Author Archives: Marilyn Langeman

A ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’: No Treatment Helped Her Depression — Until This

It’s the first study of individualized brain stimulation to treat severe depression. Sarah’s case raises the possibility the method may help people who don’t respond to other therapies .https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/04/health/depression-treatment-deep-brain-stimulation.html

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Teresa Hedley: A family journey with autism

October is autism awareness month in Canada. It is estimated that 1 in 66 children and youth has been diagnosed with autism in Canada, yet Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that remains misunderstood by many people. Teresa Hedley … Continue reading

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Inside Mental Health Podcast: Juilliard Conductor with Bipolar Disorder

Episode Description The Me2/Orchestra was co-founded and is conducted by Juilliard graduate Ronald Braunstein, who lives with bipolar disorder. His orchestra is featured in the new documentary, “Orchestrating Change,” that tells the inspiring story of the only orchestra in the … Continue reading

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Living with an Asperger Profile for Adults

For more than two decades, AANE staff have learned about the talents and struggles of adults with Asperger profiles. Working closely and talking extensively with adults with Asperger’s, ranging in age from 18 to 83, along with their parents, relatives, … Continue reading

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How Systemic Racial Injustice and Trauma Leads to Bad Health Outcomes for Black People

Racism is killing us. According to the Office of Minority Health, “African Americans have 2.3 times the infant mortality rate as non-Hispanic whites.” Regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, John Hopkins University states that, “while Black Americans represent only about 13% of the population in the … Continue reading

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To ‘Keep Sharp’ This Year, Keep Learning, Advises Neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta

Perhaps some of your senses start to diminish, your eyesight – you may need reading glasses – your hearing, things like that. But your ability to actually be able to process, to understand, to apply, that really – not only … Continue reading

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How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind. It’s been shown over and over again that just thinking about something can cause your brain to release … Continue reading

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Neuroscience, kindness and compassion – doing something good for your own brain

Seeing someone else in pain or suffering can be very difficult. For many, we experience a sympathetic sense of the pain and suffering within ourselves and it can almost seem healthier to harden the heart and avoid taking it in. … Continue reading

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When science meets mindfulness

In recent decades, public interest in mindfulness meditation has soared. Paralleling, and perhaps feeding, the growing popular acceptance has been rising scientific attention. Still, there are a handful of key areas — including depression, chronic pain, and anxiety — in … Continue reading

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What Happens to Your Body When You’re Thinking?

If you accept the scientific view that your thoughts are physical parts of your brain and that changing your thoughts can have an effect on your body, then you’ve just developed a powerful weapon. https://www.verywellmind.com/what-happens-when-you-think-4688619

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