Model of a brain

Today I want to look at, a brief overview of the brain structures as they relate to depression, adult neurogenesis and the factors that influence it, and why and how influencing neurogenesis might aid in managing mental illnesses.

Although the research is in its initial days, there’s a growing body…


Allopregnanolone

Neurosteroid disruption has been linked to a wide array of mental and physical health issues, from Alzheimer’s to depression. Neurosteroids are endogenous (originating from within) or exogenous (originating externally) steroids which rapidly modulate neural excitability (how likely a neurone is to fire aka transmit a signal to the next neurone)…


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In case you missed it ^here’s part 1

Exercise

Exercise has never been much of an issue for me, it’s always been a natural part of my life and has always been a supportive habit during many difficult times. As such, I thought I’d include it in the routine as a…


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Introduction

I have struggled with mental illness all my life and a big part of that has been anxiety. One of my earliest memories is separation anxiety as a small child, and it’s been a constant presence in my life ever since. This has affected huge parts of my life, leading…

Josh Atwell

Writing pieces about mental health issues based on the personal research I’ve done to address my own difficulties.

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