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mental health

Being Attacked Changed How My Brain Works

Trauma has changed the way I perceive stress. I asked some experts how to cope.
Kate Willsky
4 days ago
mental health

On Friends Who Want to Die

I was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Turns out the best person to talk to was someone who was coping with the same things.
Aisha Mirza
2.11.19
Living With It

We Looked Into the Real Benefits of Acupuncture

The deal with acupuncture's effect on pain, fertility, depression, and everything else people use it for.
Markham Heid
2.10.19
What's Freaking Me Out

This Is Why Some People Pee Way More Often Than Others

Everything affects your bladder—what you eat, what you drink, stress levels—even the weather.
Kate Willsky
2.9.19
mental health

Men Hide Their Anxiety Behind These Tell-Tale Behaviours

"When you try to stuff anxiety down, it just re-emerges in a different form."
Ellen Hendriksen
2.9.19
mental health

This Breathing Exercise Can Calm You Down in a Few Minutes

“It’s totally private. Nobody knows you’re doing it.”
Meryl Davids Landau
2.7.19
dude whoa

Psychedelic Drugs Really Do Lead to a Higher State of Consciousness

Study participants bravely took LSD and ketamine in the name of science.
Susan Rinkunas
2.7.19
mental health

This Is What It's Like to Live With High-Functioning Depression

Sometimes, depression robs you of your best self quietly.
Knvul Sheikh
2.2.19
Asking for a friend

How Long Can Weed Show Up in a Drug Test?

A study on some of the world's heaviest smokers may give us a better understanding of how long marijuana can be detected in urine samples.
Nick Keppler
2.2.19
addiction

This Is What it's Like to Overdose on Heroin Nine Times

And then finally stop.
Elizabeth Brico
2.1.19
Fighting Words

Pedophiles Can't be 'Cured,' and It's Dangerous to Suggest They Can

A recently published paper claiming pedophiles can be cured does a disservice to people who need treatment.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.30.19
mental health

When Bad Circumstances Make Anxiety Vanish

I have generalized anxiety disorder, but in times of true crisis, my anxiety seems to disappear.
Jamie Friedlander
1.30.19
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