This Week in Science

The Sugar High Might Be a Myth

That afternoon treat might not improve your mood, and could make you more tired within the first hour of eating it.
Shayla Love
mental health

When Watching a Movie Can Induce Psychosis

Esmé Weijun Wang describes what it's like for your mind to get pulled away from reality in her new book of essays.
Shayla Love
mental health

How to Tell if You Should See a Psychiatrist Versus a Psychologist

As a general rule, television shows and movies completely screw this up.
Markham Heid
mental health

How Can You Treat Someone Who Doesn't Think They're Mentally Ill?

Laws are being passed that make it possible to compel people to receive treatment for health problems they don’t believe they have.
Carrie Arnold

What It's Like to Experience Constant Musical Hallucinations

Sylvia hears music playing in her head all day. She's deaf.
Helen Thomson

Joshua Lutz's Peculiar, Lonely Photos of Sex, Addiction, and Mental Illness

"So much of the first half of my life was... fueled by fears that I would become schizophrenic. I still have that feeling."
Miss Rosen

You Need to Watch 'Legion,' the Weirdest Show on TV

This wild superhero drama is more surreal than a Dalí painting.
Kara Weisenstein
Case Report

A Common Food Brought on This Woman’s Psychosis

“She did not conform to any known psychiatric illness.”
Shayla Love
hearing things

Not Everyone Who Hears Voices Is Mentally Ill

Hearing voices isn't always a bad thing.
Shayla Love
mental health

Horror Movies Misrepresent Mental Illness in Every Way

Since when is levitation a symptom of schizophrenia?
Helaina Hovitz
Parental Advisory

Getting Bullied as a Kid Can Stay With You for Life

But if you can get over it, there's a silver lining.
Cindy Kuzma
mental health

Risky Drugs Are Being Marketed to People With Mental Health Issues

"There is egregious overmedication with very dangerous antipsychotics for people who don't need them."
Daniel Oberhaus