Blogs: Depression

Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Hippocampal Volumes in Depressed Youths

Depressed Youth

Major depression disorder is a mental health condition in which unrelenting feelings such as sadness, hopelessness, anger, or frustration persist for prolonged periods of time and interfere with a person‚Äôs daily life. Although major depression arises most commonly in early adulthood, anyone can develop major depression disorder, including children and teenagers. While depression has been…

Segmentation of the Thalamus for the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Neuropsychiatric Disorder

The thalamus is a centrally-located brain structure responsible¬†for controlling motor activity, sleep and the awake state of consciousness. However, its most important function is relaying information from the sensory receptors to the relevant cortical areas. Damage to this part of the brain results in incorrect processing of sensory information. Thalamic abnormalities have been found in…

Occipital Bending: the Physical Cause behind a Mental Health Disorder?

Occipital Bending in Depression

Brain asymmetry refers to the asymmetrical function and structure of the brain. Each hemisphere is specialized in certain tasks and specific areas process particular types of cognitive information. Structurally, the two halves of the human brain are slightly different, in fact some structures may be larger or smaller on one half of the brain than…