How to Preserve Your Mental Health During the Pandemic
Depression

How to Preserve Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

During the Blitz of World War II, Londoners faced the terror of nightly bombardment that left 43,000 dead and millions homeless. The Nazis expected to destroy morale and force surrender, yet the British chose to fight on and among the people there was a surprising absence of crime and suicide. Not only did the expected panic and despair never materialise, but the people appeared to rise to a new level of unity and resilience.

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Alzheimer's beta-amyloid and tau
Alzeimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s: The Arthritis Of The Brain?

Alzheimer’s Disease has been blamed on the build-up of two particularly nasty proteins in the brain: beta-amyloid and tau. Amyloid accumulates in plaques outside neurons, while tau twists into tangles inside. These are the characteristic plaques and tangles seen in the post-mortem Alzheimer’s brain.

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TMS for depression
Depression

TMS for Depression: Does It Really Work?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been used against depression for several decades, yet there remains deep scepticism among both patients and doctors over whether it really works.

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Alzheimer's and TMS
Alzeimer's Disease

TMS in Alzheimer’s Disease: Does it Really Work?

One in three people living past 85 get Alzheimer’s Disease. There is no cure, and patients are faced with an inexorable decline that nothing can stop but death. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, is one of very few treatments that might alter this grim trajectory.

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Ketamine research
Depression

Ketamine: anaesthetic, rave drug … and antidepressant?

Ketamine was once used mainly as an anaesthetic on battlefields and for horses. Later it became a party drug, the notorious ‘Special K’. Now it’s being used for depression and even to prevent suicide. Drugs have taken on new roles before, but ketamine’s career change is one of the most surprising.

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