A new study finds dopamine increases responses to stressful stimuli, not just pleasurable ones. The findings could have implications for the treatment of mental health disorders and addiction.
Researchers report non-fatal opioid overdoses can result in brain abnormalities and cognitive impairment.
Researchers have identified 579 genetic loci associated with increased risk of disorders associated with self-regulation disorders including addiction, ADHD, and anti-social behavior.
Non-invasive brain stimulation, such as rTMS, helps to reduce smoking frequency in nicotine-dependent people, a new study reports. Stimulating the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation significantly reduced sm…
A new dual-drug therapy for alcohol use disorder appears to be effective and has fewer side effects or complications compared to other medications used to treat AUD.
A twenty-year study has identified an association between childhood depression and an increased risk of physical and mental health problems as adults. Researchers found those with childhood depression had a greater risk of anxiety, substance use disord…
Blocking hippocampal STAT3 in those with alcohol use disorder may alleviate symptoms of depression associated with withdrawal.
A new study reveals sex differences in the way those with alcohol use disorder process facial emotions. Men with AUD showed greater activation in frontal brain areas when processing facial emotions. The increased activation was not seen in women with AUD.
Study reveals a specific cell cluster in the brains of drosophila flies that are affected by acute cocaine exposure. The findings could help with the development of treatments to prevent addiction in humans.
Research has long revealed an association between belief in conspiracy theories and mental health disorders. A new study reports followers of the radical QAnon group are significantly more likely to suffer from mental health problems, including depress…
Quitting smoking can help reduce depression and anxiety within weeks, a new study reports.
A new study looks at the role frustration plays in driving addiction.
Smokers with a higher dependency on tobacco had a greater probability of reporting symptoms of depression.
From increasing the risk for depression and stress, to impacting a person’s social and family lives, researchers explore the detrimental effects of work addiction.
A new series of studies review the roles neuroplasticity and neurogenesis play in alcohol addiction and recovery.
Researchers have identified a pathway in the brain responsible for the development of alcohol addiction.
Enzyme activity outside of specific cell types contribute to synaptic plasticity associated with addiction behaviors.
Mixing traditional cigarettes with vaping products is as detrimental to health as smoking cigarettes alone, a new study reports.
New studies are set to explore how gene expression alters the brain’s response to drug abuse, and to screen for genes that could help brain cells withstand Parkinson’s disease.
Those who consider themselves to be light smokers, in that they smoke between one to four cigarettes a day, meet the criteria for nicotine addiction.