Antidepressants are always in the news, but the messages coming across are often contradictory. In most countries the use of antidepressants has increased since the year 2000 (although so has the use of anti-hypertension and anti-diabetes medications), yet worldwide less than a fourth of people with depression receive adequate treatment. Some patients are coming forward […]
Whilst helping Lynn prepare for the project and reflecting on her own experience, we identified many concepts and notions that she did not know at that time, and that could have helped her. She has allowed me to share these with you.
People always want to know about stress and how it affects their life. There were ample opportunities this week at the Latitude Festival, where Salon London together with the Wellcome Trust organised two events during which I was asked to talk about the effects of stress on the brain. As usual, people had a surprisingly good level of knowledge on these topics, and were prepared to resonate emotionally with the research findings and to bring their own personal experiences into the open through insightful questions. It was great fun and very rewarding.