What causes panic disorder? Crucial new research

What causes panic disorder? Crucial new research

There were no crossing lights or a gate arm. The panic disorder locomotive slammed into me in 1973. And at 19-years-old, the course of my life was forever changed. So what fuels this runaway train? Scientists thought they were close, until this came along…

It’s not your grandparents’ ECT

It’s not your grandparents’ ECT

Randle McMurphy chomps down on a bite guard, electrodes are placed on both sides of his head, the juice flows, and the seizure begins. Several weeks later his limp body, forehead scarred, is returned to the ward.

Our reward system and dopamine: All about dopamine

Our reward system and dopamine: A life-sustaining trap

The brain’s design is difficult to wrap one’s head around. Just one example is our dopamine-driven reward system. Without it, we don’t exist. With it, we could get caught in a dangerous trap. It’s fascinating and important, so let’s dig in…

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