Tonic International


Recording My Therapy Sessions Helped Ease My Panic Disorder

When I listened to the recordings, it felt like half of the conversation was totally new to me.


Disfigured WWI Vets Were the First Plastic Surgery Patients

A British veteran was afraid to eat in public because his torn-up face made such an unappetizing sounds while he was chewing.


The Most Common Reasons People Need Medical Attention at Music Festivals

A first responder told us everything that's most likely to go wrong.


What It's Like to Live With Epidermolysis Bullosa

One in 22,000 people worldwide has a form of the skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).


What It's Like to Have an Irrational Fear of Thunderstorms

"If the news said thunderstorms were in the forecast, I'd be too scared to go to school."


Five People Told Us What They Do For Their Tinnitus

The remedies they tried include everything from therapy and mindfulness to weed and noise-canceling headphones.


I Got Two Liver Transplants in One Year

Nobody knows if my current liver will make it to next week.


People Are Taking a Date Rape Drug Recreationally and Getting Addicted

There's no hangover with GHB, so things go off the rails fast.


Autism and Eating Disorders Often Go Hand in Hand

“I eat a lot of coin-shaped licorice. I love that all the pieces of licorice have the same shape, because it gives me a consistent sensation in my mouth.”


This Is What It's Like to be Pregnant and Anorexic

Just because you're terrified of gaining weight doesn't mean you don't want to be a mom.


Ketamine Could Help Stop Suicidal Thoughts

A psychiatrist who is studying the drug explains.


Why You Should Sleep on Your Back, Not Your Stomach

Your neck will thank you.