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Ayahuasca: the alternative antidepressant

Ayahuasca: the alternative antidepressant

Caroline Slack, Assistant Feature Editor

April 24, 2019

Though psychedelics are often portrayed in popular culture as recreational drugs, psychedelics like ayahuasca have played a role in religious ceremonies and alternative medicine. Josh — not his real name — a junior, was 23 when he took mental health treatment into his own hands with a do-it-your...

Mental illness: a silent struggle for students

Mental illness: a silent struggle for students

Renee Willard

October 19, 2016

The National Alliance for Mental Illness has declared the first week of October “Mental Health Awareness Week.” The week is dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and it’s especially important for the one out of four college students who will be diagnosed with a mental i...

New treatment found for chronic pain and anxiety

New treatment found for chronic pain and anxiety

September 15, 2016

Chronic pain and anxiety may be treated differently thanks to UVM researchers. A recent study conducted by professor Victor May of the neurological sciences department has found links between those who suffer from chronic pain and the occurrence of anxiety disorders.   The study targeted t...

Stuck in a Stockholm suburb

Stuck in a Stockholm suburb

Allie Parkin

February 25, 2016

All college students know deep down that a month is not a long time. It certainly feels that way now, as I look out my window  at snow-covered playgrounds in the bustling city of Stockholm. At least, the part of Stockholm I’m living and studying in  – the quiet suburb of Bergshamra – b...

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