The Power of Wake

College students commonly "get high and pull all-nighters." Can researchers study college students gone wild to treat depression and other disorders?
David Hellerstein

Unlocking the Unconscious: 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago Short Term Dynamic Therapy was poised to take over the world of psychotherapy. What happened?

Machine Learning and Antidepressant Response

Machine learning offers a powerful new method of exploring response to antidepressant medicine and a host of other treatments throughout medicine, a JAMA Psychiatry report shows.

The Mysteries of Habit

Neuroscience research brings together seemingly unrelated conditions...anorexia, OCD and substance use disorders...which may share common -- and difficult-to-modify -- brain circuits related to habit learning.

How Can You Exercise Your Depression Away?

How can you incorporate exercise into treatment of depression? Practical advice for making effective changes that stick.

How Does Exercise Treat Depression?

Exercise is often prescribed for people with depression, as a supplement for therapy and medication, or even as a treatment in itself. Research shows it's effective, but for whom?

Key Brain Circuits Activate When Your Mind is at Rest

When you close your eyes and let your mind wander, where does it go? New research shows depression to be a disorder of excessive mind-wandering.

Can TETRIS Prevent PTSD?

Neuroscientists try to interrupt the deposition of traumatic memories associated with PTSD—with the video game Tetris and the old standby morphine.

On Trauma and Resilience: 10 Years After 9/11

All of us are haunted by memories of 9/ can we best cope with a fear-filled world?

"How Can I Become More Resilient?"

Coping with unprecedented, unpredictable stresses of today's world--is it possible to learn to increase your resilience?

Don't Forget the Brain! Physical Health is Key to Treating Depression

Recent research proves that physical health has a profound effect on the brain, and in turn the health of the brain has a profound impact on the course of psychiatric disorders. Brain health is thus now an essential component of the care of depression and anxiety disorders--and physical health is essential in maintaining a healthy brain!

Medications, Therapy, Exercise in Treating Depression...All Remodel the Brain

Treatments for depression, including medicines and psychotherapy, remodel the brain. It is becoming increasingly possible to undo the damage associated with major depression and anxiety disorders...and to achieve recovery.

The Crucial Importance of Treating Depression to 'Remission'

It is important not only to get a patient's depression to 'respond' to treatment (symptoms about half-way better) but to get the person so much better that their symptoms are basically no different from a person without depression.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders Damage Your Brain, Especially When Untreated

Study after study shows that clinical depression and anxiety disorders--not to mention severe conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and drug abuse--cause measurable changes in key areas of the brain.

Neuroplasticity and Depression

In the past decade it has become clear how the brain constantly remodels itself through adult life...both causing and possibly allowing recovery from disorders

Heal Your Brain: Introduction to the New Neuropsychiatry

Given the thousands of neuroscience studies over the past few decades, is it possible to distill basic principles that can improve treatment of depression and anxiety disorders? Here are 6 key principles to improving outcome of treatment.