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Body dysmorphia unimproved by cosmetic surgery

A new study appearing in the Annals of Plastic Surgery has found that while many who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seek cosmetic procedures, only 2 percent of procedures actually reduced the severity of the psychiatric disorder. Physicians, however, continue to provide requested surgeries to people suffering from the condition despite the likelihood of […]

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Quantifying A Mystical Experience: Hallucinogenic Research Gets To Grips With Spirituality




Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that an active agent contained in “sacred mushrooms” can induce strikingly similar mystical experiences in different subjects; and the experiences seem to be descriptively identical to spontaneous epiphanies that people have reported for centuries. Preempting accusations of pseudoscience due to the nature and subject matter under investigation, the researchers […]




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