Listen: Drugs like MDMA and LSD are transforming therapy

Listen to an expert break down the latest findings on how psychoactive drugs like MDMA are changing the way people engage with therapy on this podcast.

U. Chicago • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: drugs memory therapy featured health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

COVID-19 and telehealth may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy

COVID-19 and teletherapy may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy

Are we all OCD now, with obsessive hand-washing and technology addiction?

Behaviors that would have been seen as pathological a few months ago are now applauded as adaptive and resourceful. Where do doctors draw the line?

David Rosenberg, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Wayne State University • conversation
June 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health psychiatry obsessive-compulsive-disorder covid-19 coronavirus psychology ocd pandemic mental-illness therapy cleaning face-masks

Want to stop the COVID-19 stress meltdown? Train your brain

With the county facing a crisis in emotional health, we may need two vaccines: one for COVID-19 and another for toxic stress. Here's a technique for dealing with all that stress.

Laurel Mellin, Associate Professor Emeritus of Family & Community Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
June 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health brain neuroscience mental-health brain-training emotion psychology stress therapy

Chan School hosts online meetings to discuss updates

The Harvard Chan School of Public Health will launch a series of weekly interactive forums to discuss issues and options.

Clea Simon • harvard
March 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  children  mental-health  coronavirus  depression  clea-simon  health-medicine  archana-basu  post-traumatic-stress-disorder  isolation  karestan-koenen  therapy

Lay counselors help kids in East Africa cope with trauma

Lay counselors successfully helped children in East Africa cope with grief and stress following the death of a parent, a new study shows.

U. Washington • futurity
Jan. 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: trauma therapy kenya childrens-health emotions tanzania featured health-and-medicine

Therapy or antidepressants? It’s a draw at 5 years

When you take five-year view, the costs and benefits of therapy and medication for major depression end up being about the same, research finds.

U. Michigan • futurity
Oct. 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: depression antidepressants health-care-costs insurance therapy health-and-medicine medications

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