Psychiatrists hail benefits of ‘transformational’ drug, and call for more trials to explore its potential Thousands of people with severe depression could obtain urgent relief if experimental treatment
It was disappointing to read such an uncritical description of the latest analysis of antidepressant trials that does not address doubts about the widespread use of these drugs (The drugs do work, says
Existing guidance that symptoms are minimal leads to misdiagnosis and ‘harmful long-term prescribing’ Half of all those taking antidepressants experience withdrawal problems when they try to give them
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Silicon Valley is keen to exploit the brain chemical credited with keeping us tapping on apps and social media In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of
How leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can
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Fresh DNA base editing breakthrough brings hope of potential treatment for huge number of diseases that arise as a result of a single genetic ‘misspelling’ A breakthrough in “chemical surgery” that can
Take a careful look at the image of two brains on this page. The picture is of the brains of two three-year-old children. It’s obvious that the brain on the left is much bigger than the one on the right.
Patients unresponsive to conventional treatments benefit when treated with natural psychoactive compound, but researchers warn against self medication Magic mushrooms may effectively “reset” the activity
It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease. You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid
The former Coventry, Liverpool and Wigan goalkeeper talks about dealing with depression, leaving the game and why players should not suffer in silence Chris Kirkland felt trapped, paralysed, desperate.
I wish he knew how overwhelming being sad during a depressive state is ... sometimes it would be really nice to get a hug, instead of just the cold shoulder and being ignored because it is difficult to