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Magic Mushrooms Could Be the Future of Antidepressants

We spoke to Dr. Mark Bolstridge, a clinical psychiatrist searching for alternative and unusual treatments for depression.
Sophie Hyatt
5.25.16
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My Fear of Vomit: The Nightmare of Living with Emetophobia

The one thought that completely invades my brain when I'm awake (and even, at times, in my sleep) is: "Will I vomit today?"
Anonymous
5.1.15
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When Is Britain Going to Stop Marginalizing Black and Minority Mental Health Patients?

The UK government has all but abandoned the vital issue of race in mental health treatment—a frightening reality when you consider that the number of people from minority groups being admitted for crisis care vastly outweigh any other.
Joanna Fuertes Knight
5.1.15
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Prisons Are Acting as De Facto Mental Health Facilities for Indigenous Australians

Australia's correctional system is all too frequently the first place of treatment for indigenous people with mental issues.
Girard Dorney
5.1.15
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Female Hormones Can Make a Bloody Mess of Your Mental Health

It's time people took the mental repercussions of periods seriously.
Nell Frizzell
5.1.15
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How Do You Help Someone You Love Who Is Depressed?

One in five of us will experience depression in our lifetime. Here are some tips on how to help someone who is unwell.
Alan Marchant
4.30.15
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Why the Words We Use to Talk About Mental Health Are Important

The stigmatizing of mental illness continues to discourage people from seeking help or speaking openly about their experiences.
Oscar Rickett
4.30.15
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This Is What It's Like to Be Committed to a British Mental Ward

We spoke to people who have experienced both voluntary and involuntary sectioning under the 1983 Mental Health Act.
Cat McShane
4.30.15
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The Internet Is Not a Doctor

"The internet is the biggest source of misinformation about mental health that has ever been created," says Dr. Robert Epstein, mental health expert and former <i>Psychology Today</i> editor-in-chief.
Rick Paulas
4.30.15
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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
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The 'Hidden' Illness of Post-Natal Depression

Over 250,000 new mothers experience perinatal mental illness each year in Britain. So why did I find it so hard to get help?
Jude Rogers
4.29.15
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You Have No Idea What the Term 'Depressed' Really Means Until It Devours You

"Depression" was a just a word to me before, like "sandals" or "matinée." Now, I get a pang in my chest whenever I hear it.
Joe Bish
4.29.15
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