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Even before COVID-19, many teens have struggled with mental health issues. 

The substance that makes some mushrooms "magic" also appears to help people with major depressive disorder.

A study of 27 people found that a treatment featuring the hallucinogen psilocybin worked better than the usual antidepressant medications, a team reported Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

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Writer and runner Nita Sweeney talks to Daron about how she went from struggling to get off the couch to running marathons by starting small, having a plan, and relying on the support of her dog, her husband, and her friends. 

There's fresh evidence that eating a healthy diet, one that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and limits highly processed foods, can help reduce symptoms of depression.

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The State Medical Board Of Ohio Wednesday postponed a vote on adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana.

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A  committee has recommended adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as qualifying conditions for purchasing and using medical marijuana. 

Editor's note, March 6, 9:30 a.m.: This story was updated to include information about the price of Spravato.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug that can relieve depression in hours instead of weeks.

Esketamine, a chemical cousin of the anesthetic and party drug ketamine, represents the first truly new kind of depression drug since Prozac hit the market in 1988.

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Following years of legal battles, a military veteran from Coshocton County can now keep the pet ducks he says helped relieve his post traumatic stress disorder and depression.