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The Neuroscience of Depression in the Brain – Emma Allen

Depression is a multifaceted and insidious disorder, nearly as complex as the brain itself. As research continues to suggest, the onset of depression can be attributed to an interplay of the many elements that make us human—namely, our genetics, the structure and chemistry of our brains, and our lived experience. Second only, perhaps, to the … Continue reading The Neuroscience of Depression in the Brain – Emma Allen

No Scientific Evidence That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study – David DiSalvo

A new review and analysis of several studies has found that probiotics do not improve self-reported anxiety symptoms in humans, although there was evidence of minor improvements in rodents. The study reviewed 36 preclinical studies in total, 14 involving humans and 22 involving rats and mice. That’s a decent-sized sampling of the research covering a variety of probiotic … Continue reading No Scientific Evidence That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study – David DiSalvo

New Study Discovers Neurons That Rewrite Traumatic Memories – Andréa Morris

An estimated one-third of people will suffer from stress or fear-related disorders at some point in their lifetime. Certain traumatic memories can stick with us and wreak havoc, causing chronic anxiety, depression, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One of the most successful trauma treatments available is a behavioral therapy called "exposure therapy." A method … Continue reading New Study Discovers Neurons That Rewrite Traumatic Memories – Andréa Morris

Psychology – How I Trained Myself to Worry Better – Haley Goldberg

We’re in a golden age of tracking: We track our steps, our sleep, our time on Facebook and other sites we deem “productivity killers” (looking at you, Instagram). But one thing we still don’t track or think about much: the amount of time we spend worrying. It makes sense—it’s not like a wrist tracker or Google Chrome … Continue reading Psychology – How I Trained Myself to Worry Better – Haley Goldberg

When Anxiety Fears Relaxation

To continue the ongoing guest blog spots on The Bipolar Writer blog for mental health awareness month, today I am featuring a guest post from Alys. You can find her blog @ https://alysjournals.com/ When Anxiety Fears Relaxation: Productivity Anxiety I’ve been battling with anxious thoughts for as long as I’ve had a sense of self; … Continue reading When Anxiety Fears Relaxation

6 Ways To Cope With Depression & Lift Your Mood

Some days, you just can't bear to feel depressed for another minute. Are you looking for some things that you can do to help with depression when you simply can’t stay down? Do you have days where you wake up depressed and wonder how you are going to get through your day? Where you know that … Continue reading 6 Ways To Cope With Depression & Lift Your Mood

How Can A Person Deal With Anxiety

“How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his […] … Continue reading How Can A Person Deal With Anxiety

Surprising, Little-Known Side Effects Of Anxiety

Guest blogger Carina Wolff from the Bustle examines the different ways anxiety effects us outside of the standard side effects It makes for very interesting and interesting read. When people think of anxiety, they tend to think of a racing heart, incessant negative thoughts, and fatigue or low energy. But there can be more to […] … Continue reading Surprising, Little-Known Side Effects Of Anxiety

Stress impairs the brain, leading to bad decisions

(Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com) SINGAPORE: Chronic stress can have a negative effect on decision-making, according to a study by scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The study, which was published in the journal Cell, builds on research by the same team two years ago. In their experiments on stressed mice and rats, the animals were […] … Continue reading Stress impairs the brain, leading to bad decisions

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