Neuroscience might have the answer: GABA, a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in suppressing unwanted thoughts and memories. And there’s good news: You can actually help your brain to improve this process! Continue reading How does your brain stop unwanted thoughts?
Sometimes, depression doesn’t start in the brain!
How our immune system can trigger symptoms of depressive disorders. Continue reading Sick of it! Depression and the immune system
Experiencing excessive work-related stress and fatigue is common, but it takes a physical and emotional toll that is often underestimated. What is the mechanism behind burnout, and what distinguishes it from a mental disorder? Continue reading Investigating Burnout – Getting Burned Out?
Why are people affected by stress differently? Let’s discuss the behavioral and neural mechanisms of stress, how these can differ between individuals, and what you can do to improve your own capacity to deal with stress. Continue reading Stress – why it affects some people but not others and what you can do to belong to the second group
Discussions about the mind influencing the body’s functions, and the health of the body influencing the mind, have been a persistent part of folk medicine for centuries. The question then soon arises, to what extent, if at all, is there a scientific basis to such claims, removed from all the woohoo of alternative medicine? Continue reading The Mind, The Brain and Immunity
Oxytocin is a hormone involved in a host of processes, like birth and lactation, but you have probably heard of it as the “love hormone”. In fact, this popular image of oxytocin may need an update. Continue reading Oxytocin – The Story of a Misunderstood Hormone