Anxiety in Females vs Males

Facts Anxiety affects everyone differently, however, there are major differences in the rate and intensity it affects females versus males. 264 million people have some type of anxiety-related disorder (GAD, panic, phobias, etc.) around the world. Here are a few facts:  “The NIH reports that generalized anxiety affects approximately 2.7 percent of American adults, withContinue reading “Anxiety in Females vs Males”

Neurobiology: How Anxiety and Stress Affect you from a Biological Perspective

You have probably heard how anxiety raises your heart rate, increases blood pressure, and activates a “fight or flight” response. However, I am here to dive deeper and explain how the brain interacts with the different organs and systems in the body to elicit that common response.  Most Common Response The response all starts inContinue reading “Neurobiology: How Anxiety and Stress Affect you from a Biological Perspective”

The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Effect on Children and Adolescents

In Mid-March everything shut down in a rush and people were forced to stay at home to slow the spread of the newly introduced virus: Sars-Cov-2 which causes the illness of COVID-19. This quarantine has affected hundreds of millions of people around the world whether it is staying at home for 10+ months, being diagnosedContinue reading “The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Effect on Children and Adolescents”

So what’s more important: structure or function?

The brain is one of the most important organs in the body but how do people study it? We can study the brain through neuroimaging. Neuroimaging is relevant because it allows us to better understand human behaviors and health in general. Additionally, we can connect neuroimaging to mental health to learn more about certain conditions.Continue reading “So what’s more important: structure or function?”

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