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Dope Science
MDMA for PTSD Just Crushed Its Phase 3 Trial
MDMA for PTSD
Dope Science
MDMA for PTSD Just Crushed Its Phase 3 Trial
Results from the first phase 3 trial of using MDMA for PTSD along with talk therapy found the drug to be effective.
May 15, 2021

Results from the first phase 3 trial of using MDMA for PTSD along with talk therapy found the drug to be effective.

Dope Science
Phase 2 Trial Finds Psychedelic Works as Well as Common Drug
psilocybin for depression
Dope Science
Phase 2 Trial Finds Psychedelic Works as Well as Common Drug
A small study has provided evidence of psilocybin for depression working as well as a popular SSRI.
May 2, 2021

A small study has provided evidence of psilocybin for depression working as well as a popular SSRI.

Dope Science
Fireside Project Is a Support Line for Your Bad Trip
bad trip support line
Dope Science
Fireside Project Is a Support Line for Your Bad Trip
Fireside Project is a nonprofit that is providing a support line for your challenging psychedelic experiences — read: bad trip.
May 2, 2021

Fireside Project is a nonprofit that is providing a support line for your challenging psychedelic experiences — read: bad trip.

The Future Explored
Can a Blood Test Help Diagnose Depression?
blood test for depression
The Future Explored
Can a Blood Test Help Diagnose Depression?
An objective blood test could help provide a clearer understanding of the patient’s mental health.
April 17, 2021

An objective blood test could help provide a clearer understanding of the patient’s mental health.

Mental Health
Game Triggers Auditory Hallucinations in Mice and People
auditory hallucinations
Mental Health
Game Triggers Auditory Hallucinations in Mice and People
An experimental game that triggers auditory hallucinations in both mice and humans could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia.
April 11, 2021

An experimental game that triggers auditory hallucinations in both mice and humans could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia.

Dope Science
Oral Ketamine Treatment Reduced Suicidal Thoughts: Pilot Study
oral ketamine treatment
Dope Science
Oral Ketamine Treatment Reduced Suicidal Thoughts: Pilot Study
A new, small study in Australia suggests that oral ketamine treatment may help treat suicidal thoughts.
February 13, 2021

A new, small study in Australia suggests that oral ketamine treatment may help treat suicidal thoughts.

Mental Health
Google Trends Reveal a Boredom Pandemic. How Can We Help?
Google Trends Reveal a Boredom Pandemic. How Can We Help?
Mental Health
Google Trends Reveal a Boredom Pandemic. How Can We Help?
Google trends showed that online searches for subjects linked to boredom and loneliness jumped dramatically, according to a study.
February 8, 2021

Google trends showed that online searches for subjects linked to boredom and loneliness jumped dramatically, according to a study.

Mental Health
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.

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.