Psychology

Mind helping drugs

Most people have already heard about Ritalin. For those who haven’t, here’s a recap from Wikipedia: Methylphenidate (trade names Concerta, Methylin, Ritalin, Equasym XL, Quillivant XR) is a substituted phenethylamine and psychostimulant drug used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. Methylphenidate has been studied and researched for …

Meditation can cure you through altering genes

Yeah, it sounds like New Age crap, but there is a actual scientific publication┬áby researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France that reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation. So what does it mean? Well, it’s been a long known fact that experienced yogis (people who …