How the Rorschach Test Became the Most Famous Tool in Psychiatry

A revealing new book sheds light on Hermann Rorschach and his controversial and inexplicably effective test.


It Gets Better and Then It Gets Worse

What will I do with this column and my Twitter account if the sadness doesn't end? Do I keep writing about the experience of living with depression and anxiety, and exploring the nuances of sadness forever?


How VR Video Games Could Change Our Minds

VICE explores the therapeutic potential and psychological risks that come with the emerging world of virtual reality gaming.


I'm Obsessively Afraid that I Might Kill My Parents

Harm OCD is the obsessive fear of not being able to stop yourself from doing something terrible.


I Use LSD to Help me Deal with the Trauma of Being Kidnapped By My Dad

When Nara flew to Iraq from London for her grandmother's funeral, she found her grandmother very much alive, and her father furious at her for becoming "too Westernised".


How to Know When You're Masturbating Too Much

A historian, a doctor, and a sex therapist talk about what we talk about when we talk about masturbation.


We Spent a Day with a Professional Psychic

They're basically best friends you pay to tell you everything will be OK.


Here's What Ex-'World of Warcraft' Players Had to Say About the 'Warcraft' Movie

Watching the movie 'Warcraft' served as a funeral service for the fandom I once fully immersed myself in.


This New App Hopes to Save Suicidal Teens

Because therapy the analog way just doesn't work for under-18s.


Stop Trying to Have Sex with Your Professional Cuddler

When I worked as a cuddler-for-hire, I set boundaries—but they were regularly crossed.


One Girl, Six Shrinks

I always start therapy with the hope of accomplishing a particular goal, but is there ever really an end? I could do a different kind of work with a different kind of therapist every day and there would probably never be a terminus.


I Tried Hypnosis to See if It Would Make Me a Better Singer, and It Sort of Worked

Hypnotherapy is a booming business, with practitioners claiming to be capable of everything from helping you lose weight to "past life regression." But could it make me sing?