When the Drugs Hit

LSD and DMT Caused the Brain to Form New Connections in Flies and Rats

The effects of psychedelic drugs on neurite density is a promising sign that they may be useful in treating depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Daniel Oberhaus

If AI Thinks Like a Human It May Get Depressed

A neuroscientist considers why a serotonin function in artificial intelligence could be both a help and a hindrance.
Daniel Oberhaus
The Sims

'The Sims' Helped Me Cope With Bullying

Video games can be a powerful coping mechanism.
Lisa Cumming
On Edge

The Emotional Burden of Being Hacked

Hacking victims experience anxiety, stress and depression, and get very little support.
Nicole Kobie
drug research

The Psychologist Leading a Psychedelic Research Revolution

James Fadiman is legitimizing research into psychedelic microdosing.
Daniel Oberhaus
screen time

Study of 500,000 Teens Suggests Association Between Excessive Screen Time and Depression

It's a bleak finding, but other research suggests adolescent hyper-connectedness isn't all bad.
Samantha Cole
mental health

Unselfish People Are More Likely to Wind Up With Depression

New research links elevated responses to unfairness to later appearance of depression markers.
Michael Byrne

I Couldn’t Get Pregnant So I Played The Sims 4

Battling infertility, depression and unemployment was difficult, so I turned to a game.
Patricia Grisafi
have you noticed?

People with Depression Tend to Post Darker Instagrams

A new study analyzes posts to look for clues of mental illness.
Kaleigh Rogers
mental health

Google Searches About Suicide Increased After Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’

Many mental health experts worried the show glamorized suicide.
Kaleigh Rogers
mental health

'Side Effects May Include': The Search for an Antidepressant That Works

It's hard to find the right medication for depression when doctors still don't understand the science behind it.
Kaleigh Rogers
Golden Years

Seniors Are Fighting Aliens in a Video Game to Deal With Depression

Video Games could be a powerful treatment for depression in the future.
Katie Jensen