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Three Reasons Behind Human Stress

April 21, 2020

Why do humans and other animals experience stress so differently? Does modern human civilization plays a role in it? Let’s take a look at the three main reasons behind this. […]

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Treating Mental Illness as a Society

May 10, 2019

When it comes to treating mental illness, people have many options, including medication and talk therapy. Unfortunately, though, due to the stigmatization of mental illness, many individuals do not seek out treatment. Discover what it would take to address mental illness not just on an individual level, but on a societal one. […]

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Mental Illness and Crime: Causation or Correlation?

May 10, 2019

When homicides make the news, particularly if it is a mass shooting, typically the public’s first reaction is that the culprit must be mentally ill. The media is largely to blame for this, as headlines commonly equate criminality with mental illness. But when it comes to mental illness and crime, can we always be so sure that the illness is the culprit? […]

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From “Macbeth” to “The Shining”: Perceptions of Mental Illness

May 10, 2019

For better or for worse, our perceptions of mental illness are largely informed by the media, particularly film and literature. Discover how depictions of mental illness in “Macbeth,” as well as contemporary movies, shed light upon and shape our understanding of various mental illnesses. […]

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The Science of Addiction: Why Are Opioids So Addictive?

January 22, 2018

The opioid crisis is very real, and very deadly. And if we want to stop it, or at least reduce the damage, we need to understand how these drugs work at a biological and neural level. What Are Opioids? How do they produce the effects that they produce? Why are they so addictive? And is there anything we can do to counteract their effects? […]

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