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Tags results for 'mental health'

Green spaces deliver lasting mental health benefits

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health.

Autistic People's Sensory Perception is Out of Sync, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have made great strides in accurately describing and diagnosing autism, but its causes remain opaque.

Study Shows Autistic Brains Create More Information at Rest

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The study offers a scientific explanation for the most typical characteristic of autism, withdrawal into one’s own inner world.

Studies find new links between sleep duration and depression

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Sub-optimal sleep may activate depressive genes, and increase the risk for major depression.

Caring for animals may correlate with positive traits in young adults

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 09:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities.

Green space can make people happier for years

Posted in Medicine on 15th Feb, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Research is showing for the first time that green space does appear to improve mental health in a sustained way.

Quitting Smoking Relieves More Stress than Nicotine

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2014 04:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Heavy smokers have been shown to be less stressed after quitting than when getting their nicotine fix, according to a recent study.

Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
214 human neurotoxicants now identified, many widely used and disseminated extensively in the global environment.

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found an unusual link between cat bites and depression. More than 41% of those who went to hospitals with cat bites were also treated for depression at some point.

Childhood nightmares may point to looming health issues

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Regular nightmares in childhood may be an early warning sign of psychotic disorders, researchers in the UK warn.

Nasal spray could provide highly-targeted treatment for depression

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A nasal spray containing a specially-developed protein peptide could form the basis for highly-targeted treatment for depression.

A blueprint for how to build a human brain

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have generated a blueprint for how to build a human brain at unprecedented anatomical resolution.

Top doctor backs 'garden gym' idea

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the UK's top doctors says an accumulating body of evidence supports a link between urban green space and benefits to human wellbeing.

Green Tea Boosts Your Brain

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2014 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory.

Wisconsin Research Shows Green Space Keeps You From Feeling Blue

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported feeling.

Scientists discover brain’s anti-distraction system

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Two psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.

Scientists Find Connection Between Gene Mutation and Key Symptoms of Autism

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2014 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have known that abnormal brain growth is associated with autism spectrum disorder, but the relationship has not been well understood.

Doctors Sketch Out Potential Blood Test for Depression

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 04:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A new test for depression has been uncovered by researchers, who think it's possible to find physical traces of the signs of mental ill health in the blood.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

Posted in Medicine on 7th May, 2014 10:24 PM
by AlexMuller
About 40 percent of people fail to respond to antidepressant medication.

Is conserving biodiversity the key to good mental health?

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Our ability to experience nature could have the capacity to improve our well-being and consequently mental health.

Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2014 04:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, an analysis by Oxford University psychiatrists has shown.

Compulsion Disorders May be Influenced by Brain Patterns

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
People who tend to make compulsory decisions, which are often harmful, all happen to exhibit the same brain patterns and physiological evidence.

Autism linked to 'male hormones'

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jun, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Exposure to high levels of "male" hormones in the womb increases the chance of a baby boy developing autism, according to researchers.

Autism costs '£32bn per year' in UK

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The economic cost of supporting someone with autism over a lifetime is much higher than previously thought, research suggests.

New compound to treat depression identified

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jun, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified a compound, hydroxynorketamine, that may treat depression just as effectively as ketamine, without the unwanted side effects.

How stress damages the heart

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
For the first time scientists have found a direct biological link between stress and inflammation of blood vessels which can lead to heart attacks.

A genetic link to autism has been found, known as CHD8 mutation

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism.

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
We know that happiness can have positive benefits on health. Now research suggests that having a sense of purpose or direction in life may also be beneficial.

Pea-sized brain hub could shed light on depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say a part of the brain, smaller than a pea, triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen.

Depression Is a Risk Factor for Dementia, New Research Says

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2014 03:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The two have been linked before, but the new study says depression may be an independent risk factor for the disease.

Depression 'more common' in early Parkinson's

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared with the general population, research suggests.

Youth mental health care 'in dark ages'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Norman Lamb told BBC News he was determined to modernise the provision of psychiatric help for children.

Children on the autistic spectrum have extra synapses in their brains

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be possible to prune synapses with a future drug after diagnosis.

Scientists Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person’s motivation to exercise, potentially leading to improved treatments for depression.

Serotonin not found to be a major player in depression

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
New evidence puts into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain, plays a central role in depression.

Stigma as a Barrier to Mental Health Care

Posted in Medicine on 7th Sep, 2014 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Despite the availability of evidence-based treatment, about 40% of individuals with serious mental illness do not receive care and many who begin an intervention fail to complete it.

First blood test to diagnose depression in adults

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2014 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Test identifies nine blood markers tied to depression; predicts who will benefit from therapy.

Measuring Brainwaves Could Lead To An Objective Autism Diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The electrical signals emitted by the autistic brain paint a much more precise picture of the disorder.

Walking off depression and beating stress outdoors?

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Large scale study says group nature walks linked with significantly lower depression and perceived stress, enhanced mental well-being.

Talk therapy, not medication, best for social anxiety disorder, large study finds

Posted in Medicine on 28th Sep, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy is effective and, unlike medication, can have lasting effects.

Fish oils may prevent some forms of depression

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2014 02:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the rates of depression among patients with high levels of inflammation.

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder associated with dendritic spine loss in brain

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2014 02:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain.

Isolation and hallucinations: the mental health challenges faced by astronauts

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Why the mental health of astronauts is one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to successful space missions.

Magnetic stimulation show promise in treatment of bipolar disorder and depression

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Both groups experienced immediate and significant improvement in mood:

Gut–brain link grabs the attention of neuroscientists

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2014 09:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.

This single protein influences how your brain copes with stress

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2014 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered that a single brain protein can make some people more vulnerable to depression than others.

How permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Posted in Medicine on 24th Nov, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Activated through permanent stress, immune cells in the brain can cause changes to the brain, resulting in mental disorders.

New targeted, noninvasive treatments for mental illness to combine TMS and ultrasound

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Transcranial magnetic stimulation can stimulate brain circuits near the surface for treating conditions like depression and anxiety.

Anxiety can damage the brain

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2014 08:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Anxiety can accelerate conversion to Alzheimer’s for those with mild cognitive impairment.

Brain inflammation a hallmark of autism, large-scale analysis shows

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
While many different combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune responses.

Anti-inflammatory drugs could fight depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness, and could lead to new treatments

Gut Feeling? Probiotics May Ease Anxiety and Depression

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2014 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Microbes living in the human gut not only affect people's physical health, they may also influence mental health, according to a growing body of research.

Test measures analytical thinking linked to depression, fueling the idea that depression may be a form of adaptation

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression may actually be an adaptation meant to help people cope with complex problems.

A New Study Links Brain Inflammation With Depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jan, 2015 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression is a complex form of mental illness which is very difficult to diagnose due to varied symptoms shown by people.

Regular Walking Can Help Ease Depression

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2015 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
With depression so prevalent, 'there is an urgent need' to identify treatments, including non-medical options that people can do themselves.

Science behind commonly used anti-depressants appears to be backwards, researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2015 06:47 PM
by AlexMuller
It appears that their brains are overcoming the effects of the medication, rather than being assisted directly by them.

Autism risk genes also linked to higher intelligence

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2015 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found new evidence linking genetic factors associated with autism to better cognitive ability in people who do not have the condition.

Depression Distorts People's Perception of Time, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2015 09:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that depressed people have a general feeling that time is passing more slowly, or even that it has stopped.

Neuroscientists pinpoint cell type in the brain that controls body clock

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2015 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Could lead to treatments for jet lag, neurological problems, and metabolism issues, but one simple solution is to not use electronic devices before sleep.

Researchers develop crowdsourced tool for dealing with depression

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2015 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Cognitive reappraisal allows members to both receive help from others, and offer it themselves.

Hallucinogenic Ayahuasca might treat depression

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2015 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have been investigating Ayahuasca as a treatment for psychological conditions such as PTSD and anxiety. Now researchers are testing it as a treatment for depression.

Study of 95,000 children finds no link between MMR vaccines and autism, even within high-risk populations

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were unable to find any association between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Significant increase in major depression reported during recent recession

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2015 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The recent Great Recession was accompanied by a significant and sustained increase in major depression in U.S. adults.

Light electric stimulation of the brain may improve memory for people with schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2015 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
This type of brain stimulation might ease some of the cognitive difficulties that afflict people with schizophrenia.

Autistic brain is hyper-functional; needs predictable, paced environments

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have completed a study that turns the traditional view of autism completely around.

Scientists make breakthrough in schizophrenia research

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jun, 2015 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The work presents strong evidence that disruption of a delicate chemical balance in the brain is heavily implicated in the disorder.

A 3D human 'organoid' brain in a dish

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2015 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Growing a miniature brain from cell scrapings could help diagnose brain disorders in the future.

Vaccine hope for post-traumatic stress disorder

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jun, 2015 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The immune system could be key to treating, or even preventing PTSD. Research suggests that immunizing animals can lessen fear if they are later exposed to stress.

Walking in nature lowers risk of depression, scientists find

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2015 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study has found quantifiable evidence that supports the common idea that walking in nature could lower your risk of depression.

Brain Imaging Shows How Children Inherit Their Parents' Anxiety

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2015 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A prefrontal-limbic-midbrain circuit is responsible for the genetic transfer of an anxious temperament.

Smoking 'may play schizophrenia role'

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Smoking could play a role in the development of schizophrenia. The team at King's College London say smokers are more likely to develop the disorder and at a younger age.

New compounds identified that may treat depression rapidly with few side effects

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications.

Identifying the source of memory loss from psychosis

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Psychosis' toll on memory arises from dysfunction of frontal and temporal lobe regions in the brain that rob sufferers of the ability to make associative connections.

Antidepressant causes different brain changes in depressed and non-depressed individuals

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A common antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in different ways.

Why America’s Top Mental Health Researcher Joined Alphabet

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2015 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Psychiatric drugs haven’t improved much in recent decades, and searches for the genetic causes of common forms of mental illness haven’t yielded clear answers either.

Cardiff University study on the science of hallucinations

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2015 04:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at Cardiff University believe they can help explain why some people are prone to hallucinations.

Immune clue to preventing schizophrenia

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2015 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be possible to prevent schizophrenia by calming the brain's immune system, say scientists.

One-fifth of youngsters suffer from 'high anxiety'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The study looked at the wellbeing and mental health of 7.5 million young people in the UK aged 16 to 24.

Top mental health doctor: online therapy is the future

Posted in Online on 29th Oct, 2015 11:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Why America’s top mental health doctor is moving to Google

Talking therapy 'as effective as antidepressants' study finds

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2015 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The research compared antidepressants such as fluoxetine, with cognitive behavioral therapy, talking therapy aimed at helping people change unhelpful ways of thinking.

Anxiety significantly raises risk for dementia

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
People who experienced high anxiety any time in their lives had a 48 percent higher risk of developing dementia compared to those who had not, according to a new study.

Brain Circuit Linked to Depression Found in Rats

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2016 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A finding that could help researchers better understand the mechanisms underlying depression and schizophrenia.

Can virtual reality help keep astronauts sane in space?

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Folks may one day spend years cooped up in a spacecraft with no option to stroll along a beach or meadow, and that could wear on their psychological states.

Mental health: 'One in four adults in England has a condition'

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2016 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
One in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness at some stage during their lifetime, which does not account for undiagnosed cases.

Brain Scans May Identify Children Vulnerable to Depression Before Symptoms Appear

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jan, 2016 11:53 AM
by AlexMuller
A new brain imaging study from MIT may lead to a screen that could identify children at high risk of developing depression later in life.

New drug could prevent impaired memory in schizophrenia sufferers

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2016 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A mutation thwarts the development of neurons that connect two parts of the brain together, the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus, while the brain is forming.

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
People with anxiety are less able to distinguish between a "safe" stimulus and one that was associated with the threat of money loss or gain.

Depression is more than a mental disorder: It affects the whole organism

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
This research is the first detailed work of what happens in the whole organism of people suffering from depression.

Men more vulnerable to developing depression from long-term stress

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2016 02:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has shown that repeated stress can translate into depression.

To diagnose autism, watch the eyes

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2016 10:35 AM
by AlexMuller
With the positive results, researchers believe that the use of remote eye gaze tracking could be a straightforward, cost effective and accurate method for diagnosing the condition.

Brain scan software can spot adults with autism

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Subjects only needed to spend about 10 minutes in the machine and didn't have to perform any special tasks.

Why living around nature could make you live longer

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2016 09:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The health benefits are likely thanks to factors such as improved mental health, social engagement and physical activity that come with living near green spaces.

Bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism, a new study shows

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2016 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism.

Should we use smartphone apps to treat depression and anxiety?

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have looked to gain some concrete information as to how helpful an app can be for patients tackling anxiety and/or depression.

New blood test to pick the best drug for patients with depression

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jun, 2016 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
UK scientists have developed a blood test to help doctors pick the best drug for patients with depression.

Some Antidepressants Might Actually Be Harmful to Children and Teens

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jun, 2016 09:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The effectiveness and risks of these drugs remain unclear due to the small number of clinical trials, many of which are flawed.

Long visits to nature linked to improved mental health, study finds

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2016 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t.

Research finds a link between air pollution and mental disorders in young people

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2016 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
While not proving a cause, results show a link between levels of air pollution and amounts of psychiatric medications being dispensed.

Do-It-Yourself Brain Stimulation Could Result In Altered Brain Functions

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2016 02:13 PM
by AlexMuller
tDCS brain stimulation is used for cognitive enhancement and to help anxiety or depression. These devices may do more harm than good.

Working full-time could be bad for your brain after a certain age

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2016 07:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An international team of researchers tested 3,000 Australian men and 3,500 women over the age of 40

Study finds genes linked to depression

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2016 09:20 AM
by AlexMuller
One study, over a dozen genes that can affect risk.

Electric brain stimulation during sleep enhances motor memory consolidation

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2016 10:02 AM
by AlexMuller
May be new a treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Mental health crisis in the UK

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2016 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression was the most common mental illness experienced.

Schizophrenia emerged after humans diverged from Neanderthals

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2016 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Schizophrenia poses an evolutionary enigma. The disorder has persisted throughout recorded history.

First 'gold-standard' trial of ketamine's anti-depressant effects launched

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2016 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Clinical trial in Australia and New Zealand will compare response to multiple doses of the drug with placebo.

Ketamine component produces improvement in resistant depression within 2 hours

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2016 09:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Esketamine, component of the general anesthetic ketamine, shows rapid and significant improvement in depressive patients.

Negative experiences on Facebook linked to increased depression risk in young adults

Posted in Online on 12th Sep, 2016 09:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Online social interactions could have important consequences for mental health.

Uncovering depression's web in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression could come down to stronger and weaker connections between various parts of the brain.

New chemical front found in battle against anxiety

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
According to the National Institutes for Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect over 18 percent of the population in the United States alone.

Long-lasting mental health isn’t normal

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2017 09:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Most people have at least one bout of depression, anxiety or other disorder, study suggests.

New headband treats depression with electric currents

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jun, 2017 04:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Inactivity in the frontal lobe is linked with depression -- South Korean startup Ybrain hopes some light jolts can help those in need.

Depression is the single biggest predictor of death for heart patients

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2017 04:43 PM
by Alex Muller
A major new study from the Intermountain Medical Center has shown how the death rate for depressed heart patients is double that of non-depressed heart patients

Study: Psilocybin helps depressed patients 're-connect' to the world

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2017 05:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in psychedelic magic mushrooms.

'Ego Dissolving' Psychedelic Drugs Could Assist With Mental Health

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2017 05:13 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study in Neuroscience of Consciousness adds weight to previous findings about the potential benefits psychedelics could have for treating mental health disorders.

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD causes long-lasting changes in personality, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2017 05:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Mental health professionals have long struggled to find more effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.

algorithm can spot depression based on your Instagram posts

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2017 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Our social media posts say more about us than we realize, including when we need help.

Those at greater risk of having schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2017 06:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found a causal link between those with the mental condition and users of the drug.

Neuroscience study uncovers how threatening information invades the working memory of anxious people

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2017 05:02 PM
by Alex Muller
The brains of anxious individuals tend to misallocate memory resources to process threat-related information.

High Incidence of PTSD Among Cancer Patients

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2017 09:01 AM
by Alex Muller
20% of patients with cancer experienced post-traumatic stress disorder within months of their diagnosis, and continue to live with the condition years later.

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jan, 2018 05:56 PM
by Alex Muller
Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.

Is anxiety a strong early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jan, 2018 08:00 PM
by Alex Muller
The degenerative processes behind Alzheimer's disease have been found to begin 10, or even 20 years before dementia symptoms become evident and the condition is diagnosed.

Psychedelics Are Showing Real Promise for Treating Mental Disorders

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2018 05:57 PM
by Alex Muller
These substances are making their way into the heart of the psychology establishment.

MDMA could help autistic people with their social anxiety, according to a new study

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2018 01:39 AM
by Alex Muller
A small new study has shown how MDMA could help reduce social anxiety in people with autism.

MDMA therapy achieves astounding 76% success rate for treating PTSD

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Nov, 2018 05:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Phase 2 trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy have proven extremely successful; FDA-treatment approval expected by 2021.

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