Forest Bathing Olfactory Virtual Reality Supports Mood and Mental Health Disorders

The olfactory system is a powerful mechanism for addressing anxiety, pain and stress, a new study finds. With the use of Olfactory Virtual Reality (OVR) — a new form of VR that incorporates the sense of smell into its augmented reality — clinical psychiatrists have a clearer picture about howRead …

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LANCET: 34% of COVID-19 Survivors Diagnosed with Neurological or Psychiatric Condition within 6 Months

COVID-19 Survivors and mental health

One in three COVID-19 survivors received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, an observational study of more than 230,000 patient health records published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal estimates. The study looked at 14 neurological and mental health disorders. Study using electronicRead …

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Integrative Psychiatrist Scott Shannon, MD: The Phase III MDMA Trial and the Transformation of Psychotherapy

Author Michael Pollan’s powerful 2015 New Yorker essay “The Trip Treatment” suggested that a book was coming, as it did with last year’s best seller: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence. Pollan’s essay also suggested thatRead …

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