Brain inflammation underlies chronic depression

Traditional treatment for chronic depression typically involves medications that impact brain neurotransmitters — brain chemicals responsible for mood, motivation, behavior, and mental activity. However, many patients with depression do not respond well to pharmaceutical treatment or natural remedies such as 5-HTP or Saint John’s Wort. While the conventional medical model insists on sticking with these…

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How Einstein’s brain revolutionized our understanding of common brain-based symptoms and disorders

For many years we thought brain function was only about neurons, synapses, and neurotransmitters. However, recent developments in neuroscience have shown us how the brain’s immune cells, which outnumber neurons 10 to 1, are vital to how well the brain functions. We have Albert Einstein’s brain to thank for that discovery — his brain had significantly more immune cells…

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