Problematic alcohol use places a heavy burden on affected individuals, healthcare systems and society at large. While many of us consume alcohol recreationally, some at-risk individuals will suffer with chronic, relapsing alcohol dependence (AD). Those with AD struggle with binge drinking, and the repeated consumption of alcohol leads to greater tolerance and debilitating withdrawal during […]
Archives for March 2017
Cambridge Satellite event for Brainhack Global
Last week saw a group of researchers from a wide range of academic backgrounds descend on a seminar room in the University Centre to take part in the Cambridge branch of this years Brainhack Global event. Brainhack is a unique event that brings together groups of researchers interested in neuroscience to facilitate them in working collaboratively […]
Cognitive impairment in depression: Are our treatments missing an important target?
Depression is characterised by an overarching, persistent low mood. A great deal of research into the treatment of depression has therefore predominantly focused on understanding and elevating this debilitating symptom. However, it may be surprising to some that this disorder actually encompasses a constellation of symptoms relating to appetite, sleep, cognitive functions and self-esteem. Researchers […]