Childhood Deprivation Associated With Having Smaller Brains

Neuroplasticity, the brain’s natural ability to continuously adapt and change in response to influences in our environment, sustains normal learning and development. It also encourages recovery of function after an injury or damage. At the same time, it can also leave our brain vulnerable to the negative effects of harmful psychosocial experiences, such as maltreatment. […]

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Less Stress Means Healthier Eating

Compelling evidence reveals that high levels of stress are linked with low income, weight gain, and obesity. Notwithstanding that, research has also drawn links between socio-economic situations and associated stress levels. For instance, those living with chronic life stress, not an uncommon trope among those with low incomes, have a higher preference for energy-dense food, […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder Management: A Lapse in Healthcare?

Internationally, stigma surrounding mental illness and people with mental illness has reduced due to greater understanding, education and advocacy in the community, and more focus on recovery‐oriented care within practice guidelines. With all this being said, it is clear that we still have progress to make in the domain of mental illness. One such example […]

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