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Brain Stimulation Therapies for Mental Health: What You Should Know

When you hear the words “electroconvulsive therapy,” you might picture the scene in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest where Jack Nicholson’s character, Randle Patrick McMurphy, is subjected to barbaric, unjustified shock treatment as a punishment rather than as a mental health therapy. Cultural depictions like this have attached a stigma to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) […]

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Updated: What You Need to Know About Epidiolex, the First FDA-Approved Drug Made From Cannabis

Update: Back in June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug made from cannabis (marijuana) for the first time. Now it's officially available in the U.S. via prescription, GW Pharmaceuticals announced in a statement today. The drug, Epidiolex, is approved to treat two rare forms of epilepsy, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gestaut syndrome. It's […]