Laura Maisvoreva

Laura Maisvoreva

Medical student aspiring to be a positive influencer of change in the Zimbabwean Healthcare system.


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Body Dysmorphia: A Neurological Perspective

Body Dysmorphia: A Neurological Perspective


Introduction Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), also referred to as body dysmorphia, is defined as a mental illness characterized by an unhealthy obsession with one’s appearance [1]. These cosmetic concerns generally arise from a need to fit within a social standard that defines beauty and any facial or body anomalies that lead to insecurity ...

Hacking Your Brain: Understanding Stress

Hacking Your Brain: Understanding Stress


Introduction The field of neuroscience is ever-growing, with people gaining more interest in how the brain works and why we do the things we do; how the brain influences our conscious and subconscious decisions.  Not much is known about the complexity and variation between  behaviors, thought processes, and individual characteristics. ...