Is Low-Dose Lithium a Better Solution for Major Depression?
Some studies show it’s better than SSRIs—but there’s no incentive to invest in clinical trials.
Orthorexia and Other Manifestations of Body Shame
An emerging obsession with “clean eating” may be fueled by a less than healthy fitness culture.
Rewilding Is Good for the Environment—but It’s Good for You, Too
Adopting a “back to nature” approach to life could offer stress reduction, stronger social connections, and improved health.
How the Brain Perceives Fear
Targeting a key molecule that helps the brain process sensory threats could lead to new treatments for PTSD, migraines, and autism.
Rethinking Serotonin Reuptake
A new study questions whether depression is really caused by a chemical imbalance.
Listen to Your Body… or Don’t
What can the science of interoception teach us about diagnosing and treating mental illness?
4 Books to Read Right Now
Mini forests, seed preservation, our synthetic biology future, and a comic on depression.
Tune in, Turn on, Zap Out
One writer reflects on what she learned from a month of neurostimulation for depression, energy, and meditation.
Do Psychedelics Need Psychiatrists?
As psychedelic drugs are poised to join the mainstream, what is the role of the prescriber?