The Synaptic Modulation of Anxiety Experiences

What we know as anxiety is often misinterpreted as referring to the diagnosis of an anxiety disorder. Whilst some might use the word to refer to an abnormal state of anxiety, generally the word anxiety refers to the body’s natural response to stress. As humans, we are prone to feel anxious in ‘threatening’ situations – […]

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The effects of complex trauma on later development

You might recall, we have introduced some of the concepts underlying the effects of childhood trauma or adversity on the adult brain in the past. However, there is (like most literature on this subject) more to learn! In a recent cohort study at King’s College London, the researchers investigated whether different types of traumas imply […]

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Nuisance or Blessing – the song that’s stuck in your head

Inarguably, music has been shown to have a positive impact on an individual’s wellbeing; with recent studies also showing that it has the proclivity to enhance memory. According to a study conducted at Davis, University of California, researchers discovered that the experience of having a song stuck in your head may play a significant role in […]

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A Feeling of Drowning- ‘Burnout’ Syndrome

Everybody feels stressed – it’s a part of life. Whether it’s about deadlines, work, illness or more, stress can become incredibly overwhelming. If you are not able to take a step back and gain back some of that strength, the circumstances of stress can be stronger than you expect. Burnout Burnout or ‘professional burnout’, is […]

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