Mental illness
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Desperate for antidepressants

Science | Unapproved use of a dangerous drug skyrockets
by Julie Borg
Posted 11/08/18, 04:36 pm

Ketamine, a drug first used in the 1960s as an anesthetic for animals and people, is suddenly popping up across the United States as a treatment for depression despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration has not approved it for that purpose.

The American Society for Ketamine Physicians, representing about 140 U.S. doctors, nurses, psychologists, and others who offer ketamine treatment, formed last year. Just three years ago, only about 20 ketamine clinics existed in the United States. That number has jumped to 150, according to society co-founder Megan Oxley.

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Cheap sex and tumbling marriage rates

Marriage | Sociologist argues the sexual revolution has devalued sex and disadvantaged women in the marriage market
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/10/17, 03:18 pm

The price of sex has plummeted, throwing the “mating market” into a tizzy, according to Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus.

“It turns out that a world in which it is possible to satisfy our sexual desires much more immediately carries with it a number of unhappy and unintended consequences,” wrote Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, in a Wall Street Journal editorial.

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A small but violent protest rocked the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta Monday night when about 50 angry demonstrators marched to the campus police station and burned a patrol vehicle. Police arrested three people and charged them with inciting a riot and battery of an officer. The clashes started after a peaceful vigil held for a student shot by campus police over the weekend. Officers responded Saturday to a 911 call about a man with a knife and possibly a gun outside a dorm. Scott “Scout” Schultz, 21, refused to drop what appeared to be a knife when officers confronted him.

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