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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
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Some types of therpy can not only reduce stress and anxiety but also physically change the brain.
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The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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Diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates can reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) are two therapy types that address specific symptoms of depression. 
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Far from science fiction, brain-machine interfaces present a glimpse of the future of technologies powered by thought.
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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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By targeting pain at its source, scientists are aiming to develop new and safer pain relievers.
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A computer hooked up to a patient’s brain reads his thoughts and translates those into electrical signals.
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Brain-controlled prosthetics are making huge leaps forward thanks to new data.
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Science fiction meets reality in the realm of brain-computer interfaces.
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The diagnosis of the mental state of public figures is an overwhelming impulse for some, particularly in the current political season where terms like “narcissism”, “pathological liar”, and “megalomaniac” are now a routine part of the discourse.
People who react strongly to placebos also react strongly to antidepressants, and vice versa, according to new research.
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