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Drugs

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.
Seth Ferranti
2.14.18
Science

This Neuroscientist Wants Researchers to Study More Female Brains

Most non-human test subjects are male. Aarthi Gobinath wants to change that.
Michael Ruffolo
12.8.17
Meducation

Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared

The science of happiness is getting complicated.
Mike Pearl
9.1.16
Health

Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared

The science of happiness is getting complicated.
Mike Pearl
9.1.16
fish

Why Your Salmon Fillet Could Be Full of Cocaine

Traces of over 80 drugs, including Advil, Prozac, and cocaine have been found in the tissue of salmon from the Puget Sound inlet near Seattle.
Phoebe Hurst
3.18.16
lit up

When the Antidepressants Are Worse Than the Depression

They told me SSRIs would make me feel better. They didn't tell me about the withdrawal.
Martha Stortz
11.24.15
Sex

The Post-SSRI Orgasmic High

SSRIs are a form of antidepressants known to suppress libido, so what happens to your sex drive when you stop taking them?
Sophie Saint Thomas
8.23.15
Stuff

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.
Catherine Pears
5.17.15
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
5.14.15
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.
Simon Hattenstone
4.30.15
Ladyparts

Take Some Pills for Your Hysteria, Lady: America's Long History of Drugging Women Up

Women are twice as likely as men to be prescribed prescription drugs for depression or anxiety.
Taylor Prewitt
4.28.15
Stuff

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
1.15.15