The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They’re Not What You Think







Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it any more, you will likely be told a story. It happened to me when I was a teenager in the 1990s. You feel this way, my doctor said, because your brain isn’t working right. It isn’t producing the necessary chemicals. You need to take drugs, and they will fix your broken brain.

Leer Más

Maconha na adolescência é uma fábrica de losers

“Maconha na adolescência é uma fábrica de losers”, afirma psiquiatra Sérgio de Paula Ramos. – Especialista em dependência química com mais de 40 anos de carreira, o médico ressalta que a intervenção precoce é fundamental

A dependência química é uma doença democrática, define o psiquiatra e psicanalista Sérgio de Paula Ramos, 67 anos. Atinge, na mesma medida, as classes alta, média e baixa. No país, 12% da população têm transtorno por uso de álcool; de 4% a 5%, por consumo de outras drogas; e dependentes de tabaco somam 13% dos brasileiros. É o grande problema de saúde pública deste século, segundo o médico, uma das mais destacadas autoridades no tema.

Leer Más

New Study Reveals Harmful Effects of Dim Light Exposure During Sleep

(Para leer el artículo en español, haga click aquí, o en la imagen)

  • Exposure to very dim light during sleep — even if it does not noticeably impair your sleep — may affect your brain function and cognition during the day
  • Sleeping under 10 lux light conditions decreased activation in a brain region involved in response inhibition, attentional control and the detection of relevant cues when performing a task the following day
  • Animal research found that nighttime exposure to 5 lux for three weeks in a row produced depression-like symptoms and impaired cognition

Leer Más


Every day we are exposed to toxins from our environment. We may ingest lead and copper from drinking water, phosphate from processed food and soda, various synthetic chemicals from plastic food containers, and pesticides from fruits and vegetables. Both natural heavy metals and man-made chemicals disrupt hormones and brain development. The brain, especially the developing brain, is very vulnerable to contaminants because of its large size (relative to total body weight) and its high concentration of fats which serve as a reservoir for toxicants to build up. This article will explain the role that heavy metals and environmental toxins play in ADHD.

Leer Más

Insight creates new memories in the brain

Recombining memories. Sometimes the relationship between events (the left and right puzzle pieces) is onlyl understood once the ‘final puzzle piece’ comes to light (in the middle). For the first time, researchers were able to record the signature of this process.
Scientists have visualized – for the first time – how the brain recombines memories of past events when these are complemented by new information.
Scientists from Radboud University have visualized — for the first time — how the brain recombines memories of past events when these are complemented by new information. Scientific paper Current Biology published their results on March 30.

Leer Más

The road to Alzheimer’s disease is lined with processed foods

Dementia haunts the United States. There’s no one without a personal story about how dementia has touched someone they care for. But beyond personal stories, the broader narrative is staggering: By 2025, we are on track to have almost 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US lone. That’s roughly the population of NYC, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. Now add a few more cities to take care of them.

Leer Más