For half a century, Grinspoon tirelessly advocated a more rational and tolerant approach to marijuana and other psychoactive substances.
Rick Doblin, a leading force in America's psychedelic renaissance, imagines a world of "mass mental health" facilitated by formerly demonized drugs.
It’s a new era of digital therapeutics—and a reminder of how burdensome the federal regulatory process is.
We need to remove all the ways that government deters people from seeking treatment.
No amount of psychoanalyzing can disguise the grim choice facing voters this fall.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is making MDMA and other drugs medically legitimate and socially acceptable.
"We are far more resilient than we give each other credit for."
Kansas “will not wholly exonerate a defendant on the ground that his illness prevented him from recognizing his criminal act as morally wrong.”
Virginia Is About To Require a Government License for 'Art Therapy,' Because Glue and Scissors Are 'Potentially' Dangerous
The real motive for laws like this has nothing to do with scissors and glue. It's all about protectionism.
Psychiatric Hospitals Can Still Force Patients to Accept Shock Treatment. One Connecticut Patient Has Been Shocked 500 Times in Five Years.
Despite concerns about efficacy and side effects, courts are slow to act on behalf of patients who don’t want the treatment.
By complaining to Yale about Bandy Lee's violation of the Goldwater Rule, Dershowitz lets her portray herself as a brave dissident.
John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister want to defeat The Power of Bad.
Human beings are designed to remember trauma more than joy, bad times more than good ones. But John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister have good news on the despair front.
Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence
The program would try to develop a surveillance system based on predictive tests that don't exist.
"The Second Amendment is not a suicide pact," the senator says, while glossing over the due process issues raised by gun confiscation orders.
The Puzzle of Identifying Future Mass Murderers Cannot Be Solved by Psychiatry, Background Checks, or Red Flag Laws
If "the notion that we can identify mass killers before they act" is a "fiction," the conventional policy responses to mass shootings are unlikely to be effective.
The media are misreporting this one wildly.
To Stop Mass Shooters, Trump Says, We Should Make Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Easier. No, We Shouldn't.
Because psychiatrists are terrible at predicting violent behavior, the wider net would catch lots of harmless people.
Plus: Monday market swings spark freakout, Hong Kong "now a revolution," and more...
A new study of wrongful convictions shows the problem goes beyond misconduct by police and prosecutors.
A scientific consensus has emerged that trigger warnings just don't work—and student activists should stop demanding them.
A new book offers an answer to the nature/nurture debate.
Articles complaining "there is too much stuff" may be the one thing of which we have too many.
Maybe people are just playing to escape all the Brexit news?
George Conway's Spat With Donald Trump Illustrates Psychiatry's Pernicious Influence on the Debate About the President's Fitness
Is Trump suffering from "narcissistic personality disorder"?
Is "mental illness" a fraudulent concept for locking up social deviants? Or does forced treatment free the ill "from the Bastille of their psychosis?"
Plus: Trump backtracks on Syria and the NSA promotes its cellphone charging services.
New study trashes crappy consensus correlating gaming violence and aggression in real life
The relationship between cannabis consumption and psychiatric diagnoses is more subtle and ambiguous than the anti-pot polemicist implies.
Reason's livestream with the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Rick Doblin.
She had a history of mental illness, and was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing in July.
Baffled by and fearful of each other, the political tribes remain consumed by loathing and dedicated to total victory.
"Increasing prevalence of mental health problems and decreasing stigma help to explain this trend."
One year after their final sessions, three-quarters of the subjects no longer qualified for a diagnosis.
Places that score high for gender equality also show more sex differences on personality tests.
The designation could be a prelude to approving the forbidden psychedelic drug as a medicine.
The Marine Le Pen Case Shows That Supposedly Enlightened France Treats Political Speech As a Crime and a Symptom of Mental Illness
The right-wing politician faces prosecution and psychiatric examination for posting pictures of ISIS atrocities.
But several questions remain unanswered.
Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff explain how "good intentions and bad ideas" have made young people super-fragile-and how to make things better.
Gun Controllers Insist 'Congress Knows' How to Prevent Attacks Like the Jacksonville Shooting, but No One Actually Does
None of the usual solutions seems apt.
"Trigger warnings may inadvertently undermine some aspects of emotional resilience."
I was a gay teen in the 1980s, hiding from a terrifying world in an arcade. The WHO's push to uniquely pathologize gaming won't help people like me.