Brain Plasticity: A Mental Health Renaissance  | Hani Akasheh | TEDxPSUT

Brain Plasticity: A Mental Health Renaissance | Hani Akasheh | TEDxPSUT

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs My brother and I grew up in an anxious household, with a mom who had a tendency for chronic depression and anxiety and a father who was emotionally unavailable, which at time made things worse. We grew up in a house where there was so much emphasis on academic …

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How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

Are you sleeping restlessly, feeling irritable or moody, forgetting little things, and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport, or have to …

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Mental Illness Across the Ages

Mental Illness Across the Ages

Good evening everyone. My name is Mark Frankel, I am director of the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law program under the [inaudible] this series is held at AAAS. This is the third in our neuroscience and society series in 2015, and tonight’s topic is mental illness through the ages from children, to adolescence, …

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Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha So let’s start with some good news, and the good news has to do with what do we know based on biomedical research that actually has changed the outcomes for many very serious diseases? Let’s start with leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALL, the most common cancer of children. When …

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InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health

What do we want for our children? What’s our goal? Our goal is to have productive citizens that are going to be part of thriving communities. So how do we get from here to there? As we grow up and as we move into becoming functioning members of society, our mental health is an important …

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The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

Translator: Mayumi Oiwa-Bungard Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 1847, a physician by the name of Semmelweis advised that all physicians wash their hands before touching a pregnant woman, in order to prevent childbed fever. His research showed that you could reduce the mortality rates from septicemia, from 18% down to 2%, simply through washing your hands …

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Cosmic Queries – Neuroscience | StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic Queries – Neuroscience | StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

– Hello, YouTube-iverse. Coming up, a new episode of Star Talk, Cosmic Queries edition. This time, neuroscience. (lively music) This is Star Talk. I’m your host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, your personal astrophysicist, and this episode of Star Talk, a Cosmic Queries edition, is focusing on neuroscience. And we go to our go-to person for that, …

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Common symptoms of mental illness: lack of motivation

Common symptoms of mental illness: lack of motivation

The type of brain disorder I particularly focus is not a disorder itself but a symptom. And the one I focus is motivation. Motivation could be defined just as the willingness for you to do something. We see that this lack of motivation appears in people with depression, in people with schizophrenia, in people with …

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Why delayed onset of mental illness? Genes impact suspect brain areas late

Why delayed onset of mental illness? Genes impact suspect brain areas late

Twins are the best way to address nature/nurture questions. Identical twins, or monozygotic, share almost one hundred percent of their DNA. And fraternal twins, or dizygotic, share out about fifty percent. So by seeing how much more alike the identical twins are than non-identical, we can get a sense for how much the DNA matters …

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