6-week-long chronic unpredictable mild stress produces significant depression and anxiety-like behavior in rats!
Inflammation in the brain occurs at 1/3 of depressed people! Now there’s evidence that this could be because cell creation in the brain is reduced and cell death there is accelerated.
Psychedelics could play a neuroprotective role in the human brain. Bad proteins (associated with brain lesion, degeneration, and inflammation) are downregulated and good ones (connected to cellular mechanisms for learning and memory) upregulated!
Bright light therapy could help people suffering from bipolar disorder!
Posts I really loved:
Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery and Risk of Suicide
The suicide attempt rate of patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery to lose weight increased by 50%!
7 Simple Ways to Impact the World With Little Time or Money
“Positively impacting others is far more meaningful than the satisfaction of a personal goal that wears off after a day.”
But how do you find the time to volunteer or how the money to donate for a cause you that’s important to you?
My favourite suggestions:
An app that donates $.25 to charity for every mile you walk, run or hike – biking raises $.10!
Or do you like to train your brain instead of your body? FreeRice.com donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme for each right answer!
You could just click your way to doing good with “The Hunger Site“: Daily clicking the yellow button on top of the page helps raising food without spending your money or time! (Okay, a little bit time but that’s just not worth mentioning, is it? 😉 )
Unloved Daughters and the One Question You Must Stop Asking
Feeling not loved by your mother is a feeling you most certainly will drag along your whole life. And the nagging question: Why?
The answer is not that you’re somehow unlovable but that something’s wrong with your mother and it tremendously helps realizing exactly that!