Mental Health

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Ancient Viruses Left Their DNA In Humans — And They Could Help Trigger These Common Diseases

ByRodrigo Duarte, Douglas Nixon, Timothy Powell and The Conversation

Some ancient viral DNA sequences play a role in susceptibility to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and major depressive disorder.

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MDMA’s Future As A Treatment For PTSD Is In Question

ByElana Spivack

While this will slow MDMA’s pharmaceutical arrival to the U.S., the rejection isn’t necessarily permanent.

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This Is When It’s Time To Quit Therapy, According To A Clinical Psychologist

BySimon Sherry and The Conversation

Therapy can be life-changing, but when should you end it?

Health

Ancient Viruses Left Their DNA In Humans — And They Could Help Trigger These Common Diseases

ByRodrigo Duarte, Douglas Nixon, Timothy Powell and The Conversation

Some ancient viral DNA sequences play a role in susceptibility to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and major depressive disorder.

Health

MDMA’s Future As A Treatment For PTSD Is In Question

ByElana Spivack

While this will slow MDMA’s pharmaceutical arrival to the U.S., the rejection isn’t necessarily permanent.

Health

This Is When It’s Time To Quit Therapy, According To A Clinical Psychologist

BySimon Sherry and The Conversation

Therapy can be life-changing, but when should you end it?

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These 5 Sleep Science Breakthroughs Might Help You Get Better Rest

ByDan Denis and The Conversation

Scientists obsess over sleep too — and their findings could help the rest of us rest up.

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Is Ancient Viral DNA To Blame For Depression, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

ByTimothy Powell, Douglas Nixon, Rodrigo Duarte and The Conversation

Around 8% of human DNA is made up of genetic sequences acquired from ancient viruses.

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Why Self-Control Alone Won’t Help You Achieve Your Goals

ByTim Vernimmen and Knowable Magazine

Studies show that it’s not self-control, but unpacking desire itself that is the best way to achieve goals.

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How A Man’s Brain Changes After Becoming A Dad

ByDarby Saxbe and The Conversation

Welcome to the time of brain shrinkage.

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A New Study Found This Molecule Is Linked to Less Anxiety While Stoned

ByElana Spivack

Here’s clinical evidence that the terpene D-limonene is connected to lower anxiety while high.

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A New Study Is Finally Attempting to Pin Down The Root Causes of Depression

ByThe Conversation, Ian Hickie and Jacob Crouse

Most experts agree that depression is not one thing.

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This Personality Trait May Explain Why You Are Still Single

ByThe Conversation, Christopher Pepping, Yuthika Girme, Tim Cronin and Geoff Macdonald

A crucial factor may be a person’s attachment style.