Depression involves, in part, dysfunctions in the perception of, response to, and interpretation of emotions. Research is now focusing on biomarkers that are involved in the pathophysiology of depression, which may lead to improved treatments.
All the parents I know want to praise their children and make them feel special. From an early age, most of us (myself included) want to celebrate our kids as much as we can. We clap when they roll over or hold up their heads for the first time. We practically throw a party when they mumble their first word, however unintelligible it might be. Every drawing should hang in the Louvre and every song should grace a Broadway stage. After all, if we don't build up our kid's self-esteem, who will?
Fall means football among my family and friends. From local youth teams to collegiate programs to professional organizations, we love them all. As winter begins, we head into the championship series for all these teams, and it is hardly a controversy-free event, whether it means a bad call during a game, questionable rankings, or even unfair recruiting practices off the field. But, lately, one of the biggest controversies in football has been related to mental health.
Modern medicine struggles with understanding and treating dementia and many other ailments of the mind. Mounting evidence now suggests that music may be the key to unlocking the mysteries and memories of the mind.