Inflammation in your body could be a factor causing depression, according to a book just published in the U.S. called “The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression.” Author Edward Bullmore, head of the psychiatry department at the University of Cambridge, examines the link between inflammation and mental health.Read More →

“Admiring your own handiwork” is a familiar expression containing an important truth about the mind. We handed this particular story to our Tony Dokoupil:  Are you the kind of person who actually likes washing dishes? How about folding laundry? Yardwork? What all these have in common, of course, is theyRead More →

One increasingly popular method of mental relaxation leaves psychologist Adam Grant out in the cold:   I’m being stalked by meditation evangelists. They approach like a football fan attacking a keg at a tailgate party. They ask, “Which method of meditation do you use?” Psychologist and New York Times bestsellingRead More →

So-called “Magic Mushrooms” have played their part in America’s long, strange trip toward an understanding of mind-altering drugs. Illegal though most of these drugs may be, Faith Salie tells us recent research suggests some of them could have legitimate uses: “Celexa, Effexor, Zoloft, Trazodone …” Ayelet Waldman is no strangerRead More →