Psychiatry’s Troubled History + Other Stories
Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: how treatment for drug addiction is evolving, why the US birth rate is declining, and the nuanced challenges of diagnosing mental disorders.
The Marshall Project
In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, mental health professionals are taking an unconventional approach to treatment: medication and less therapy.
The New York Times
Not since 1987 have we seen this few babies born in America, according to new health statistics research. And the fertility rate is also declining. Demographers are asking: What does this mean?
How does diet impact cancer? It’s a question some researchers are asking as they explore the opportunities and vulnerabilities that could make “metabolic therapies feasible.”
The New Yorker
A thought-provoking look at psychiatry’s complex history of diagnosing mental disorders. “It may be that the more we discover about the brain the easier it will be to disregard the apparent divide between mind and body,” writes Jerome Groopman.