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Bosses say they care about mental health — can workers trust them?

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March 24, 2023

Los Angeles Times By Denise Guerra, Samantha Masunaga Feb. 23, 2023 (Hanna Barczyk / For The Times) Faced with high levels of worker stress, anxiety and burnout as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies pledged that employee mental health would become a top priority. Firms promised manager training to ensure bosses were more...   read more


A.D.H.D. Can Strain Relationships. Here’s How Couples Cope.

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March 24, 2023

The New York Times By Christina Caron Feb. 18, 2022 The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can push couples to their breaking point, but there is hope for those willing to seek help. When Chris Lawson began dating Alexandra Salamis, the woman who would eventually become his partner, he was “Mr. Super Attentive Dude,”...   read more


Psilocybin as mental health therapy? Here’s what I found.

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March 24, 2023

The Washington Post By Steven Petrow September 5, 2022 Interest in and use of the drug is growing, but much is unknown A few weeks ago, I mentioned to a friend that I was interested in learning more about psychedelics, especially how they might help me with depression and anxiety. That’s a broad category of...   read more


Psychedelics are a Promising Therapy, but They Can Be Dangerous for Some

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March 24, 2023

The New York Times By Dana G. Smith Feb. 10, 2023 While drugs like ketamine and psilocybin are largely considered safe, here’s what to know about who should be cautious. When Dr. Charles Nemeroff first met his patient, the 32-year-old woman had already been to see several psychiatrists. Initially, the woman, whose identity has been...   read more


The pandemic took a harsh toll on teen girls’ mental health, CDC says

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February 14, 2023

Los Angeles Times By Lindsey Tanner Feb. 13, 2023 The pandemic took a harsh toll on U.S. teen girls’ mental health, with almost 60% reporting feelings of persistent sadness or hopelessness, according to a government survey released Monday that bolsters earlier data. Sexual violence, suicidal thoughts, suicidal behavior and other mental health woes affected many teens regardless...   read more


I tried ketamine to treat my depression. It was terrifying.

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February 14, 2023

The Washington Post By Steven Petrow February 12, 2023 The psychedelic therapy is said to help many people, but some like me have scary experiences My ears perked up in recent months when I began to hear the buzz about ketamine, the anesthetic and hallucinogenic drug that has found a new market as an antidepressant. Numerous...   read more


Some pharmacies in Mexico passing off fentanyl, meth as legitimate pharmaceuticals

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February 12, 2023

Los Angeles Times By Keri Blakinger, Connor Sheets Feb. 2, 2023 CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico —   If you walk down the right side street, the offers are plentiful, even in broad daylight. Young men in plain T-shirts draw near and call out their wares: Pills. Cocaine. Guns. But if you wave them away and go just...   read more


What We Know About Treating Extreme Grief With Psychedelics

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February 12, 2023

The New York Times By Dana G. Smith Jan. 10, 2023 In his new memoir, Prince Harry talks about taking psychedelics to deal with the ongoing pain over the death of his mother. Here’s what we know and don’t know about their effectiveness. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been remarkably transparent about their psychological...   read more


How Delta-8 THC Works, and Why Experts Are Worried About It

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February 12, 2023

The New York Times By Dana G. Smith July 1, 2022 This popular cannabis product claims to be milder than regular marijuana. But is it legal? And is it safe? Over the past few years, you may have seen headlines about a drug called delta-8. Google searches for the term grew by more than 850 percent in...   read more


I Edited Mental Illness Out of My College Applications. I’m Not Alone.

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February 12, 2023

The New York Times By Emi Nietfeld Dec. 31, 2022 Ms. Nietfeld is the author of a memoir, “Acceptance.” When I applied to college in the 2009-10 school year, I wasn’t worried about my grades or extracurriculars. Instead, I agonized over a dilemma that’s familiar to more students than ever as the Common Application deadline...   read more