How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last few years gotten a grasp and acceptance of this concept. It essentially means that your brain has intimate connections with the gut and another entity in our gut, the second brain, …

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Could Autism Be Caused by Gut Microbes? | Dr. Emeran Mayer

Could Autism Be Caused by Gut Microbes? | Dr. Emeran Mayer

Autism is both a devastating problem and it’s still a puzzle largely what causes or what has been causing the dramatic increase in the prevalence of this disease in the last 40 years or so. So it’s almost like an exponential increase. Part of that is really due to better diagnosis and the diagnostic criteria. …

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The Psychopath Next Door :: James Fallon

Go to a party with fifty people in it, there’s a psychopath, a full-blown psychopath there. There’s probably five borderline psychopaths there. They’re not going to kill you, rape you, or maybe even take your money, but they’re going to manipulate the situation, make you look bad, or use you in some way. Something bad …

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Depression is a silent killer. A.I. is turning up the volume. | Eric Topol

Depression is a silent killer. A.I. is turning up the volume. | Eric Topol

One of the most exciting things in the world of AI in health is being able to digitize the state of mind. That is being able to use different metrics to be able to say, this person is depressed, or this person is really happy and doing well. And so one of the really great …

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For LGBT People, Discrimination Still Brings Mental Health Challenges.

For LGBT People, Discrimination Still Brings Mental Health Challenges.

You know, it wasn’t until 1973 that the American Psychiatric Association, after a fairly lengthy period of debate, discussion, and advocacy, voted to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder. Discrimination, you know, comes in many forms. And the psychological and the social implications of those are, you know, they’re not insignificant. So if you do …

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Have Americans become too fragile for their own good? | Jonathan Haidt

Have Americans become too fragile for their own good? | Jonathan Haidt

JONATHAN HAIDT: So, the second great untruth is “always trust your feelings”; the wisdom traditions of the entire world say “don’t do that.” For example, of some of the quotes we have in the book from Shakespeare, “There’s nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” from Marcus Aurelius, “The whole world is change, …

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Depression and anxiety: How inequality is driving the mental health crisis | Johann Hari

Depression and anxiety: How inequality is driving the mental health crisis | Johann Hari

When I feel depressed, like loads of people I say, “I feel down,” right? And as I was learning about the causes of depression and anxiety for my book ‘Lost Connections’ I started to realize—I don’t think that’s a metaphor. There’s this amazing professor at Stanford called Robert Sapolsky who, in his early twenties, went …

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How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult

How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult

What we found in the ACE study involving seventeen and a half thousand middle-class adults was that life experiences in childhood that are lost in time and then further protected by shame and by secrecy and by social taboos against inquiry into certain realms of human experience—that those life experiences play out powerfully and proportionately …

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The Kids Are Not All Right: College Mental Health Needs an Intervention

The Kids Are Not All Right: College Mental Health Needs an Intervention

There’s no legal requirement for schools to provide health or mental health services to their students. Colleges do it because it’s the right thing to do and because it’s prudent. I think there’s a growing understanding and it’s something that we at the Jed Foundation are trying to really make schools aware of that it’s …

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Hearing Voices and Paranoid Delusions: Inside a Schizophrenic Brain

Hearing Voices and Paranoid Delusions: Inside a Schizophrenic Brain

Many of us often have the experience of thinking we heard someone calling our name and then realizing that wasn’t really the case, and we just move on, and we forget about it. Sometimes we notice coincidences, like, “Oh, there were a couple of cars on the street,” and again, we pay no attention to …

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