Brain Disorder and Science

Toward a new understanding of mental illness: Thomas Insel

There are about 100 billion neurons, and 100 trillion synapses are working in your brain at any given moment. We are far from to know how do they do? It is also a big question why they stop working as they are supposed to do?

But there is good news that science has started to understand the brain in new dimensions. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, reveals how we need to look at brain disorders like depression and schizophrenia, with a new thought process. He prefers the term brain disorder over the mental disorder for a good reason. 

We take behavioral changes as symptoms of mental disorder. However, Thomas Insel discloses that behavioral changes appear decades after the beginning of psychological disorder. His presentation shows that mental disorder may start at any age, even before someone's 20th birthday. He notes that reducing gray matter may cause disorder in your brain.

He has concluded that early detection and intervention in mental disorder can give us the best outcome. 

How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's? - Alanna Shaikh

Alanna Shaikh found her father suffering from Alzheimer's. On study she found more than 70 million people suffering from Dimensia.

She supports attempts to prevent this disease, but she has failed to find any protection which yields 100% results. She jumps to the conclusion that every person should prepare herself or himself for a mental disorder.

She mentions three things that can prepare one for such a mental disorder. Interesting to watch!

4 powerful poems about Parkinson's and growing older: Robin Morgan

What happens when you start some mental disorder?

This video is a story of a brilliant mind in such a situation. 

The poet, author, editor and activist Robin Morgan writes four powerful poems to explain her experience of Parkinson's disease. She also takes it very seriously that women are not given an equal importance for research on the mental disorder. 

Her just-finished book, Dark Matter: New Poems, is due out in 2016. 

Can any diet help preventing brain disorder?

The opinions are sharply divided into diets or supplements to prevent a mental disorder. No medicine can stop it entirely. However, these diet supplements may help us to delay a mental disorder as much as possible.

There are a lot of companies selling these supplements. These diets are called Nootropics and are taken as brain food. If you desire to take any of them, please do your independent research and even take advice from your physician.

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