May 15, 2024

As the FDA Evaluates Ecstasy Treatment for PTSD, Questions Mount About the Evidence

(NPR) – Clinical trials have inspired optimism in the drug for its potential to help the millions of Americans who experience PTSD. Accounts from some of those who’ve participated in the trials describe the treatment as transformational. But new and … Read More

May 6, 2024

A Lawyer’s Slide Into Psychosis Was Captured in a WSJ Profile. He Tells Us His Story.

(Wall Street Journal) – “I did want to leave the hospital, and I did not want to take the medications,” Rob said. Rob’s situation isn’t that uncommon. Doctors said his behavior is consistent with anosognosia, a neurological condition in patients … Read More

April 30, 2024

US Poised to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana in Historic Shift, But It’ll Remain Controlled Substance

(Associated Press) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will move to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, The Associated Press has learned, a historic shift to generations of American drug policy that could have wide ripple effects across the … Read More

April 26, 2024

Are Robots the Solution to the Crisis in Older-Person Care?

(Nature) – Social robots that promise companionship and stimulation for older people and those with dementia are attracting investment, but some question their benefits. Robots are an increasingly popular form of therapy for older people with dementia. It’s been suggested … Read More

April 24, 2024

Suicide Rates Are Now Higher Among Young Adults Than the Middle-Aged

(Generation Tech) – When discussing age and suicide, it’s become near-gospel to note that suicide rates are highest among the middle-aged. “Suicide rates highest among middle-aged men,” read the headline of a 2017 NBC News article. The website for the … Read More