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The politics of unhappiness? The surprising link between conspiracy theories and mental health

From "pizzagate" to 9/11, conspiracy theories are everywhere—and research shows they could be linked to things like stress or isolation

By James McMahon  

If you’ve suffered with a mental illness for long enough, chances are that at some point, you’ll begin to recognise patterns to your health.

When I am well, I am enthusiastic about the world. I like the world. I like myself.

When I’m not, I want to know everything there is to know about Chemtrails. The suspicious death of Kurt Cobain. I fear my extensive knowledge of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 would not

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