You know how it goes down. It's late evening, you're starting to droop, big day tomorrow, time to hit the hay. But you are easily distracted. Inside your brain, your dopamine circuits are firing. The thinking parts of your brain lock in.
The condition is not so much about attention deficit (as the name implies) as a failure in directing that attention. On one extreme, the brain may hyper-focus, say on a project, at the expense of awareness of the immediate world. Read More »
"Baby blues" affect 50 percent or more of women after they give birth. Postpartum depression is also fairly common. Postpartum psychosis - when a new mother experiences rapidly shifting moods, confusion, delusions, erratic behavior, hallucinations, and too often, a belief that she has to harm herself or the child, is estimated to occur in 1 or 2 births per thousand. Read More »
Poll of the Day
Are there people you need to be cutting out of your life?