Should We Label Addiction as Physical or Psychological?
When people talk about the true nature of addiction, there is often a debate between whether addiction it purely a psychological ailment, or a physical abnormality. Stigma informs the idea that addiction is a moral failing, or a weakness of character. However, decades of research in various fields of study inform the designation that addiction . . . . Continue Reading
Curing Depression Through Food?
Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that affects millions. Depression causes severe symptoms that affect how we feel and handle daily activities. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options out there that help with symptoms of depression. With the right treatment, anyone can find a way to overcome their depression. No one . . . . Continue Reading
5 Common Misconceptions about Antidepressants
I’ll be honest, the first time I heard about someone close to me taking antidepressants, I responded with an uninformed misconception. While I was empathetic towards the situation, having dealt with depression and anxiety issues myself, I assumed taking the medication was a quick-fix solution. You had to be tough in this world, right? Taking . . . . Continue Reading
How Happiness Looks Like in Our Brain
Author: Shernide Delva Many wonder how to obtain happiness. Some may ponder what happiness even is. Few, however, wonder how happiness actually looks like in the brain. Now researchers have discovered the answer to happiness, from a neurological perspective. Happiness, according to the study, is a combination of happy emotions and satisfaction of life coming together in . . . . Continue Reading
Oxytocin Nasal Sprays May Treat Mental Illness
If you ever had a stuffy nose, you might have used nasal sprays to help you decongest. Now, there is a product being tested for mental illness that delivers treatments through the nose. Researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness. The treatment would deliver . . . . Continue Reading
Meth Brain Damage Looks Like Self-Inflicted Schizophrenia
Crystal meth is a dangerous and extremely damaging illicit drug, with many immediate and long term effects, some of which are dealt directly to the brain. A new study published by researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia has revealed more detail as to how the methamphetamine-induced sensitization of the brain works, and that the . . . . Continue Reading