How Food Affects The Functioning Of Your Brain

…but we often forget that what we eat affects our brains just as much as it does our bodies. In fact, there is an entire branch of psychiatry dedicated to exploring the links between nutrition and brain function, this field is known as nutritional psychiatry.

Essentially what they are saying is … that what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood.

For many years, the medical field did not fully acknowledge the connection between mood and food and it is only recently that significant advances have been made in our understanding based on evidence has come out in support of nutritional psychiatry.

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PTSD – A Simple Guide

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] is a mental health condition triggered by a shocking, dangerous or terrifying event – either having directly experienced it, or having been witness to it.

Experiencing fear is a natural response during and after a traumatic event designed to ultimately protect us from harm in dangerous situations, often requiring split second life and death decisions.

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Brain Plasticity and Pattern ecognition

Professor Gordon Parker from the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia talks on Brain Plasticity .. and interesting video from our friends at PsychScene Hub.

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5 Proven Ways To Help Improve Happiness

OK, we’ve all heard the song…Don’t worry, be happy… but when we are feeling down, the last thing that we need is someone telling us to cheer up.

Like … ‘Yeah, thanks mate… why didn’t I think of that ?’

Don’t get upset… these people care, which is why they are trying to help…. most people have great intentions, but they don’t have the tools to help…maybe because the nature of being down is different for everyone…and sometimes even different for the same

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5 Myths About Adult ADHD

In September our medical director Dr Natalie Krapivensky spoke at the Melbourne Medibrain Centre to a group of Melbourne GPs on the topic of Adult ADHD. Our workshops are designed to provide GPs with direct access to leading Melbourne Psychiatrists in an open discussion forum to assist in the development of best practice in medical care for patients with mental illness. With the significant interest in Adult ADHD, here is an article on the topic in and easy to use format that you can share with anyone interested in Adult ADHD.

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