IF THERE’S ONE defining feature of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s uncertainty. Will there be a vaccine? When can schools safely reopen? Will I still have a job next week? Should I book a spring vacation abroad? A crisis that we’d all hoped would be short-lived is dragging on indefinitely, and the list of unanswered questions keeps growing. Continue reading How to Deal With the Anxiety of Uncertainty
A new understanding of long-overlooked cells called microglia is challenging the assumption that body and brain function are completely independent. Continue reading The Tiny Brain Cells That Connect Our Mental and Physical Health
Depression is a tricky beast. Symptoms vary widely from person to person, as does the response to treatment. But there’s no question that genetic makeup plays an important role, and understanding the genetic architecture of depression could help us better understand how to treat it. Continue reading Largest Study of Its Kind Identifies 44 Genetic Risk Factors for Depression
Does the thought of leaving your pet behind in an evacuation keep you up at night? If so, you’re not alone. A recent paper in the American Journal of Public Healthhighlights how neglecting steps for evacuating animals, thereby forcing people to leave their pets behind, can have serious public health consequences for the pet owners—and for everybody else.
The family of Katt Williams is concerned about his odd behavior as of late. They are trying to convince him to get psychiatric help, but he refuses to.
Years ago, with the start date of a new job closing in, I made the mistake of trying to explain my mounting panic to the guy I was dating at the time. “I’m so afraid of screwing up,” I told him, trying to keep my voice even, “with the ADHD stuff. I’ll forget something or get it wrong or …”