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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 »

COVID 19 death toll in the US surpassed 700000 following a surge in

The COVID-19 death toll in the US surpassed 700,000 on Friday, with approximately 2,000 new deaths being reported each day, according to data compiled by The New York Times. The emergence of the more-transmissible Delta variant fueled case surges throughout the summer, particularly in Southern states with low vaccination rates. From setting up patient overflow… Read More »

Nurse who found bodies of businessman wife sues for damages

MINNEAPOLIS — A home health nurse who discovered the bodies of a prominent Minnesota businessman and his wife in a murder-suicide case is suing their estate and seeking damages for emotional trauma. Lisa Ann Hayes walked in on a grisly scene in April 2019 at the Lake Minnetonka mansion of Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs. Irwin… Read More »

Aly Raisman described the profound physical and mental impact Larry

Aly Raisman has been extremely transparent about the significant emotional burden of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. On Wednesday, the two-time Olympian detailed the profound physical impact the trauma has had on her health. During a Senate Judiciary hearing about the FBI’s failings in the Nassar case, Raisman explained that she’d been sapped of all of… Read More »

Nursing shortages post pandemic one predicts 'It's going to be a

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — The panic has started again for nurses. After the first wave of the pandemic, there was a second, and now, 17 months after COVID-19 came to the United States, some nurses are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder as patients begin to fill their emergency rooms and hospital beds with the delta variant.“Knowing that it’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 »