As we have reported many times here at Optimist Daily, our gut microbiome is extremely influential in how our body operates. We’ve previously reported on the possible role this group of bacteria plays in medical conditions such as anxiety, strokes, and overeating. Now, a new … [Read more...] about Probiotics could help in the fight against depression
Study reveals how ketamine fights depression
We have previously reported on a story about ketamine’s potential to help fight depression. Now, we'd like to preset you to some study findings that reveal exactly how the drug’s antidepressant effects work. One of the advantages of ketamine as an antidepressant is the fact that … [Read more...] about Study reveals how ketamine fights depression
Psilocybin therapy can positively change our thinking patterns
Mushrooms are "magic" in more ways than one. They improve long term brain health, they can break down plastic waste, and they afford incredible neural communication between forest plant systems. Another benefit of mushrooms, with a growing body of research, is how certain types … [Read more...] about Psilocybin therapy can positively change our thinking patterns
How does LSD help an anxious brain?
Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve commonly discussed how psychedelics potentially treat mental illnesses. With their power to alter our brains in miraculous ways, researchers are racing to understand their power. Scientists don’t fully understand the human brain itself yet, … [Read more...] about How does LSD help an anxious brain?
Monitoring brainwaves during sleep can pinpoint best antidepressant
One major problem with antidepressants is that patients have to take the drug for at least a month to know whether or not it works. But that could soon change after researchers found a quicker, more effective way to gauge the effectiveness of an antidepressant: monitoring a … [Read more...] about Monitoring brainwaves during sleep can pinpoint best antidepressant