The Daily Populous

Sunday January 26th, 2020 evening edition

image for Psychedelic drugs may reduce depression and anxiety by increasing psychological flexibility

Preliminary research indicates that psychological flexibility may play an important role in explaining why the use of psychedelic drugs is associated with reductions in depression and anxiety symptoms.

Research has shown that psychedelics given during psychotherapy sessions can help people with depression and anxiety.

Psychological flexibility describes the ability to connect with the present moment and manage one’s feelings.

Of this sample, 985 participants indicated that they had experienced a change in anxiety or depression as a result of a psychedelic experience.

Increases in psychological flexibility were in turn related to decreases in depression and anxiety.

Psychedelic experiences are associated with increasing one’s ability to engage in this way,” Davis told PsyPost.

The study, “Psychological flexibility mediates the relations between acute psychedelic effects and subjective decreases in depression and anxiety“, was authored by Alan K. Davis, Frederick S. Barrett, and Roland R. Griffiths. »

Taiwan fines coronavirus patient $10,000 for 'hiding' illness

Authored by

TAIPEI -- A man infected with the new coronavirus will pay a penalty of 300,000 New Taiwan dollars ($10,000) for concealing his illness after traveling to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, Taiwanese health authorities said Saturday.

The man is one of three people as of Saturday in Taiwan who had been diagnosed as suffering from the potentially deadly infection, which can cause pneumonia.

During the 2003 outbreak of SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, more than 70 people in Taiwan died. »

'Penis Man' Graffiti Artist Arrested by '25 Heavily Armed SWAT Officers'

Authored by

Accused "Penis Man" graffiti tagger Dustin Shomer announced on Facebook early Saturday morning that "25 heavily armed SWAT officers" had arrested him on January 23 at his Phoenix condo.

Tempe police confirmed on Saturday afternoon that they had arrested Shomer at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

"They raided my condo and vehicle and swarmed my entire complex in west Phoenix with 25 heavily armed SWAT officers, and pointed a silenced assault rifle in my face. »

A teen raised $10K to install a community baby box. Less than a year later, a newborn was found inside

Authored by

(CNN) An Indiana teenager is being honored after a distressed parent left a newborn child in a baby drop-off box he raised money to install.

Hunter Wart, 19, spent more than a year mowing lawns and scrapping metal to raise the $10,000 needed to purchase a Safe Haven Baby Box for the Seymour Fire Department.

The student's hard work paid off in June 2019, when the box was finally installed at the fire department. »