Psychiatry

More Evidence Links ‘Cat Scratch’ Bacteria and Schizophrenia

More Evidence Links ‘Cat Scratch’ Bacteria and Schizophrenia

New research is the latest to find evidence of a link between mental illness and infections caused by a group of bacteria commonly found in cats and other animals. The small study found that people with diagnosed schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder were more likely to carry Bartonella bacteria in their…

Inside the Fight to Legalise Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

Inside the Fight to Legalise Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

On a sunny September afternoon in Portland, volunteers pour into a Zoom conference room. They’ve come for a weekly update from Oregon’s Yes on Measure 109 campaign — a measure which would create the world’s first market for psilocybin-assisted therapy. The pandemic prevents them from knocking on doors to reach…