Chronic inflammation removes motivation by reducing dopamine in the brain
Why do we feel listless when we are recovering from an illness? The answer is, apparently, that low-grade chronic inflammation interferes with the dopaminergic signaling system in the brain that motivates us to do things.
New study has linked ADHD with fatty acids
In May 2019, researchers in Spain published a study in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Sciences, showing a connection between diet and ADHD. The researchers recruited 135 participants between the ages of 4 and 14. They split them into two groups: those diagnosed with ADHD and those without an ADHD diagnosis. For the study, researchers had the parents of the participants complete a food frequency questionnaire to track what their children ate and drank over a 3-day period. What they…
Video Game Addiction Is Now Officially A Mental Health Disorder
In what is only news to people who aren't parents of Fortnite addicted teens and tweens, video game addiction is now a real thing. The World Health Organization has officially added video game addiction (defined
The Best Foods To Boost Your Mood
A month after upping her intake of the so-called “big 12” nutrients, Lorraine Pascale has “a spring in my step and more peace in my head”
4 Strategies to Stop Social Anxiety In Its Tracks
If relationships didn’t carry any meaning, then we would never experience social anxiety. Here are 4 strategies to ward off social anxiety and gain the connection you desire.
Teens and screens are a bad blend for emotional maturity, research suggests | CBC News
A recent doubling in teen rates of self-harm in Canada adds urgency to calls for community-based mental health services.
5 Ways to Work With Your Mind to Stop Negative Thoughts - The Best Brain Possible
Instead of going wherever your mind takes you, you can take control of and guide your mind by working with your thoughts. Here are 5 ways to do that.
Serotonin's Role in Depression and Willpower (and how you can make more naturally) - The Best Brain Possible
The neurochemical serotonin plays a key role in determining your mood and willpower. There are ways you can increase serotonin naturally.