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Fantastic Video

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I have been following Triggernometry for a while now. They have interviews with great people. This is another one. Well worth a watch.

Drugs and your brain

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Any substance that we put into our bodies, be it food, drink, or drugs (prescription or otherwise) has an effect on our body, brain and our behaviour.  Some have positive effects, others negative.  In this post we will discuss how illicit (illegal) drugs have on… Read More »Drugs and your brain

On hold

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Sorry folks. I know I committed to a post about drugs and the brain, but I underestimated how much I had to do before the weekend ends. So, I have had to hit the hold button. However, it will will appear this week. Brian

Chemicals and your Brain

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Did you know that long-term exposure to chemicals, such as those used in farming, industry, etc can changed the structure of your brain. Changes can be measured through a SPECT scan (SPECT looks at blood flow). The scan image below demonstrates Scalloping / Overall Decreased… Read More »Chemicals and your Brain

Brain Injury Month…

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This month, March, in the USA is Brain Injury Awareness month, which includes Brain Injury Awareness Week in Australia (March 15 @ 8:00 am – March 21 @ 5:00 pm). Often, we think that brain injuries come from trauma, but they can also come from… Read More »Brain Injury Month…

You are not your diagnosis…

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Often I see people who start with, “I am…(insert diagnosis here)”. I then speak with them and ask them to rephrase what they said to, “I have been diagnosed with…(insert diagnosis here)”. The change is subtle but very very important. No-one says, “I am the… Read More »You are not your diagnosis…

Regional Psychiatrists

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I found the article in the main image in The Australian newspaper today (15Feb2021). I am not sure about ‘conscripting’ people to come to regional areas, but something needs to be done. The number of clients I see who have to wait months to see… Read More »Regional Psychiatrists