Psychiatry

A new generation of research looks at psilocybin, LSD and other mind-altering drugs. Both the challenges and the therapeutic promise are enormous.

New research looks into young people’s anxiety around environmental collapse.

A calmer brain can lead to a healthier body. Researchers are beginning to pinpoint just where those benefits are coming from.

Near-death experiences have been the domain of pseudoscience. But clinicians ignore them at their peril.

For nurses and doctors, abuse from patients is just part of the job. But as attacks mount, hospitals are trying to defuse the tension.

In France, a home for people with dementia is designed from the ground up.

Indoor light can affect health in good ways and bad. Photobiologist Mariana Figueiro wants to get patients the optimal exposure.

Experts reflect on the rise of fake medical news and better ways to treat depression.

Peter L. Slavin and Timothy G. Ferris highlight the need for new approaches to treating depression.

At long last, new therapies—including heat treatments and psychoactive drugs—are offering relief for people with depression.

As despair deaths reach historic levels in the United States, interventions at health care checkpoints may be the best way to bring them down.

An excerpt from a new memoir by Elizabeth Ford, who reflects on nearly two decades of treating patients in New York City’s correctional system.

Top Stories

Acts of rudeness are on the rise in medicine. Can a civility push lead to a healthier workplace?

Weight loss strategies have always put diet and exercise center stage. Can two new drugs change the medical mindset about obesity?

To reduce burnout and retain staff, should hospitals embrace on-site childcare?

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.