Stress Response and Depression Now Linked With Abnormal Cellular Aging!

Scientists are now studying a newly discovered mind-body connection facet: Major depression can be a sign of shortened telomeres linked to a state they...

Vet Goes On Hunger Strike After The State Took His Kids For Him Legally...

Disabled Navy veteran Raymond Schwab moved to Colorado last year to free himself from addictions that grew out of the pharmaceuticals prescribed by the...

Laughing Gas May Help To Stop Distressing Memories From Forming

While the brain’s ability to form memories enables us to learn from our experiences and retain essential knowledge, there are occasions when this works...

My Journey With a Life Altering Drug: Ayahuasca

Seekers from L.A. to New York are after a kind of rapture said to come only from a drug: ayahuasca, which devotees claim offers...

Psychedelics So Much Better Than Pills For Trauma, Therapists Now Risking Arrest To Use...

In study after study, researchers and scientists are once again beginning to extol the miraculous benefits psychedelics offer in treating myriad mental and neurological...

MAPS Wants You To Host A ‘Psychedelic Dinner’ To Help Legalize Medical MDMA

MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, is preparing to enter its third phase of trials – the last before Food and Drug Administration approval...

Recent Studies Find Cannabis Highly Effective Against Depression, PTSD

Recent scientific studies regarding the use of cannabis (marijuana) and its healing powers are further disproving the government’s biased and inaccurate stance against its...

Electronic Patch Could Treat PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sufferers have reported large improvements in their symptoms after wearing an electronic patch that stimulates a cranial nerve. The initial...

Legal Ayahuasca? Pierce County Church Offers Peruvian Psychedelic Ceremony

Every year thousands of climbers risk their lives trying to summit Mount Rainier. But if altitude isn’t your thing, now you can confront your fear...

MDMA Could Help Erase Conditioned Fear

Despite being listed as a Schedule 1 substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, MDMA has for a number of decades attracted the attention...

Psychedelic Mushrooms Cured My Cluster Headaches

It's 5:30 in the morning on a Friday, and I'm rolling a massive joint with one eye open. On my desk is a fresh...

Weighted Blankets Help with Anxiety and Sleep

Did You Know…that weighted blankets can help you sleep better and ease anxiety? Troubled by loss of sleep and grappling with anxiety?  A weighted blanket...

Animal-Assisted Therapy for health

Did You Know… spending time with an animal might heal your health problems more effectively than drugs? A dog may be more than a best friend—a...

America Is Getting Its First Legal Ayahuasca Church

Fed up with the daily office grind and just need to get away from it all? You can go on the hunt for coffee beans...

How a Shaman’s Medicine is Curing Combat Veterans of PTSD

Wars should not be waged so frivolously as hey are today, for the human spirit is too fragile to engage in such barbarity without...

This Moving Video Portrays Mental Health As a Lifelong Journey

Mental health is difficult to talk about. That’s why we’re so happy this BuzzFeed video exists. One woman talks about her roller coaster of a...

This Is What An MDMA Assisted Therapy Session Looks Like

Below is a clip that recently aired on CBS television about a woman named Rachel Hope, who used MDMA-Assisted psychotherapy in a MAPS study...

Study Shows Cannabis May Successfully Treat PTSD

PTSD occurs in people who go through extreme emotional trauma involving a perceived threat of death or severe injury. It is a debilitating disorder...

Psilocybin Mushrooms Can Erase Traumatic Memories & Fears

A new study using mice suggests that psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic, or ‘magic’ mushrooms may help erase frightening memories and encourage new...

Documentary: Ayahuasca – The Psychedelic Reset Button

Former Marine Ryan LeCompte organizes trips to Peru for war veterans, like himself, who are seeking ayahuasca as a possible treatment for PTSD and...

Meditate Before You Have To Medicate

              Seldom will you find a pharmacy dispensing recommendations on meditation, although it is regular part of my counseling practice. I firmly believe that if we...

10 Ways Mental Health Professionals Increase Misery in Suffering People

                    Decreasing suffering often means “comforting the afflicted, and afflicting the comfortable.” However, AlterNet’s recently republished Psychotherapy Networker article, “The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People,” authored by psychotherapist...

Psychiatry Now Admits It’s Been Wrong in Big Ways – But Can It Change?

                    When I interviewed investigative reporter Robert Whitaker in 2010 after the publication of his book Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise...

Big Pharma Can’t Cure the “Mental Illness” Crisis

I was told to lower my life expectations. I am the Executive Director of a Connecticut mental health advocacy organization. Since the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy...

12 Shocking Facts About the Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs

                  Every day, doctors and psychiatrists dole out behavior-modifying medicines for a variety of psychiatric disorders. The disorders range from depression and ADHD (attention deficit...

Gene linked to post-traumatic stress

European researchers have identified a gene that is linked to improved memory, but also to increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dominique de Quervain...

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