Tag: Depression

Are Psychedelics the Answer to Addiction and Depression?

A new generation of research into psilocybin could change how we treat numerous mental health conditions Roland Griffiths was trying to meditate – but he couldn’t do it. If he sat there for a few minutes, it felt as through hours were stretching out before him, like a long, slow torture. So he quit. This …

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This Popular Recreational Drug Can Rapidly Treat Depression and Reduce Suicidal Thoughts: New Study

The scientists found that those who had taken it reported significantly decreased suicidal thoughts and reduced depressive symptoms at four hours and 24 hours after administration. Ketamine is best known for being a popular recreational drug and a powerful medical anesthetic, but an increasing body of research is showing that the compound may also be …

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People With Depression Use Language Differently — Here’s How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full picture. From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and …

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It Will Take a Political Revolution to Cure the Epidemic of Depression

We need to change the nature of work, community and wealth distribution. What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients suffering from both. In my experience, some factors are obvious. People who suffer from depression and anxiety have experienced stresses …

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Why Depression Is Rampant in Our Times

Interview with the author of a groundbreaking new book on the roots of depression. When British journalist Johann Hari was 18 years old, he became so depressed that he went to his family physician for treatment to end his despair. Hari’s mom had suffered from depression throughout his coming of age, and he had seen …

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In the Face of Massive Depression World-Wide, the High Priestess of Hallucinogens Amanda Feilding Is Exploring Microdosing

Click here for reuse options! The Beckley Foundation's new brain imaging study explores psychedelic microdosing. The Countess of Wemyss, Amanda Feilding, may be the only leader in psychedelic research and drug policy reform who can say with certainty that she’s distantly related to Charles II. She’s almost certainly the only one who grew up in …

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