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A Better Approach to Mental Disorders

These days we have ADD/ADHD, PTSD, OCD, GAD. Phobias, depression, eating disorders, panic disorders — the list of mental disorders is very long. Did we have so many disorders a few decades ago, or have we just gone overboard with classifying diseases? Are we so...

Brain Repair at Any Age

Ever reboot your computer? When you do, you are probably trying to solve a problem your computer is displaying, and you know that starting over may be the best way to go forward. There is no “trick” used in computing that isn’t used in the design of our bodies....

Memories — Colored by Emotions and Feelings

How accurate are your memories? When you compare memories of events with others, do you find yourself arguing over the details? How many of your memories are colored by emotions or feelings more than specific details? Memories are part of our thinking process....

Cancer Therapies Can Harm Your Best Cancer Weapon

Imagine a war scene. Your commander gives you the good news: “To aid your battle, we are calling for a wide-scale bombing of the entire battlefield. Many of you will be killed, but also many of the enemy. The death toll on the enemy will be tremendous. Don’t worry —...

Gut Communication — Fast Path to the Brain

How often when you feel poorly for no apparent reason are you told, “It’s all in your head”? We think of the brain as the location of all thoughts and emotions; actually, even what’s “in your head” isn’t just in your head! You are much more tightly connected to your...

Stress shuts down memory and harms us

Are you forgetting things more readily these days? Are you stressed? Poor memory and stress go together! Some of this may seem obvious: when you are stressed, you are focused on the current crisis, and your mind is distracted. You’ve probably noticed that when you get...