Recently an article was published that stated exercise should be the new primary prescription for mental health disorders, however, as of right now there are a number of reasons why this should not be the case. While exercise has shown proven benefits in individuals with various disorders, only depression has adequate evidence to suggest exercise can potentially replace psychotherapy or medication. Until more thorough research is conducted on a multitude of disorders, exercise needs to be promoted along with traditional therapies or done on a case by case basis if it is to be the sole treatment.
Zaheera Shabbir comments on how some researchers are trying to treat neurodegenerative disorders by halting apoptosis.
Cleaning and organizing can have a positive effect on our psychological wellbeing. Dr. Stacey Bedwell explores how cleaning and organizational projects around the home can help boost satisfaction, pleasure, and feelings of personal control.
Are humans hardwired for transgressions? Why are some of the brain's most basic instincts considered bad behavior? Why does bad behavior come so naturally to us? National Geographic's Brain Games asks Neuroscience News.
Feelings of regret are linked to negative emotions such as sorrow, remorse, and helplessness. Neuroscientists explore the neurobiology of regret and provide tips to overcome feelings of regret.
Is belief in God innate in our brains, as if it were installed by some divine programmer? Or is spirituality a more complex evolving adaptation that has both helped and harmed us as a species? National Geographic's Brain Games asks Neuroscience News.
Zaheera Shabbir presents her opinion about the use of nootropics as smart drugs to enhance cognitive abilities.