Month: August 2018

Brain World Bits: Mental Health in the U.S.

Here’s a snapshot of the state of mental health in the U.S:
—About 4 in 10 adults with a mental health condition are receiving treatment.
—About 7 in 10 adults with a serious mental illness are receiving treatment.

The “Earth Citizen” Movement

If someone asks you who you are, how do you identify yourself? You may tell them your name, job, nationality, race, or religion. You probably realize that this answer does not encompass who you truly are. As we classify ourselves in various categories, we establish divisions between ourselves and others.

What is the Right Age to Send Your Kid to Playschool?

When people hear the word “playschool,” they often envision a popular brand of children’s toys that has lived through quite a few decades. While they are right in their thoughts, playschool also refers to a nursery school that children attend for just a few hours per day.

India’s Brain Balance: The Joy of Giving and the Gratitude of Receiving

With 1.2 billion people (roughly 17 percent of the human population), India is the 10th largest economy in the world, but it contains the largest concentration of people living below the World Bank’s international poverty line of just $1.25 per day. While 61 individuals control 10 percent of the national wealth

My Life With Tourette’s

I was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in third grade, so each tap was a tic. TS is a genetic disorder that most experts believe is caused by nerve cells in the brain improperly releasing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. In every human brain, dopamine is a chemical messenger that nerve cells

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