mental health

When Watching a Movie Can Induce Psychosis

Esmé Weijun Wang describes what it's like for your mind to get pulled away from reality in her new book of essays.
Shayla Love
mental health

How to Tell if You Should See a Psychiatrist Versus a Psychologist

As a general rule, television shows and movies completely screw this up.
Markham Heid
mental health

How Can You Treat Someone Who Doesn't Think They're Mentally Ill?

Laws are being passed that make it possible to compel people to receive treatment for health problems they don’t believe they have.
Carrie Arnold

What It's Like to Experience Constant Musical Hallucinations

Sylvia hears music playing in her head all day. She's deaf.
Helen Thomson
Case Report

A Common Food Brought on This Woman’s Psychosis

“She did not conform to any known psychiatric illness.”
Shayla Love
hearing things

Not Everyone Who Hears Voices Is Mentally Ill

Hearing voices isn't always a bad thing.
Shayla Love
mental health

Horror Movies Misrepresent Mental Illness in Every Way

Since when is levitation a symptom of schizophrenia?
Helaina Hovitz
Parental Advisory

Getting Bullied as a Kid Can Stay With You for Life

But if you can get over it, there's a silver lining.
Cindy Kuzma
mental health

Risky Drugs Are Being Marketed to People With Mental Health Issues

"There is egregious overmedication with very dangerous antipsychotics for people who don't need them."
Daniel Oberhaus
The High Life

What Makes People on Shrooms Jump Off Buildings and Die?

Researchers are trying to understand why psychedelics make some people trip so hard they think they can fly.
Daniel Oberhaus
mental health

Doctors Aren't Taking Young People's First Mental Breakdowns Seriously

People under 30 who have experienced first-time psychosis are 24 times more likely than their peers to be dead within a year.
Kelly Burch
Living With It

What It's Like to Have a Shower Phobia

I finally talked to a psychiatrist about it.
Neesa Sunar