Why isn’t there a gene for depression?

A DNA sequence or events?

Dr Sarah Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath. Depression is sometimes categorised as a mental, rather than a physical illness – as though somehow mental health is different from physical health. But the brain is not a magical black box inside your head. It is an organ, just like the heart […]

Donepezil and rhabdomyolysis – are you aware?

Bharathi Balasundaram is a Consultant in Psycho Geriatrics, Changi General Hospital, Singapore. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (Donepezil, Rivastigmine and Galantamine) are used as cognitive enhancing agents in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s dementia. Nausea and diarrhoea are very common side effects of donepezil. Anorexia, vomiting, abnormal dreams, hallucinations, agitation, aggressive behaviour, syncope, dizziness, insomnia, rash, muscle […]

More Fish – Better Emotion and Better Attention

“Take Omega-3s, they are good for your mood…” “DHA is good for the developing brain…” So what are omega-3? We have seen them at nutritional supplement stores, we have seen them in baby formulas, but what are they? The full name for omega-3 is polyunsaturated fatty acids; they are also called essential fatty acids, which […]