The default mode network: What you need to know

The default mode network: What you need to know

You can get away with it with your car: “I don’t care how the brakes work, just fix ‘em.” But that won’t fly with emotional and mental illnesses. It’s important to try to understand how our brain works, especially the anatomy and physiology that generate our misery.

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.

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