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The importance of psychedelic therapy in psychiatric practice

(10/05/23 4:00am)

It has long been my dream to write an article about psychedelics, not just because I’m a self-proclaimed “fungi,” but because I have always been fascinated by these transportive, hallucinogenic and dissociative substances and the wild adventures our minds experience from their consumption. Having long been associated with insanity, rebellion, the 60s and California, psychedelics are becoming increasingly popular in clinical spaces. A growing number of studies reported psychedelics having great promise in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, migraines and PTSD. Patients report an improved ability to address and process trauma when conventional treatment options fail, in addition to a stark reduction in behaviors related to more prevalent addictions like alcohol and tobacco. 

Who could the celebrity guest picker be when College GameDay comes to cover No. 17 Duke football?

(09/25/23 4:55pm)

ESPN College GameDay is coming to Durham this Saturday, and the question on everyone’s mind is who the celebrity guest picker will be. With numerous notable alumni in sports, entertainment and beyond, the possibilities are plenty. The Blue Zone brings you some of our writers’ predictions: