SSRIs

Living With It

This Is What It's Like to Live With Agitated Depression

Agitated depression—or “melancholia agitate"—has been described as a mixed state in which some symptoms of depression exist with those of other psychiatric ailments.
Nick Keppler
8.15.18
mental health

Here's What MDMA Did for My Anxiety That Meds Couldn't

"I don’t have an opinion on what anyone else should do, but numbing the fear was not the answer for me."
Suzannah Weiss
5.24.18
psychedelics

Michael Pollan Did Four of the World's Most Common Psychedelics

How psilocybin, LSD, DMT, and ayahuasca changed the author's mind.
Jesse Hicks
5.15.18
Meducation

Xanax Turned Me into a Walking Ghost

And trying to get off of it was even worse.
Seamus Kirst
9.12.17
Fighting Words

Doctors Are Too Quick to Give Women Antidepressants

Are they prematurely whipping out those prescription pads?
Meryl Davids Landau
6.27.17
Open Minds

How to Take Antidepressants and Still Have a Sex Life

Your happiness should not cost you a single orgasm.
Kastalia Medrano
6.23.17
mental health

An Interview with the Guy Who Invented My Antidepressants

Since I started taking Citalopram, I've wanted to thank its creator for changing my life.
Kyle MacNeill
2.6.17
Health

Can You Take Antidepressants When You're Pregnant? We Asked Some Experts

SSRIs might be bad for your baby, but going off them might be bad for both you and your baby. It's a gut-wrenching Catch-22 faced by millions of women every day.
Katherine Gillespie
11.24.16
Stuff

Trying to Be Creative When You're on Antidepressants Isn't Easy

Starting Lexapro, I had no idea the toll it would take. Sure my intense panic attacks dulled, but losing your emotions feels like dying.
Amy Smolcic
10.16.16
Health

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

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

The Mental Health Costs of Studying Abroad

International travel can severely screw with your mind.
Nathalie Lagerfeld
6.6.16
Stuff

How Self-Employment Can Impact Your Mental Health

Being a freelancer requires an amount of togetherness. Drop beneath a certain threshold and it all starts falling apart.
Frankie Mullin
6.2.16
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