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Mood Disorders

It’s the Simple Stuff That Makes You––And Your Brain––Happy

Sometimes when we want to change our mood, we overlook the small stuff and focus on the big stuff. Instead of looking at what’s simple and right in front of us, we tend to look beyond into the aspirational abyss…. Continue Reading →

What Happens When Your Brain Doesn’t Sleep?

We have reported before about how important sleep is for good brain function and long-term cognitive health, as well as some proven ways to improve your sleep. But what happens when your brain doesn’t sleep? Here is a fun, in-depth… Continue Reading →

The Strange Tale of Phineas Gage

Phineas Gage began the day of September 13, 1848 as a man remarkable only to those who knew him personally. He worked as the foreman of a railway construction gang in Vermont, where his group was preparing the bed for… Continue Reading →

Hans Selye: The Discovery of Stress

G.A.S. Spells Stress As with so many wondrous discoveries of science and medicine, it was by chance that Hungarian-born Hans Selye (1907-1982) stumbled upon the idea of the General Adaptation Syndrome (G.A.S.), which he first wrote about in the British… Continue Reading →

Depressed Like You: The Myth of Teen Angst

From a distance depression can seem like no big deal. After all, who doesn’t feel a little down in the dumps sometimes? But depression in America is a big deal and it’s projected to become an even bigger and more… Continue Reading →

An Active Anguish

“There is nothing good to be said for it except that it gives you the experience of how it must be to be old, to be old and sick, to be dying; to be slow of mind; to be lacking… Continue Reading →

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