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Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

by Carl Zimmer, The New York Times, July 20, 2016


Data from 1,200 brain scans performed as part of the Human Connectome Project allowed
researchers to unveil the brain’s hidden geography.

Should We Still Listen to Prozac? Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the Antidepressant Debate

Should We Still Listen to Prozac? Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the Antidepressant Debate

by Scott Stossell, The New York Times, July 7, 2016

This article is a review of Peter D. Kramer’s latest book, Ordinarily Well, in which he acknowledges that antidepressants often work well.

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

by Maia Szalavitz The New York Times June 25, 2016

Ms. Szalavitz offers a fresh perspective on how to  heal from an alcohol or drug dependency. She views dependency as a brain disorder rather than as a disease or a moral deficiency.

 

Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

by Sandra Aamodt, The New York Times, May 6, 2016

 

This article discusses the neuroscience behind why is is difficult to keep pounds off after losing weight on a diet.

The Bliss of Grandmother Hormones

The Bliss of Grandmother Hormones

by Domenique Browning The New York Times May 7, 2016

 

This essay is a first hand account of how hormones influence attachment in grandmothering.

When Parents Blame Themselves for That ‘Difficult’ Baby

When Parents Blame Themselves for That ‘Difficult’ Baby

By Perri Klass, M.D., The New York  Times, May 2, 2016

 

Babies’ temperaments do not always match what parents expect. Parents have to adjust to their babies’ temperaments and not take credit for “easy” babies or blame for “difficult” babies.

Some Babies Are Just Easier Than Others

Some Babies are Just Easier Than Others

By Perri Klass, MD, March 14, 2016 The New York Times

 

For Mark Willenbring, Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research

For Mark Willenbring, Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research

by Gabrielle  Glaser,  February 22, 2016  The New York Times

 

Mark Willenbring, a psychiatrist, countering rehabilitation programs that
see abuse as a defect, instead sees a medical condition treatable by 
drugs and behavioral therapy.

Medicines to Keep Addiction Away

Medicines to Keep Addiction Away

by Tina Rosenberg   February 16, 2016  The New York Times

This article discusses the benefits of using medications like Suboxone and Methadone for treating opiate addiction.

 

Movie Date Night Can Double as Therapy

Movie Date Night Can Double as Therapy

by Tara Parker-Pope, February 10, 2014, The New York Times

 

Sometimes movies, like therapy, can spark the discussions that couples need to move their relationships forward.