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Love truly is all you need. Join us as we delve into the chemical drive behind reproduction and take a closer look at how we can learn to love ourselves for the sake of mental health.
Brain rhythms controlling reproduction
Margaritis Voliotis (Research Fellow)
Within the brain is a clock or neural oscillator driving the release of intermittent pulses of a brain hormone called gonadotrophin-releasing hormone. The operation of this neural oscillator at the appropriate frequency is essential for reproduction as it stimulates secretion of reproductive hormones (LH/FSH). I will discuss how recent mathematical models have advanced our understanding of this neural oscillator and the exciting opportunities they open up for personalised medicine in reproductive health.
Self-compassion: a new way to improve mental health in adolescents
Mengya Zhao (PhD Researcher)
In this talk, I will talk about the critical issue of mental mental problems in teenagers (i.e., depression in teenagers). Nowadays, teenagers face a lot of pressure and challenges, such as child-parent conflict, establishing good friendship and academic pressure. Thus, how to help teenagers to improve mental well-being is important. Self-compassion, a new concept, defined as being kind to oneself in a difficult time, may be a new way to improve mental well-being in teenagers.
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