Rather than relying on symptoms, scientists are developing a “brain circuits first” approach to mental health

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ Although scientists have learned a lot about the brain in the last few decades, approaches to treating mental illnesses have not kept up. As neuroscientists learn more about brain circuits, Stanford psychiatrist Amit Etkin foresees a time when diagnoses will be based on brain scans rather than symptoms. Etkin, who will be speaking at READ MORE

What does depression feel like? Trust me – you really don’t want to know

http://www.theguardian.com/ This is Depression Awareness Week, so it must be hoped that during this seven-day period more people will become more aware of a condition that a minority experience, and which most others grasp only remotely – confusing it with more familiar feelings, such as unhappiness or misery. This perception is to some extent shared READ MORE