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Florida could become latest state to study 'magic mushrooms' as mental

Two proposed companion bills in the Florida legislature would, if passed, direct the Florida Department of Health and and the Board of Medicine to study the therapeutic efficacy of three “alternative therapies,” MDMA, psilocybin (the substance found in “magic mushrooms”) and ketamine. The search for treatment of common mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder,… Read More »

Ex-Boston airport exec bears invisible 9/11 scars

Virginia Buckingham has struggled to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder for nearly 20 years, a result of seeing the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath from the front seat. Buckingham was CEO of the public agency that operates Boston’s Logan International Airport on 9/11. She says she had no warning that terrorists would hijack two… Read More »

20 years later, fallout grows from WTC dust cloud

Two decades after the twin towers’ collapse, people are still coming forward to report illnesses that might be related to the attacks. Todaythere are more than 111,000 people enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program, which gives free medical care to people with health problems potentially linked to the dust. To date, the U.S.… Read More »

Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All

What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder aren’t mental disorders at all? In a compelling new paper, biological anthropologists call on the scientific community to rethink mental illness. With a thorough review of the evidence, they show good reasons to think of depression or PTSD as responses to adversity rather than… Read More »

Evan Rachel Wood says Marilyn Manson ‘horrifically abused me for years’

“Westworld” actor Evan Rachel Wood, who has testified before Congress about her experience with domestic and sexual violence, said Monday that she was “horrifically” abused by the musician Marilyn Manson, her ex-partner. In a post on Instagram, Wood wrote that Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, “started grooming me when I was a teenager… Read More »