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“Magic Mushrooms,” Psilocybin and Mental Health

Psilocybin is the primary psychoactive ingredient found in so-called “magic mushrooms.” Beyond its recreational use, research indicates that controlled psilocybin therapy shows potential for the treatment of mental and behavioral health disorders.

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When Worrying About Your New Baby Becomes a Sign of Postpartum Anxiety

When you have a baby, it is normal to worry about the health and safety of your newborn. But when worrying thoughts become intrusive or difficult to control, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.

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Here’s Why Permanent Daylight Savings Time Is a Bad Idea

Is year-round daylight savings time the answer? Many doctors and other health experts have voiced opposition to a bill passed by the U.S. Senate that would make daylight savings time permanent. The better option would be permanent standard time.

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Overcoming Anxiety and Taking Back Control

When does anxiety become a disorder? When you start avoiding things, that could be a sign you are losing control. The good news is you can learn to confront your worries.

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Build Lasting Healthy Habits – No Willpower Needed

Forming healthy habits can be easier than you think and don’t require willpower once they become a part of your routine. Here are some strategies to get started.

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Is Your Child or Teenager at Risk for a Mental Health Crisis?

Learn the signs and symptoms that may suggest your child or teen is at risk for depression, anxiety or even suicide.

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Pressure and Performance: What We Can Learn From Elite-Level Athletes

U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from parts of Olympic competition has brought attention to the pressure that elite athletes face. But are there lessons to be learned for the rest of us?

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Recovering From COVID-19 Stress and Loss

For many people of all ages, the past year has been traumatic. What has been the emotional and mental toll on all of us and how do we begin to heal?

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