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Neurotransmitters

Can Sexy Keep You Healthy?

Pamela Levin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

Stop at the magazine stand or turn on your TV and silently WITNESS! It seems like everything from liquor to automobiles to household products to a (we...

Treatment-Resistant Depression (Part 3): Maybe It's Time for a 'Noble' Prize

David Blistein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Science
David Blistein

Research into treatment-resistant depression is particularly hampered by the "silo" effect -- a myriad of individual projects with very specific parameters. In 2010 a woman named Audrey Gruss decided to do something about this seemingly intractable dysfunction.

Keeping Your Family 'Brain Healthy' in an Always Connected World

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Rosen

There is now ample evidence that technology and our busy lives overly stimulate our brains. And most family members are immersed in technology all day long, often for hours on end without a break.

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

David Blistein | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

"This is your brain. This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" -- Script for PSA by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 1987 This...

New Sleep Medications: Thinking About Profits, Not Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The Dec. 9, 2013, issue of The New Yorker published a detailed but rather misguided article by Ian Parker, "The Big Sleep," about the complicated tangle of profit, science, and psychology in the search for better drugs to aid sleep.

You Don't Need a Digital Detox: You Just Need to Learn to Set Limits and Boundaries

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Dr. Larry Rosen

A detox is an interesting idea but, quite honestly, it does not tackle the problem that our brain is often the culprit in setting up a feeling that we must constantly check in with our virtual worlds or we will miss out on something important.

Winter Blues and How to Make New Year's Resolutions Stick

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Why do we seem so incapable of accomplishing a goal that we set for ourselves and truly desire? Part of the answer has to do with timing. Winter is not an ideal season to successfully execute big changes.

Playing Our Part: Deepak Chopra At Zeitgeist Americas 2011

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Innovations in thought and technology hint at our future. How can we find the best path forward?

Neuroscience, Meet Conceptual Art

Carl Schoonover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carl Schoonover

In making the case for the raw aesthetic appeal of neuroscience data, I focus on the powerful ideas that have given us this striking visual vocabulary.

Tara Parker-Pope Interviews Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Tara Parker-Pope of the New York Times interviews Deepak Chopra deepakchopra.com ...

Parenting Advice: Why Hormones and Neurotransmitters Matter

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

I know what a gift we give our children when we don't require them to explain or justify their inherent personality, and instead encourage them to make the most of their unique temperament.

Hope For SIDS Kids And Their Parents

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recently, a little bit of good news finally surfaced in the hunt for what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): abnormal serotonin levels in the baby's brain.

The Mass Production of Mental Illness and What To Do About It

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Dr. Richard P. Bentall, professor and practitioner of clinical psychology in Britain, exposes the highly dubious nature of reigning presumptions about the causes and treatment of mental illness.

Setting Your Body Free: An Information Revolution

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Why does bad news make us sad? Why does getting a raise make us want to celebrate? Not many people have thought about these questions.

Sleep Deeper With Better Nutrition

David Wolfe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wolfe

Why do children sleep better than adults? Innovative areas of neurology and bio-psychology indicate that due to stress and poor nutrition, adults are experiencing neurotransmitter imbalances.

What Would Happen if Men Lost their Testosterone for a Few Days Each Month?

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Understanding the hormonal cycle is imperative for maximizing our physical and mental health, and the younger the woman is when she is enlightened, the better off she will be.

Faith Healing: From Jesus To Neurotransmitters

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

This was originally posted in the Washington Post's "On Faith" section in response to their question: "Do you believe that faith can effect your healt...