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

Doctors say how to untangle mental and sexual health

Medical professionals unravel the complex link between sexual and mental health.

Detox

What mental health experts say people get wrong about divorce

Is a “painless” divorce possible? Experts say that’s the wrong question.

Detox

What causes Muscle Dysmorphia? Symptoms, treatment, and more

An apparent rise in Muscle Dysmorphia among men is worrying experts because the disorder can be dangerous

Detox

Can men get postpartum depression? Experts and dads reveal the truth.

“He was in the NICU for a month. By the time he got home, we had already been through the wringer.”

Detox

Questioning your sexuality? Bisexual men say one action is critical

Men discuss the mental health challenges of being bisexual in a binary world and offer advice on how to process your sexuality.

Detox

Ask this one simple question to people who might be “addicted” to video games

Detox

3 insights men say they wish they knew before their infertility diagnosis

1. Talk to someone about your diagnosis.

Detox

How do single dads start dating? The one vital question to ask

“Don't put undue pressure on yourself, but also don't let your behavior be guided by fear.”

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.

Detox

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.

Detox

“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.

Mental health
Sunday Scaries

New study reveals one overlooked factor that can keep your brain younger

“This is a very good news story.”

Detox

Doctors say how to untangle mental and sexual health

Medical professionals unravel the complex link between sexual and mental health.

Sunday Scaries

Scientists reveal how 2 forms of therapy can change the brain

A recent study probes therapeutic interventions for social anxiety.

Science

A beloved spicy food has helped solve one enduring human health mystery

At last!

Put a pin in that

Scientists achieve a remarkable breakthrough for treatment-resistant depression

Deep brain stimulation for depression has yielded mixed results. These researchers think they've fixed the problem.

Don't Panic

Ted Lasso's focus on therapy is its greatest gift

Psychologists say Ted Lasso's skepticism of therapy helps address mental health, mental illness, and questions about therapy.

Leg Day Observer

Best stretching exercises: Why lifting is about more than strength

Here's how weight lifters can improve through mobility work and stretching.

know yourself

Male infertility is on the rise, experts say. Here’s what you need to know.

Male infertility is more complex and common than you might think.

Sunday Scaries

Coronavirus vaccines found to cause an overlooked, positive outcome

New results reveal an unintended consequence of vaccine rollout.

Mind and Body

Science explains why one involuntary human behavior is so annoying

Many of us humans, it turns out, are challenged by it.

Sunday Scaries

The psychological concept that may change how you process your emotions

Meet mental life.

Mind and Body

Five reasons why gardening is great for your health

Get out there and garden.

Brain Medicine

What does ketamine do to your brain? 4 critical facts you need to know

Much of how ketamine works is a mystery, but the picture is slowly coming into focus.

Detox

Can men get postpartum depression? Experts and dads reveal the truth.

“He was in the NICU for a month. By the time he got home, we had already been through the wringer.”

Culture

Why some language dialects are almost wordless

Dozens of traditional cultures use a whistled form of their native language for long-distance communication. You could, too.

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How to sleep better: 5 hacks for more rest and less stress