anxiety-disorder

The Age of the Anxiety Read

At the end of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train, a standoff occurs atop a carousel. The cops have accidentally shot the carny…

If Happiness Weren’t the Goal, We’d Have Much Better Mental Health

Eric G. Wilson woke up one morning in 2002 and realized he wanted to die. Though he had what seemed on paper to be the…

Laughter Therapy Might Be a Legit Cure for Depression

Laughter therapy (also known as laughter coaching or laughter yoga) involves forcing yourself to laugh, in order to experience the physical and mental benefits associated…

Placebos Can Treat Depression. So Why Don’t We Use Them More Often?

Katie Peabody held the glistening, impossibly airy Entenmann’s chocolate donut up to her mouth knowing one of two things were about to happen: Either she’d…