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  1. Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    According to new data from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) and University College London (UCL), the neurotransmitter serotonin plays a vital role in the learning process, helping to speed learning. Researchers believe this explains why selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are more effective when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Their findings were recently published in the...
  2. Can Probiotics Protect Against Stress?

    Can Probiotics Protect Against Stress?

    A new study adds to growing evidence confirming that probiotics can protect against stress. Researchers are studying the application of a type of good bacteria that, if successful in human trials, may result in a probiotic-based immunization to battle mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. The Complex Link Between Gut Health and Mental Health Over time...
  3. Resveratrol and Depression: Recent Research Offers Hope for New Treatments

    Resveratrol and Depression: Recent Research Offers Hope for New Treatments

    Resveratrol, a compound most commonly know to be found in grapes and wine, has been hailed in research as a potential future treatment benefiting everything from cellular health to cardiovascular health. Many of these health benefits appear to be linked to the compound's anti-inflammatory actions. According to new research on resveratrol and depression, this safe and natural supplement may also be...
  4. Curcumin Brain Benefits Include Boosting Memory and Mood

    Curcumin Brain Benefits Include Boosting Memory and Mood

    A lot has been written lately about the health benefits of curcumin. Although many people enjoy this spice for its distinctive flavor, it appears to have even more to offer. In fact, it appears to have a variety of positive effects on health. According to several studies on curcumin and the benefits to the brain, it may even help to...
  5. How to Recognize the Telltale Signs of Burnout Before it's Too Late

    How to Recognize the Telltale Signs of Burnout Before it's Too Late

    Modern people may not be fighting lions and tigers, but we are under more stress than ever. From job-related stress to long commutes to balancing the demands of family and personal life, many just have too much on their plate. According to many psychologists, this is leading to a disorder known as burn out, which can have dire consequences for...
  6. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): How Changing Seasons Can Change Your Mood

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): How Changing Seasons Can Change Your Mood

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. The most typical pattern for SAD is that symptoms start in the late fall or early winter and go away with the arrival of spring. It is also possible for someone to experience seasonal affective disorder in a summer pattern, though this is quite...

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