Chronic Pain

mental health
mental health

The Surprisingly Positive Effects of Being a Pessimist

Author and professor Eugene Thacker tells us about how pessimism can be a form of self-help.
Zachary Siegel
8.2.18
psychedelics
psychedelics

People Are Drinking Ayahuasca to Treat Physical Illnesses

Could the psychedelic be changing people's perceptions of pain?
Suzannah Weiss
5.22.18
pain
pain

People with Chronic Pain Will Protest the CDC’s Crackdown on Opioids

There are rallies planned in almost every state this weekend.
Troy Farah
4.5.18
pain
pain

Cluster Headaches Are Way Worse Than Migraines

They're so bad that some people refer to them as "suicide headaches."
Cindy Kuzma
2.9.18
Sleep
Sleep

Why You Should Sleep on Your Back, Not Your Stomach

Your neck will thank you.
Manouk van Egmond
12.7.17
pain
pain

Cracking Down on Opioids Hurts People With Chronic Pain

There are dozens of cases of reported suicides after pain patients had their doses reduced.
Maia Szalavitz
11.6.17
Screen Crack
Screen Crack

Gaga Gets Candid About Her Pain in New Netflix Doc

“They say sometimes it’s like open-heart heart surgery, making music. It’s invasive."
Sarah Kasbeer
9.22.17
mental health
mental health

ACT Is a Little-Known, Fast Treatment for Depression

Some psychologists believe that accepting your negative thoughts can help them pass faster.
Meryl Davids Landau
9.18.17
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Virtual Reality Could Help Break America's Opioid Addiction

Patients report their pain fell by as much as 75 percent when using the devices.
Jo Marchant
5.2.17
Living With It
Living With It

A Million Ways I Tried to Cure My Chronic Migraine

One woman's journey into the good, the bad, and the absurdly pricey remedies that promise to ease severe headache pain.
Helaina Hovitz
12.1.16
What I'm Freaking Out About
What I'm Freaking Out About

How We're Screwing Ourselves Out of New Cancer Drugs and Zika Meds

Coral reefs are a drug-development goldmine, and as a result of bleaching we're killing our chances of using them in lifesaving treatments.
Maggie Puniewska
4.22.16