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Social Entrepreneurs
Teens Create Website To Combat Social Isolation in Seniors
Social Isolation in seniors
Social Entrepreneurs
Teens Create Website To Combat Social Isolation in Seniors
To help combat the problem of social isolation, three Texas teens created Big & Mini, a website that sets up video chats between seniors and younger people.
August 28, 2020

To help combat the problem of social isolation, three Texas teens created Big & Mini, a website that sets up video chats between seniors and younger people.

Mental Health
App Brings Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Into Your Home
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
Mental Health
App Brings Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Into Your Home
The Field Trip app aims to help people get some of the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy outside the confines of a clinic.
August 13, 2020

The Field Trip app aims to help people get some of the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy outside the confines of a clinic.

Mental Health
Remote Therapy Is As Effective As Face-to-Face, for Depression
remote therapy
Mental Health
Remote Therapy Is As Effective As Face-to-Face, for Depression
The pandemic has therapists' couches off limits. A new study finds that remote therapy may be as effective for depression as face-to-face, so I gave it a try.
July 20, 2020

The pandemic has therapists' couches off limits. A new study finds that remote therapy may be as effective for depression as face-to-face, so I gave it a try.

Mental Health
New Algorithm Gives Trauma Survivors a "PTSD Risk Score"
PTSD Risk Score
Mental Health
New Algorithm Gives Trauma Survivors a "PTSD Risk Score"
A newly developed algorithm calculates a "PTSD Risk Score" for people seeking treatment for traumatic injuries.
July 8, 2020

A newly developed algorithm calculates a "PTSD Risk Score" for people seeking treatment for traumatic injuries.

Mental Health
Can AI Predict Which Depression Treatment is Most Effective?
Depression Treatment
Mental Health
Can AI Predict Which Depression Treatment is Most Effective?
Artificial intelligence-powered algorithms that analyze brain scans are showing promise in helping doctors find an effective depression treatment on the first try.
July 3, 2020

Artificial intelligence-powered algorithms that analyze brain scans are showing promise in helping doctors find an effective depression treatment on the first try.

Future of Medicine
Prescription Video Games for Kids with ADHD Could Be on the Horizon
video games and adhd
Future of Medicine
Prescription Video Games for Kids with ADHD Could Be on the Horizon
With its FDA approval, EndeavorRx may mark the beginning of prescription video games for kids with ADHD and other mental health disorders.
June 23, 2020

With its FDA approval, EndeavorRx may mark the beginning of prescription video games for kids with ADHD and other mental health disorders.

Mental Health
MDMA Has Long-Lasting Benefits as a PTSD Treatment
PTSD Treatment
Mental Health
MDMA Has Long-Lasting Benefits as a PTSD Treatment
The benefits of MDMA therapy as a PTSD treatment appear to last for at least a year, according to a newly published paper.
June 13, 2020

The benefits of MDMA therapy as a PTSD treatment appear to last for at least a year, according to a newly published paper.

Drugs
Ketamine Discovery May Lead to New Antidepressants
New Antidepressants
Drugs
Ketamine Discovery May Lead to New Antidepressants
Researchers have uncovered new insights into how ketamine affects the brain, potentially illuminating the path to new antidepressants.
June 3, 2020

Researchers have uncovered new insights into how ketamine affects the brain, potentially illuminating the path to new antidepressants.