Tag Archives: medication

March 20

12 Steps of Grey

A recent episode of This American Life profiled Tina Dupuy, a girl who started going to AA at age 13. Even after 20 years of sobriety, Tina still went to meetings once a month, but she suddenly started to wonder if she really ever was an alcoholic. What if she could have just one drink? […]

October 10

Choose life.

Trigger warning: suicide, rape. I describe feelings of suicidality in detail to communicate the seriousness of this issue and that there is hope. If you feel triggered or overwhelmed by my story, please stop reading, call a friend or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Suicide kills over 800,000 people worldwide every year and […]

June 05

No Longer Gage

Mood: egg-centric THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF NEUROSCIENCE, mounting evidence of the brain’s pivotal role in modulating an individual’s personality and behavior has been revealed. The most illustrious (*and sensationalist) example of mind-body interaction was reported when 19th century railroad foreman Phineas Gage survived an iron rod propelled through his brain—an accident resulting in striking personality […]