Medications

Psilocybin use associated with lower risk of opioid addiction

Adults who have at some time in their life used psilocybin—a psychedelic substance produced by some types of mushrooms—are 30% less likely to have opioid use disorder, according to a nationally representative survey of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers identify brain circuit for spirituality

More than 80 percent of people around the world consider themselves to be religious or spiritual. But research on the neuroscience of spirituality and religiosity has been sparse. Previous studies have used functional neuroimaging, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some good news for those with migraines

A new study from researchers at the University of Toronto found that 63% of Canadians with migraine headaches are able to flourish, despite the painful condition.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do people become more religious in times of crisis?

Organized religion has been on the decline for decades in the United States. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers found that online searches for the word "prayer" soared to their highest level ever in over 90 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines religious experiences, depression

A national study examines the link between religious experiences and depression by following more than 12,000 American adolescents from their teens into middle adulthood. The research indicates that attending religious services ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is spirituality a component of wisdom?

Wisdom has gained increasing interest among researchers over the last few decades as a biologically based personality trait relevant to physical well-being and mental health. Previous studies have identified six common, measurable ...

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