Rewiring the Brain: Zapping with Precision
Devices that stimulate the nervous system through electric current are now being used to treat depression, movement disorders, and chronic pain. Our author, a Stanford professor and senior scientific research director for Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center in Palo Alto, CA, provides insight on the various strategies now available.
Grief vs. DepressionPsychiatry Grapples with Defining the Lines Between ‘Typical’ Grieving, ‘Complicated’ Grief, and Clinical Depression
The interrelationships between grief and depression are multifaceted–they share common features and can co-occur. How do we differentiate between these similar but different mental states?
Gut Feelings on Parkinson’s and Depression
Sometimes referred to as the “second genome” or the “second brain,” scientists now believe that the microbiota, the collective bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, may be a way to treat any number of disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and depression.