Category Archives: Depression

Stress and hippocampal size

“How our bodies respond to stressors to a large effect determines our overall health.” (Frodle & O´Keane, in press). The seahorse is a delicate little thing. So is its cerebral namesake. The hippocampus, which is the scientific name of the … Continue reading

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Old brains, young brains and healthy brains.

In Gulliver´s Travels (1726) Jonathan Swift described the darker side of very advanced age. The immortal Struldbrugs of Luggnugg did not enjoy the everlasting wisdom, knowledge and happiness that Gulliver longed for himself. Rather, they all lost their memory, forgot … Continue reading

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Mind over matter: Change your mood, experience new things and change your brain

The effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of depression and anxiety, among other disorders, has been demonstrated in many scientific studies. CBT is a class of psychotherapeutic interventions which is always based on the premise that it … Continue reading

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