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The Best Therapy Dog May Be a Robot
therapy dog
Mental Health
The Best Therapy Dog May Be a Robot
A life-life robot dog might be an effective — or even preferable — alternative to a living therapy dog, according to a new study.
December 23, 2020

A life-life robot dog might be an effective — or even preferable — alternative to a living therapy dog, according to a new study.

Dope Science
Tweaked Psychedelic Drug Could Treat Addiction, Depression
ibogaine for addiction depression
Dope Science
Tweaked Psychedelic Drug Could Treat Addiction, Depression
A modified ibogaine molecule could be a safer and more accessible treatment for addiction and depression than the psychedelic drug in its natural state.
December 20, 2020

A modified ibogaine molecule could be a safer and more accessible treatment for addiction and depression than the psychedelic drug in its natural state.

Health Care
Stopping Nightmare Disorder with a Prescription-Only Watch
nightmare disorder app
Health Care
Stopping Nightmare Disorder with a Prescription-Only Watch
A prescription-only watch that treats nightmare disorder is the latest in a growing subset of health technologies called prescription digital therapeutics.
November 26, 2020

A prescription-only watch that treats nightmare disorder is the latest in a growing subset of health technologies called prescription digital therapeutics.

Dope Science
Psilocybin Therapy Appears to Dramatically Reduce Depression
Psilocybin Therapy
Dope Science
Psilocybin Therapy Appears to Dramatically Reduce Depression
Psilocybin therapy — a combination of traditional therapy and supervised “trips” on the magic mushroom compound — shows promise as a depression treatment.
November 8, 2020

Psilocybin therapy — a combination of traditional therapy and supervised “trips” on the magic mushroom compound — shows promise as a depression treatment.

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.