How does LSD induce short-term psychosis but long-term optimism?

When most people think of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­the image that comes to mind is hallucinating hippies at Woodstock, but the drug’s original use was psychotherapeutic. As early as the ’60s, researchers showed that LSD reduces depression, anxiety and [...]

By |2016-10-14T05:27:56-04:00August 25|Categories: PSYCHOLOGY|Tags: , |

You can do it, baby!

Our culture is rich with esteem-boosting platitudes for young dreamers, but the assurances are dishonest and dangerous. Telve-year-old Gwenyth has dark brown eyes and a fierce desire to change people’s negative perception of sharks. She attends West Oaks French Immersion [...]

By |2016-10-14T05:28:05-04:00August 13|Categories: PSYCHOLOGY|
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