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The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Family separation is traumatic, and traumatic experiences can launch a predisposition to addiction or mental illness into an actual disorder.
Maia Szalavitz
6 hours ago
mind
mind

Ecstasy’s Risks to the Average User May Be Less Severe Than Previously Thought

Past research on MDMA has contained some noteworthy flaws.
Jesse Hicks
11 hours ago
death
death

Really, Really Old People Talked About Whether They're Ready to Die

"I wish I could snuff it. I'm only in the way."
Jane Fleming
13 hours ago
immigration
immigration

Here Are All the Doctors' Groups That Have Denounced Trump's Family Separation Policy

Multiple medical groups have warned of the mental and physical health risks of taking immigrant kids away from their parents.
Susan Rinkunas
2 days ago
Whoa
Whoa

In The Future, You Could Be Pregnant Outside Your Body

Ectogenesis—having a baby in an artificial womb—sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a reality if you're rich enough.
Natasha Preskey
6.14.18
med school
med school

The First Woman Dean Is 'A Sea Of Change' At USC’s Scandal-Plagued Medical School

Laura Mosqueda, a geriatrician, will face a big challenge as USC reels from drug and sexual misconduct scandals that have enraged students and landed the university in legal hot water.
Susan Abram, California Healthline
a day ago
addiction
addiction

The Case for Calling Gaming Addiction a ‘Disorder’ Is Weaker Than it Seems

"Now is not the time to pathologize one of the most popular leisure activities of the digital age."
Andy Przybylski
Amy Orben
a day ago
psychedelics
psychedelics

Psychedelics Are Promising, But Many Psychiatrists Don't Want to Use Them

I surveyed more than 300 psychiatrists on their knowledge and views of psychedelics.
Brian Barnett, M.D.
a day ago
Stress
Stress

All the Ways Living in a City Messes With Your Mental Health

"I wasn’t sleeping well, and I was feeling very anxious in big crowds of people.”
Lydia Smith
2 days ago
mental health
mental health

Many Doctors Feel They Have to Hide Their Suicidal Thoughts

"I think physicians want to see themselves as strong and being able to fix things on their own, and not needing too much help."
Shayla Love
6.14.18
death
death

Most of Our Phobias Are Driven by the Fear of Death

Social psychologists call it the "terror management theory."
Lisa Iverach
Rachel Menzies
Ross Menzies
2 days ago
mental health
mental health

Sexism Affects the Way People Are Diagnosed With ADHD

Female stereotypes like the “chatty Cathy” or the ditzy girl who’s disorganized and forgetful can dissuade proper diagnosis.
Kalah Siegel
3 days ago
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