Many people are confused about stress and the role it plays in daily life. Stress is a natural state of readiness or response to a challenge or threat. All humans and animals experience stress. Although too much stress can be disabling, it is neither a mental illness, nor does it cause mental illness. Individual levels of daily stress vary over a wide range. Read the rest of this entry »

The mind is the most powerful healing force in the body. Often, one hears of stories where a persons mind can control their pain, or the persons mind-set slowed the advancement of AIDS or some other devastating illness. When the mind is in need of healing, the body will focus its energies there, even if it would mean shutting down bodily functions to do it. Read the rest of this entry »

Following electrical stimulation, all neurotransmitters are released into a gap between nerve cells known as the synaptic cleft. Once the neurotransmitter diffuses across the cleft, biological action is produced by interaction of the neurotransmitter with a signaling molecule known as a receptor. After the receptor has been activated, the neurotransmitter must be eliminated so that the cleft is clear, and the process can be repeated if necessary. Read the rest of this entry »

Depression can affect anyone ranging from mild depressive episodes to severe. In this article we will look at possible treatments for this common disorder. Read the rest of this entry »