Where Do Your Wandering Thoughts Come From?
Several years ago, I attended a ten-day silent retreat in Thailand. As someone who had never really meditated before, it was an eye opener. Ten days with only your thoughts to entertain you, and strict directions to think about nothing but breathing, teaches you a thing or two about... Read more
Piracetam for Anxiety and Depression
We have all experienced that momentary awkward feeling when passing by someone vaguely familiar in the hall or on the road. Do I wave? Smile? Start a Conversation? Pretend I don’t see them? As we get older, some of this social anxiety is alleviated. We better understand social protocol.... Read more
Marijuana and the Developing Brain
Before I started studying the brain, I had a pretty laissez faire attitude towards marijuana use. If you had asked me, even five years ago, how I intended to educate my children in drug use, I would have espoused an “everything in moderation” attitude. Luckily, I started to learn... Read more
New Study Sheds Light on How Antidepressants Impact the Brain
We all get the blues sometimes, but for the 15.7 million Americans impacted by depression each year, feelings of worthlessness, sadness and hopelessness don’t go away. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, and the number of Americans taking antidepressants is on the... Read more
Depression in the Brain and What’s Being Done About It
Depression isn’t just being sad. It is often a chronic condition and it sometimes claims the lives of the people that it affects. Many people with depression struggle with going to seek help but those that do often find that the treatment may not work for them. Some of... Read more
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