Science Writer and Social Entrepreneur, London
Elitsa Dermendzhiyska is a science writer and entrepreneur working at the intersection of technology, research and mental health. She is co-creator of Betwixt, an immersive self-reflection app that combines storytelling, psychology and play.
The brain makes no distinction between a broken bone and an aching heart. That’s why social exclusion needs a health warning
Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Cradled by therapy
Why therapy works is still up for debate. But, when it does, its methods mimic the attachment dynamics of good parenting
Information and communication
The misinformation virus
Lies and distortions don’t just afflict the ignorant. The more you know, the more vulnerable you can be to infection
Mood and emotion
Feeling, in situ
What if emotions are not universal and hardwired but exquisite acts of meaning-making specific to context and culture?