Psilocybin may treat depression more effectively than any commonly used treatments. And it does so with relatively little side-effects and addiction liability.
There are many analogies between brains and computers. The artificial neural networks that underlie face or voice recognition are even inspired by our brains. But do the analogies also go the other way round? How do computers work and how do brains compare?
With ever-increasing waiting lists in psychiatry, alternative treatments for depression are in need. Since most people carry a smartphone nowadays, app-based therapy could be an accessible alternative. But do they actually work?
Probabilities and odds are often confused. The Dutch language doesn’t even have a word for “odds” and instead simply uses the English term. The difference between the two is relevant though. When gambling, for example, and also when trying to understand your risk of getting a disease.
Scientists use statistics in order to generalize findings from small groups of participants to entire populations. Learn how they can do that with the help of a galactic friend.
Up to 30% of people with depression do not adequately respond to our current treatments. This is a tremendous problem given the detrimental effects of depression on a person’s well-being and their environment. In the past years, Esketamine—a new drug for depression—has emerged, but is it the solution we have been waiting for?
If you’ve ever waited for a train and suddenly thought about jumping—or pushing someone—in front of it, or had a sexually perverted thought that had little to do with your actual desires, you’re not the only one. Unwanted intrusive thoughts are common yet differ greatly from one person to the next. Keep reading if you want to find out how you might deal with such thoughts.
In recent years, practitioners and scientists alike have made grandiose claims about the benefits of mindfulness meditation. Countless case studies support the idea that mindfulness meditation can improve virtually every domain of life. Unfortunately, few of these benefits meet scientific consensus. So which ones hold up? Find out here.