Articles tagged with: Medical Research

New Clinical Trials Searches for Evidence of Benefit from Animal Assisted Therapy

New Clinical Trials Searches for Evidence of Benefit from Animal Assisted Therapy

How’s your ESA doing? It’s a good bet you didn’t know your family’s pet(s) could also be “Emotional Support Animals.”

Here’s another related acronym, “animal assisted therapy (AAT).” This is a growing field of research and practice in the use of animals for psychological therapy.

It’s not difficult to understand the underlying beliefs about how animals can have a healthy effect on the human psyche – just hold a warm, fuzzy and purring kitten for a while.

Depression and High School Students

Depression and High School Students

Depression can occur during adolescence, a time of great personal change. You may be facing changes in where you go to school, your friends, your after-school activities, as well as in relationships with your family members...

How an illegal psychedelic drug could help treat opiate addiction

Pain and ibogaine

How an illegal psychedelic drug could help treat opiate addiction

Kevin is in the fetal position on a warm bed in Mexico, in the throes of opiate withdrawal. Suddenly, a buzzing noise enters his ear, as if a wasp is building a nest in there. It’s the first sign the ibogaine he just consumed is taking effect, and things are about to get weird...

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