Is medicine actually stressful?

And did you know there is a “RAPID treatment for MDD” (a disorder different from regular depression) using MAGNESIUM (MAGNETISM) ??


Brace yourselves. I’m about to say something controversial. Medicine isn’t stressful. I know this for a fact. Actually nothing is stressful. Erase stressful from your vocabulary.

“But you’re an anxious medic?” “Yes I am”

“And you’re often stressed?” “Yes I am”

“Because medicine is stressful?” “NO

I can understand that this sounds a bit ridiculous at first glance. However, I want to argue that there is simple proof that makes what I am saying correct. Do you know of a medical student who appears completely relaxed about the course and stresses very little or at all? Of course you do, we all do. Oh how we despise these people! Surely they don’t care. They can’t. If they cared about their future they’d worry about failure. If they cared about medicine they would worry about making the wrong decision. Yep, either they don’t care about the course or they don’t…

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A Brief Introduction to Psychedelics, pt. I: The Chemistry

Frontiers of the Mind

"Eclipse Engaged" by Android Jones “Eclipse Engaged” by Android Jones

If you’ve heard the term “psychedelic” before, chances are you’ve heard it in connection with the hippie subculture of the late 1960’s and the artistic style that bloomed within it. You may also be familiar with the fact that a certain family of mind-altering drugs and their effects on users played a key role in the formation of the hippie movement. Despite knowing this, you may still be wondering: just what does “psychedelic” refer to?

Today, the term is generally used to refer to one or all of the following:

  • Psychoactive (mind-affecting) drugs with hallucinatory and “consciousness-expanding” effects
  • A visual art movement that started in the mid-1960’s, distinguished by vivid colours, intricate patterns and surrealistic images
  • A musical movement that originated in the rock scene of the mid-1960’s and later grew out into several different genres; distinguishable by hypnotic and experimental soundscapes
  • An international culture (also referred to as psychedelia) that spawned in the mid-1960’s and includes all of the…

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