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Tags: mental health


No discussion of risks in NPR’s look at brain-zapping implants to treat destructive impulses


LA Times strikes the right balance by reporting evenly on both harms and benefits of ‘magic mushrooms’ for cancer patients


Guardian hypes possible blood test for depression as ‘breakthrough’


Reuters jumps the gun on 12-patient trial to test safety of ‘magic mushrooms’


Online program to prevent depression: Solid effort by NPR, though a key limitation was overlooked


Globe story on experimental autism treatment is all anecdote, no data


Day Tripping: Benefits Seen in Psychedelics