Your Brain Waves Can Predict Antidepressant Efficacy

Depression is more than feeling sad or fed up for a few days, it involves persistent sadness for weeks or months. People often downplay the condition by using the term loosely or thinking that depression is not a genuine health condition. However, depression is a real illness with real and debilitating symptoms. If major depressive […]

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COVID-19 and the Brain

30-80% of COVID-19 patients experience neurological symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, loss of concentration and nausea, which may last beyond the disease recovery period. As the long-term complications of COVID-19 are not clear yet, research into the development of these neurological symptoms is essential. Two recent studies have highlighted crucial findings on the link between […]

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PTSD nightmares following sexual trauma

What are PTSD nightmares? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop following exceptionally stressful, distressing, or frightening events such as warfare or abuse. PTSD patients can experience intrusive thoughts, anxiety, nightmares, and flashbacks of past events that were of a traumatic nature. It is estimated that 71-96% of individuals diagnosed with […]

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UK COVID-19 Lockdown and Mental Health

The first UK lockdown implemented on the 23rd March 2020 restricted social activity by only allowing individuals to leave the house when absolutely necessary, and to exercise. It disallowed individuals from going to school, work, or University; thereby only making room for essential travel and movement. Given that, numerous studies have been done to investigate […]

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Improved Memory and Attention in Musically Trained Children

A recent study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the Universidad del Desarrollo Chile investigated the relationship between playing an instrument and brain development. The researchers specifically tested the working memory and attention of 40 children between the ages of 10 and 13 years. 20 of the children […]

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