The Long, Strange History of Psychotropic Drugs in America
From insane asylums to Lithium and Prozac to a future that may be increasingly about mushrooms and LSD.
This Neuroscientist Wants Researchers to Study More Female Brains
Most non-human test subjects are male. Aarthi Gobinath wants to change that.
Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared
The science of happiness is getting complicated.
What It's Like to Have a Suicidal Best Friend
The frustration that accompanies being friends with someone with mental illness has nothing to do with the friend herself. I am frustrated that her medications don't work, the doctors can't seem to help her, and neither can I.
so sad today
Started from the Psych Meds Now I’m Fucked
The first week I stopped taking Effexor I spun out into an anxiety hole so deep that it felt less like anxiety and more like I was in a battle with actual demons.
So Sad Today
The VICE Guide to Mental Health
Why I'll Never Stop Taking Prozac
I've tried to come off Prozac in the past, but felt awful when I did. Does that make me an addict? I've given up worrying—as a depressive, life is livable on them. That's all that matters.
I Used Ketamine to Treat My Depression
"After my first treatment, I felt good for a week. Not the kind of bipolar 'good' where I'd be manic. I felt normal for the first time in a long time."
Brent Miles as told to Troy Farah