Have you ever wondered what happens inside your brain when you’re falling in love? Or what happens when you fall in love? Discover the intriguing impact of love on the brain in our latest video on the science of love. From the surge of emotions to the captivating feelings of attachment, every aspect of love has a profound impact on the human brain.
So, join us on this captivating journey through the brain science of falling in love.
Speaking of biology and brain science, have you ever wonder what sex does to your brain? We have a video on that too:
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Writer: Brandi Ortiz
Editor: Rida Batool
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Amanda Silvera (http://www.youtube.com/amandasilvera )
Youtube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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Depression – Causes and Symptoms
Depression is an illness that causes mood swings. It can also cause a range of physical symptoms, such as headaches and tiredness. It can make you want to avoid people and activities you usually enjoy. Depression can be treated with medicine and counseling or both.
Depression can be caused by a number of things, including stress, genetics, and a history of chemical abuse. It can be triggered by major life events, such as the death of a loved one or a relationship breakdown. It can also be triggered by certain personality traits, such as low self-esteem and being overly self-critical. People who have a family member with depression are more likely to develop it themselves.
There is no sure way to prevent depression. However, taking steps to reduce stress and making sure you have a good support network can help. Seek treatment as soon as you notice signs of depression, to help prevent it from getting worse.
Symptoms of depression are different for everyone. They can be emotional or physical, and can last for a few days to a few months. Some people have just one or two of the symptoms, while others have a combination.
Some common symptoms include: Feeling sad, hopeless or worthless nearly every day. Having trouble thinking clearly, remembering details or making decisions. Having little interest or pleasure in most activities. Sleeping more or less than usual. Having trouble relaxing, or having thoughts about suicide or dying. Feeling numb, having a slowed down pace of life or being easily irritated.
Women are twice as likely to experience depression, although it can affect anyone. The reason for this is unknown, but changes in hormones may be a factor. Depression can affect both men and women of all ages, races and social classes.
Depression is treatable, and most people recover. There are many different types of medicines that can help, and counseling can improve the effectiveness of medication. People with depression should stick to their treatment plan, and encourage friends and family members to do the same.
If you are taking antidepressants, it is important to talk with your doctor regularly, and tell them about any changes in your feelings or symptoms. It is also important to be physically active, eat a healthy diet and avoid alcohol and other drugs.
It’s also helpful to connect with other people, so try reaching out to family and friends or joining a depression support group. Doing things you enjoy, even if you don’t feel like it, can also help. Getting enough sleep is key, as insomnia often goes hand-in-hand with depression. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, and don’t let yourself get too stressed out. Lastly, remember that feeling better takes time, so don’t give up if you don’t immediately feel better. Educating yourself about depression and knowing what to expect can help you stick with your treatment plan. The more you learn, the more power you will have to overcome this disorder.