Wise Words… #52

"If I accept the fact that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self mastery tool that keeps realigning me with my higher purpose for living" ~ ECKHART TOLLE

Values Questionnaire…

1. What people do I admire or consider role models in my life? 2. What are some common qualities of the people I admire? 3. What is one value that you would be willing to die for if you had to? 4. What are your top three roles in life (i.e. entrepreneur, student, husband, mother,... Continue Reading →

Multiple Sclerosis Report…

The below mentioned report outlines recommendations on the diagnosis, therapeutic strategies and improving access to treatment in Multiple Sclerosis. The core recommendation pertains to the goal of treating MS should be based on the preservation of tissue in the central nervous system and maximizing lifelong brain health by reducing disease activity. The report also recommends and calls for major policy changes... Continue Reading →

Major Depressive Disorder and Treatment Resistant Patients…

The presented paper concerns the pharmacological treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). It especially focuses on what to do when patients do not respond to a standard dose of an antidepressant. Link to paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51374854_Mood_is_indirectly_related_to_serotonin_norepinephrine_and_dopamine_levels_in_humans_A_meta-analysis_of_monoamine_depletion_studies

Transcranial direct current stimulation in post stroke aphasia and primary progressive aphasia: Current knowledge and future clinical applications…

During transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a low-intensity direct electrical current is applied to the scalp to influence the electrical activity in the underlying cortex. In most cases, the tDCS is applied at an amperage insufficient to cause neurons to generate action potentials (i.e., 1-2 mA); rather, it provides sub- threshold electrical modulation, which increases... Continue Reading →

Brain Stimulation for Depressive Symptoms…

A new research study by researchers at the University of California San Francisco has found patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region, namely, the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). The direct electrical stimulation of the affected regions of the brain has previously proven to be an... Continue Reading →

Three Shades of Depression…

Researchers from the Neural Computational Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in collaboration with their colleagues at Nara Institute of Science and Technology and clinicians at Hiroshima University have for the first time identified three sub-types of depression. Of the three sub-types of depression, one appeared to be untreatable by... Continue Reading →

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