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How the Brain Gives Rise to Thoughts, Emotion, Behaviors, and Relationships
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on June 4, 2020
Neuroimaging studies suggest that the brain code that signals “threat” is automatically activated to a greater degree by encountering black people.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on April 28, 2020
During times of confinement to our homes, every person becomes a mirror for everyone else in their family.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on April 2, 2020
The human brain has an enormous ability to imagine. Anxiety and worry are byproducts of this imaginary system. Worry is a creative story that is based on some true occurrences.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on March 21, 2020
What is absolutely needed is physical distancing—not social distancing—at the first suspicion of a pandemic.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on March 13, 2020
One way to distract ourselves from a colossal problem is to create other solvable ones.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on December 20, 2019
Studies have noted several differences in the biology of women who suffer from PMDD and those who do not—most notably, differences in emotion regulation networks in the brain.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on December 3, 2019
According to the National Poison Data System, there were 13 deaths between 2016-2017 as a result of the misuse of the anti-diarrhea medication loperamide.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on November 17, 2019
Winter blues are a result of complicated biochemical changes in the brain that cause changes in our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors depending on the season.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on November 8, 2019
Patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease appear to have a less diverse gut microbiome compared to age- and sex-matched controls.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on October 2, 2019
Anxious mothers might not maximally benefit from parenting because of their excessive uncontrollable worries. They often miss out on the present.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on September 8, 2019
Among other benefits, exercise increases chemicals known as brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF), which are crucially involved in learning and memory.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on August 23, 2019
Stress prevention and management during mid-life may significantly reduce women's risk of dementia and related disorders.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on August 7, 2019
Patients with psychiatric disorders such as depression have different populations of gut microbes compared to healthy individuals.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on July 17, 2019
There are differences in the brains of people who reject tasty unhealthy foods and those who succumb. But you can change that.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on April 24, 2019
Romantic love is a key ingredient in healthy marriages. When It is achieved, it creates an addictive need that sustains a connection for decades.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on April 5, 2019
The brains of those at high risk for depression become more similar to low-risk brains when they strongly value religious beliefs.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on February 12, 2019
The data suggests that throughout the adult life span, normal female brains are more youthful than men's. In this study, female brains were on average 4 years younger than men's.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on January 26, 2019
There are stressful situations that promote strength. The criteria: Stress you can tolerate, manage successfully, and have control over. Anything short of that can cause damage.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on December 19, 2018
High levels of glucocorticoids that accompany chronic stress activate forgetting circuits, inhibit the birth of new neurons, and eventually kill hippocampal cells.
Marwa Azab Ph.D. on November 29, 2018
Anxiety compels the sufferer to keep running from an invisible monster to an unknown destination.