Me in the Morning: Genetic tests can predict when placebos may be the best medicine.
Walter A. Brown envisions it clearly. The day will come when a woman can walk into his office complaining of debilitating panic attacks and depression, and he will draw a vial of blood and ship it off for genetic analysis. When the test results come
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
Sebastian Junger The author “rants” about why people feel good after disasters, and the human connection that’s missing from modern life
- Jan 3 20175 minutes
A Long-Lost Data Trove Uncovers California’s Sterilization Program
Some of the 20,000 victims are still alive today.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Moving Forward—With Financial Battle Scars
CHRISTINE BYRD, 56, AND PEPPER SNIDER, 28 Kirkland, Wash.
- Oct 16 20161 minute
What is the Point of a Quantified Self?
MELISSA DAHL: The Fitbit was introduced at a tech conference eight years ago. It’s kind of incredible to realize that, before then, this idea of the “quantified self” didn’t really exist in the mainstream. JESSE SINGAL: I feel like it’s the intersec
- Jan 18 20175 minutes
In Mexico, Psychiatric Patients Are Ready for Innovation, But Health Centers Are Not
One hundred and nine patients live full-time at the Villa Ocaranza Hospital, an institution marred by a dark history. They will be the last group to do so.
- Apr 10 20148 minutes
The Vulgar Mechanic and His Magical Oven: A Renaissance alchemist pioneers feedback control.
By the time Cornelis Drebbel built an oven with a simple thermostat, one of the first manmade feedback mechanisms in history, in the 1620s, he was regarded in Europe as a magisterial, if not mad, inventor. He had already enchanted royalty and common
- Oct 28 20168 minutes
Doctors Work to Make Puberty Easier for Trans Kids
More and more clinics are offering transgender protocols for children, which critics say is dangerous.
- Jan 30 20149 minutes
The Mystery of Time’s Arrow: Past and future may not be what they seem.
As conscious beings, we are constantly aware of the relentless march of time. You can make an egg into an omelet, but you can’t turn an omelet back into an egg. Dropped glasses shatter and do not reassemble themselves. Above all, we age and become de
- Oct 21 20164 minutes
Nipping Student Violence In The Bud
Researchers say they can analyze words to tell which kids are most likely to become violent. Now what?