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How childhood trauma affects the brain

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, …

The Brain

This is what it’s like to suffer from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder – ‘I had contemplated suicide’

As a woman, chances are you’ve suffered with PMS at some point in your life.<p>The headaches, cramps, moodiness and fatigue that come as part and parcel …

Mental Health

How child abuse can alter the adult brain - Futurity

Changes in the brain caused by childhood abuse or trauma may contribute to the emergence of depressive disorders and suicidal behavior, researchers …

The Brain

8 Shocking Facts About the Way Women Think, Backed by Science

They're a more complex species of human than you already thought.The post 8 Shocking Facts About the Way Women Think, Backed by Science appeared …

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science | Inc.com

The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach your goals.<p>But you don't have to let a pessimistic outlook or foreboding inner …

The Brain

What You Need to Know About Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters Definition and List<p>Neurotransmitters are chemicals that cross synapses to transmit impulses from a neuron to another neuron, …

Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state

A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering therapy involving nerve stimulation.<p>The treatment challenges a widely-accepted view that there is no prospect of a patient recovering consciousness if …

Neurophilosophy