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Huda Akil, professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, explains the many ways that the stress of chronic isolation, especially solitary confinement, affects the brain and behavior.
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Robert King, a member of the Angola 3, shares how his 29 years in solitary confinement changed the course of his life forever.
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As social animals, our health depends on interactions with others. If placed in isolation, without those connections, our physical and mental health take a hit.
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Research in rat models suggests that protection against intense drug craving may come from the reward of social interactions.
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Serendipitous findings in the 1950s spawned the idea that depression was a “chemical imbalance” in the brain. But decades of research — and a radical new treatment — are upending that thinking.
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Depression does not only affect how people feel – it can also change how they think.
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They’re taking over Amazon and Kickstarter. But do they live up to the hype?
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Not only does exercise help us maintain a healthy weight and heart, it can also support brain function and mental health.
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In response to the rising opioid epidemic, neuroscience researchers worldwide are working to develop new treatments for chronic pain.
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Sleep is vital for keeping your brain functioning and your mental health sound.
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Cognitive psychologist Sian Beilock, explains performance anxiety, choking under pressure, and what we can do to perform our best.
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It is important to pay attention to our mental health and to understand how the brain is involved.
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