grief

I am a psychologist.  After my brother's suicide, I realized that I had completely misunderstood grief.

I am a psychologist. After my brother’s suicide, I realized that I had completely misunderstood grief.

welcome to State of minda new section of Slate and Arizona State University dedicated to exploring mental health. Follow us on twitter. Dad’s prognosis was not good. Sitting next to his hospice bed, my family and I watched the cancer take over. As my dad got sicker, my brother Dave got sicker too. His depression …

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Can psychedelics combat prolonged grief?  Dell Medical School is launching a study to find out.

Can psychedelics combat prolonged grief? Dell Medical School is launching a study to find out.

For this, researchers recruit Gold Star Wives, those whose spouses died while serving in the military. Thirty participants will be studied: 15 will receive psilocybin which comes from specific mushrooms; five will take 5-MeO-DMT, a psychedelic derived from toad venom; and the other 10 will receive nothing. The Mission Within will administer the psychedelics outside …

Can psychedelics combat prolonged grief? Dell Medical School is launching a study to find out. Read More »