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Can herbs cure depression?

Neurobiology, 21-10-2020

Herbal medicines are often considered safer for health and as effective or even better than “chemical” drugs. In the treatment of depression, St. John’s wort is most often indicated, but you can also read about other herbal preparations helpful in the treatment of this disease. What do scientific studies say about their effectiveness?

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twarz bez emocji
twarz bez emocji

Alexithymia or emotional illiteracy

Neurobiology, Psychology, 20-10-2020

The term “alexithymia” was introduced in the 1970s by Sifneos and Nemiah, who noticed that patients with psychosomatic diseases often have problems with talking about their emotions, focus on details, have poor imagination and a rigid body posture. The term comes from the Greek words a – lack, lexis – the word, thymos – emotions, […]

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makaron bezglutenowy
makaron bezglutenowy

The role of diet in autism spectrum disorders

Neurobiology, 18-10-2020

It is not difficult to find information on the internet about the benefits of a special diet in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Most often, parents decide to introduce a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, but it is not a problem to find positive information also about other diets. The problem, however, is finding scientific […]

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strach

The smell of emotions

Neurobiology, 17-10-2020

It is well known that many animals communicate their emotional states by changing their body odor, but the role of the sense of smell in humans has been underestimated for many years. However, research indicates that communication of emotions through smells also occurs in us.

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róża

Smell can help you learn

Neurobiology, 16-10-2020

It has long been known that sleeping after learning can help you remember what you’ve learned. However, not everyone knows that this effect can be enhanced thanks to the smells perceived by the brain during learning and then sleeping.

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kolory
kolory

The influence of colors on emotions and abilities

Psychology, 14-10-2020

Colors are a very important issue for many people. Choosing the right color for the interior or clothing is often a difficult decision. However, those who expect that I will give simple advice will be disappointed ;) The psychology of colors is not yet a developed field of science and there are no simple tips. […]

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skoki spadochronowe
skoki spadochronowe

Not every skydiver is a risk taker

Psychology, Skydiving, 13-10-2020

Skydivers are often perceived as thrill-seekers in need of high doses of adrenaline. This is confirmed by studies in which skydivers were compared to non-skydivers. However, another picture emerges from the study in which skydivers themselves were compared with each other.

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dziewczynka

Rett Syndrome

Neurobiology, 22-09-2020

Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder with a genetic background. Due to its symptoms, it is often confused with autism or cerebral palsy. Children with Rett Syndrome also often get an unfounded diagnosis of mental disabilities.

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tabletki

Are antidepressants just placebo?

Neurobiology, 02-09-2020

Maybe not “just”, because the effectiveness of antidepressants is not low, but – as Irving Kirsch proves – their effectiveness is only due to the strong placebo effect. He came to such conclusions thanks to a detailed analysis of studies on antidepressants, including those that have not been published.

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mężczyzna w znieczuleniu poddawany elektrowstrząsom

Electroshock therapy in the treatment of depression

Neurobiology, 29-08-2020

Electroshock therapy – a method of treatment introduced into psychiatry in the first half of the 20th century is still used today. It is used to this day due to its high efficiency. However, the way this therapy is carried out has changed. Today, electroconvulsive therapy is not as dangerous and painful as it used […]

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