The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)

              The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) is a measure or test that determines if a person’s brain is suffering from depression.  All information is found in the original scientific journal published by the author of the test, Hamilton. `Previously it has been proven to accurately show levels of depression before, during, and after treatment.Continue reading “The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)”

What is considered abnormal in the brain?

The brain is very intriguing, and a lot of clinical personnel look at the brain and classify and diagnose different disorders and people with brain abnormalities. A brain abnormality can be looked at on a scale and looks into how well the person functions with themselves and with society. The spectrum ranges from abnormalities inContinue reading “What is considered abnormal in the brain?”

What are the four different lobes of the brain?

The brain is classified into four different lobes or sections that locate different categories of function that is localized to each lobe of the brain. The four lobes are the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, and the occipital lobe. The lobes used to be used for anatomical reasons. They would help students and researchersContinue reading “What are the four different lobes of the brain?”

Electrical and Chemical aspects of Brain messages

The process of messages in your brain is a bit more complex then just sending a text message. There are electrical charges and chemicals that help send messages along a neuron, which was explained in a previous post. Chemical communication: The process begins with a chemical called a neurotransmitter. The neurotransmitter attaches to the dendritesContinue reading “Electrical and Chemical aspects of Brain messages”

Neurons: Why is something so small so important?

Has someone ever told you that doing drugs kills brain cells and wondered what those brain cells are and why they are so important? Brain cells consist of Glial cells (supporting cells) and Neurons. Glial Cells provide structure and support for the neuron and assist with taking out the “trash” in the brain. They removeContinue reading “Neurons: Why is something so small so important?”

Alzheimer’s Disease: Eating away at brains and wallets

As explained in a previous blog, Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder in the brain where there is complete loss of function and in scans comparing a normal brain and a diseased brain, one can see the loss of brain tissue. People with Alzheimer’s struggle remembering day to day things and the more progressive cases canContinue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease: Eating away at brains and wallets”

What is the Nervous System?

The nervous system is the communication system in your body that relays things like sensations, motor movements, and more. The nervous system is responsible for the body’s decision making. The nervous system is very complex and divided into two different regions: The central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consistsContinue reading “What is the Nervous System?”