By Emily Roberts MA, LPC
UC San Diego researchers have discovered that ratios of neurotransmitters may be more important than the brain chemicals themselves when treating depression. Two neurotransmitters, Glutamate and GABA which have very different roles are important in depression and how our brains react to bad news. » Read more..
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Research shows that chronic neglect and abuse represent a profound threat to a child’s brain development. Their brains are smaller and their fuses are shorter, emotional wiring doesn’t connect properly. It is biologically necessary to turn to caregivers for food, comfort and other basic needs. When these needs aren’t met, the lack of care sets off a biological stress response. Even before birth a flood of hormones can damage key areas of the brain. The brain is wired to be in a stress response before they even take their first breath. » Read more..
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Teens today are given access to the adult world unlike any other time in history. At a time when developmentally they need as much supervision as when they were toddlers, most parents turn a blind eye. Just because your teen looks mature, doesn’t mean they can handle and manage adult responsibility effectively, most commonly with technology. » Read more..
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