Mouse study reveals chronic stress affects neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus.
Toxoplasma exposure can increase the likelihood of developing psychosis in those with risk factors for mental health disorders, a new study reports.
First of a kind study reveals the causal relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption, exercise, and happiness, rather than a generalized correlation.
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.
Reinterpreting stress response as performance-enhancing makes people less anxious and improves general wellbeing, researchers report.
Those who exercise regularly may lower their risk of developing anxiety by 60%, researchers report.
Virginia Tech researchers have been awarded a grant to study how a protein system impacts fear conditioning differences between males and females.
White matter functional connectivity distributions may contribute to working memory and processing speed impairments in schizophrenia.
Following periods of acute isolation, female mice display a strong desire to socialize with other females by significantly increasing their production of social calls that are much like human emotional vocalizations. The behavioral response provides a …
Approximately one-third of people suffer from misokinesia, an anxious or frustrated reaction to watching another person fidgeting.
Researchers find a region of the brain stem called the periaqueductal gray may mediate religiosity and spirituality in humans.
In the absence of neural activity, BDNF expression can still be activated. The findings shed light on how therapeutic ketamine used has an antidepressant effect and how it works in both the long and short term.
Lower cholesterol levels may put people with schizophrenia at higher risk for violent behaviors, including self-harm and suicide. Researchers say lower cholesterol levels make brain cells less sensitive to serotonin, increasing symptoms of depression, …
People who receive threatening or obscene text messages and other communications from current or former partners are more likely to experience mental health problems including depression and anxiety, and have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.
Virtual reality helps to relieve pain and anxiety for children undergoing medical procedures, researchers report.
There is a growing body of evidence linking depression to microbiome health. A new study proposes focusing on the microbiome may help alleviate some of the symptoms of depression associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Allopregnanolone, a neuroactive steroid used in the treatment of postpartum depression, alters neural communication in the basolateral amygdala, an area of the brain associated with emotion and mood regulation. The drug may alter the network associated…
Hearing loss was associated with an increased risk of depression in older adults. Those of lower socioeconomic status were twice as likely to report symptoms of depression. However, using hearing aids helped alleviate symptoms of depression.
Young people who experienced complex early life trauma as a result of interpersonal violence or child abuse had more severe mental health problems and cognitive impairments than their peers with no exposure to trauma.
Humorous interventions and conversations could be effective ways to influence people’s behavior and intentions surrounding their health.