Research

Landmark study finds causal link between nature walks and stress reduction

This report by Rich Haridy is published in New Atlas. It begins: “We all know a good, long walk in nature can be relaxing, but a landmark new study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development offers some…
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Personal Perspective on the Systematic Review of Serotonin Imbalance Hypothesis for depression and Mechanism of Action for Antidepressants

This interview with Dr. Mark Horowitz is conducted by Fauzia Khan and has been published in The Physician. The abstract says: “Fauzia Khan meets Dr Mark Horowitz, Trainee Psychiatrist and Clinical Research Fellow in the NHS. Mark talks about his journey…
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New study determines psychedelic mushroom microdoses can improve mood, mental health

As reported on the MedicalXpress website, research from the University of British Columbia is … “The latest study to examine how tiny amounts of psychedelics can impact mental health provides further evidence of the therapeutic potential of microdosing. Published in Scientific Reports this…
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Fishing cures PTSD and anxiety, first ever clinical study aims to prove

This report by Danielle Sheridan has been published in The Telegraph. It begins: “ Fishing  has long been lauded as a relaxing pastime which can put one’s mind at ease. While it has been claimed anecdotally that fishing can help with post-traumatic…
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Want to Understand Delusions? Listen to the People Who Have Them

This article by Grace Huckins is subtitled “A small group of schizophrenia researchers thinks that personal narratives can tell us what test scores and brain scans can’t”. It has been published by Wired. It begins: “FOR THE FIRST decades of Sohee Park’s…
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Psychedelic frees up depressed brain, study shows

Philippa Roxby reports for the BBC: “Psilocybin, a drug found in magic mushrooms, appears to free up the brains of people with severe depression in a way that other antidepressants do not, a study has found. The results, based on brain…
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Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs is Worsening Public Mental Health, Doctor Argues

This article by Richard Sears has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “In a new article published in the Journal of Addictive Disorders and Mental Health, Jose Luis Turabian, a professor of medicine at Complutense University in Spain, explores the biological…
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