Tag: Mental Health

Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors

Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors

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02/14/2020

“Psychedelics are to the study of the mind what the microscope is to biology and the telescope is to astronomy,” transpersonal psychology pioneer Dr. Stanislav Grof said. A substantial contingent of psychologists and scientific researchers, Grof included, believe there are unplumbed depths to the potential of psychedelic-assisted treatment, specifically MDMA (“ecstasy” or “molly”), psilocybin (found…

Upon The New Decade

Upon The New Decade

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01/17/2020

The clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020. A brand new decade, a brand new act.  Maybe I watch too many movies, but with a new decade on the horizon I’ve been looking back on my life as different acts, and reflecting on each one has given me a new understanding of myself in the…

Strive for Imperfection

Strive for Imperfection

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03/15/2019

Last month, my day often started with sharing an understanding smile with the Lau security guard. If you’ve stumbled into the library anytime from 5-8 a.m., determined to study for an exam that day or desperately wrapping up the final touches of a paper, you may have also found me there, dark circles under my…

Did Georgetown Want Me Back?

Did Georgetown Want Me Back?

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09/29/2017

The first people I saw as the elevator doors opened and the GERMS staff wheeled my stretcher through my dorm entrance were two acquaintances. “Don’t worry,” I laughed nervously as I was pushed passed their startled faces, “I’ll be back soon.” I didn’t realize that “soon” would be  over a year later. For those not…

Open Access: “But What About Overdiagnosis?”

Open Access: “But What About Overdiagnosis?”

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02/06/2017

Is mental illness overdiagnosed? I’m not going to answer that question. The idea that we’re mistakenly diagnosing people who don’t have mental illnesses is more harmful than many realize. These days, it’s difficult to have a conversation about mental health without someone bringing up the problem of overdiagnosis. The gist of the “overdiagnosis problem” is…

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