LSD ‘microdosing’ is trending in Silicon Valley – but can it actually make you more creative?

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking small doses of psychedelic drugs simply makes them perform better at work – becoming more creative and focused. The practice, known as “microdosing”, involves taking minute quantities of drugs such […]

BOOK REVIEW: My Brain is Out of Control: Memoirs of a Doctor as a Patient by Dr Patrick Mbaya

Book Review: My Brain is Out of Control

“I had a triple whammy: my illness and the two serious antibiotic complications of low white cell count and severe acute hepatitis” In this memoir Dr Patrick Mbaya, a consultant psychiatrist, gives a personal account of his diagnosis, treatment and recovery from a brain abscess and its complications including depression.  What makes the book especially […]