Researchers have found that CBT is roughly half as effective in treating depression as it used to be (The Guardian):
“Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering…So it was unsettling to learn, from a paper in the journal Psychological Bulletin, that it seems to be getting less effective over time. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Drs. Kerrie-Anne Ho and Colleen Loo
—For people with severe depression, incorrect application can worsen their condition or cause memory loss. Nathan O’Nions/Flickr, CC BY-NC
Around 350 million people worldwide have depression. Antidepressant medications are often prescribed to treat the condition, alongside talking therapies and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise.
But a substantial proportion of people either don’t respond to antidepressants, or experience such significant side effects that they’d prefer not to take them.
In search of Read the rest of this entry »
Israeli computer ‘game’ teaches brain to be happier (Haaretz):
“There are people who think dwelling on their emotions is helpful, viewing it as a kind of wrestling match with their inner demons. But according to psychologists, it’s Read the rest of this entry »
Just a quick note: we’ll host a webinar on January 30th to discuss key market predictions based on “The Digital Brain Health Market 2012-2020: Web-based, mobile and biometrics-based technology to assess, monitor and enhance cognition and brain functioning”, our new market report.
Here are 10 predictions, many of which will likely be realized before the end of 2013: Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Dear Mr or Mrs Next US President,
We are glad to welcome you to our blog carnival. After a short hiatus, Encephalon is back and gathering steam. We have prepared this “revival” edition just for you, so you can be well informed and impress us all during the upcoming Sciencedebate 2008.
Without further ado, let’s proceed to the questions posed by 24 bloggers on neuroscience and psychology issues. We hope they provide, at the very least, good mental stimulation for you and your advisors.
Do I deserve to vote even if I don’t have Free Will? (Marc at Neuroscientifically Challenged).
If culture sculpts our brains, what can our brains do to refine our culture first? (Stephanie at Brains On Purpose).
Is God more than a flying brain? (Jessica at bioephemera).
Is Your brain really reading This? (Pete at Brain Hammer).
A Few Intrusive Questions
Do you play any musical instrument? (Megan at SharpBrains).
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