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Information and Inspiration For Anyone With a Brain

How Dehydration Contributes To Depression

Dehydration and depression are linked in several ways. In fact, one of the symptoms of chronic dehydration can be depression. Because depression is a multi-faceted condition with several causes, involving multiple parts of your body, it would be an overstatement to say that all depression is affected by dehydration. However, in many cases, dehydration could[...]

Why You Can Easily Remember A Face…But Not A Name

It’s happened to all of us. You can recall every detail about the cute boy who had the locker beside you during your senior year of high school. You can clearly see the bright blue tennis shoes he always wore. His crooked smile comes vividly to mind. He had a mole just at the outer[...]

How Listening To Music Benefits Your Brain

It’s long been said that music is mind medicine. Advances in neuroscience and brain imaging are revealing what’s happening in the brain to prove this true. Research shows that listening to music can reduce anxiety, depression, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, memory, increase some cognitive functions, enhance learning and concentration,[...]

Is This The Best New Solution To The Depression Epidemic?

Depression has become a global epidemic. According to The World Health Organization 2016 fact sheet, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression globally. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. The condition can detrimentally affect a person’s ability to work, have[...]

How to Use Positive Memories to Increase Positive Emotions

Memories are powerful. Far from being the passive remnants of our history, our memories actively shape our experiences, our relationships and our life stories that we are yet to create. Now, exciting new research has found that our positive memories can also be used to increase positive emotions. We are wired to remember the things[...]

Why You Need To Give Your Brain A Break

Stress is the new norm. With the growth of the infinite internet, 500 channel 24-hour television, and mobile phones that are really little computers, you are now bombarded with five times as much information every day as a person received in 1986. According to Welcome to the information age: Every day the average person produces[...]

4 Methods Proven To Relieve Depressive Symptoms Quickly

The latest research is suggesting that we look at depression in a radically different way. Study after study is concluding that the condition is not as simple as a chemical imbalance in the brain. New information points to depression being an “epigenetic syndrome,” which means that rather than being at the mercy of your DNA, your[...]

6 Common Substances That Could Be Contributing To Your Depression

Plenty of studies have determined that your diet directly affects mental health, depression and anxiety specifically, by impacting the bacteria in your gut and how they contribute to inflammation in your body. Gut bacteria are gatekeepers which sound the alarm by sending inflammatory messages to your body and brain. What goes into your body has everything[...]

How To Get A Depression Resistant Brain

Depression has become a global epidemic, and the outlook for the future only gets worse. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, depression will be the second-leading killer only surpassed by heart disease. Some people still question whether depression is “real.” It’s real. It kills. It almost killed me. What Depression Looks Like In Your[...]