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In a small study of adults with major depression, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms, with most participants showing improvement and half of study participants achieving remission through the four-week follow-up.

A compound found in so-called magic mushrooms, produces visual and auditory hallucinations and profound changes in consciousness over a few hours after ingestion. In 2016, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers first reported that treatment with psilocybin under psychologically supported conditions significantly relieved existential anxiety and depression

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In the United States, more than half of people living with a mental health disorder do not receive treatment, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, which is why primary-care clinics can play a leading role in depression care.

Research shows that collaborative care programs in which primary-care providers work with a manager and a designated psychiatric consultant can more than double the likelihood of improving outcomes. But a new study published in Health Affairs shows that not all care is equal.

Looking at data from 11,003 patients in 135 primary care

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There were 54.6 million more days of poor mental health among adults in states that voted for Hillary Clinton in December 2016, compared to October 2016, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. No such increase in poor mental health following the 2016 US election was observed in states that voted for Donald Trump. The increase in average number of poor mental health days per person in Clinton-voting states largely persisted in the six months after the election.

Comparing states in which Trump had received the most votes with states

Are you feeling more stressed out than usual? For Stress Awareness Week, Health Coach and Mindfulness Teacher Louise Murray reveals 12 stress-reducing foods that may help you to stress a little less and live a little more

It’s safe to say Britons may have started this week slightly more stressed-out than usual, given the Prime Minister’s Lockdown 2.0 announcement on Saturday evening – which is ironic considering it’s Stress Awareness Week…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England that will start on Thursday 5th of November, in order to prevent a ‘medical and moral

Under the new lockdown England’s population must stay at home except when exemptions apply, such as for work, education or exercise, while all but essential shops will close

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown in England, which will join several European countries in imposing the measure for a second time, as Slovakia took a different tack and began testing its entire population.

Global infections are fast approaching 46 million, with close to 1.2 million deaths, and Europe is experiencing a dizzying spike in Covid-19 cases.

Under-pressure governments on the continent are scrambling to contain