Detox

Detox is an Inverse series about men’s mental health. We take your questions and put them to academics, scientists, and real people like yourself. Our goal is to present actionable solutions to help men better understand their minds and behavior to live better lives.

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Detox

Imposter syndrome: The one vital question men have to ask themselves

Here’s how to identify what you may be experiencing, what causes it, and what to do next.

Detox

The one vasectomy side-effect men don’t expect

“Several times things got so severe that I broke down in a kind of panic.”

Detox

Is your workplace toxic? Experts reveal the one thing you can do to fix it

Research shows toxic workplaces can be devastating to mental health.

Detox

There’s "one simple phrase" experts say works on conspiracy theorists

What to do when your friend has been radicalized.

Detox

Questioning masculinity can make you happier and smarter

The data is clear: rigid ideas about gender can be terrible for your mental health.

Detox

How to figure out if you’re ready to be a dad

Fatherhood is often portrayed as something that just happens to a man. But it's a decision that deserves serious thought.

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Do antidepressants hurt sex drive? Scientists split fact from fiction

Antidepressants can be lifesaving. But some men with depression are worried about the sexual side effects.

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“Weight cutting made me a slave to the number”

As many as a third of people with eating disorders are men. It’s time to talk about it.

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Straight married men need to learn one thing from gay couples

One Western myth may be making you unhappy. Here's how to get over not being the breadwinner of your family.

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How to reconnect with your adult friends after Covid-19

You’re vaccinated. Now what?

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Why male anger needs to be treated as a mental health issue

“No one wants to go out there and say, ‘yeah, I scream at people and beat them up.’”

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What the Food Network can teach men about getting vaccinated

"They don't seek out healthcare unless they absolutely need it."

Mental health
The GOAT

Simone Biles' Olympic withdrawal exposes sport’s biggest problem

Biles is still the GOAT, now more than ever.

Detox

Imposter syndrome: The one vital question men have to ask themselves

Here’s how to identify what you may be experiencing, what causes it, and what to do next.

Mind and Body

Why a good home life is important for teens — and their peers, too

Sunday Scaries

What nature’s villain can teach us about being better humans

A true understanding of their character is a critical step toward understanding human health.

Mind and Body

5 psychology-backed strategies to build better habits

If you’re trying to break a bad habit or start a good one, psychologists have some tips

Plant Medicine

Why AOC is an advocate for psychedelic drug research

This is the second time the Congresswoman has proposed removing research barriers.

Detox

The one vasectomy side-effect men don’t expect

“Several times things got so severe that I broke down in a kind of panic.”

Mind and Body

How mindfulness meditation may actually make you more selfish

Americans may have the wrong frame of mind when it comes to mindfulness — spanning from a vast philosophical difference between the US and the east.

Zzz

Tired all the time? 4 tips for dealing with sleep deprivation

“I am not a good sleeper and I'm a neurobiologist of sleep.”

Longevity hacks

One change at work could boost your health and productivity

Iceland experiment reveals to work better, you should work less.

fast not furious

Intermittent fasting may improve your mood

But unfortunately, scientists don’t know for sure.

Longevity hacks

Scientists propose new theory for why music is a critical part of exercise

Music helped people “perform to the same level as when they were not mentally fatigued.”