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Melatonin reduces self-harm in young people with depression and anxiety. The effects were more pronounced in females with anxiety and depression.
Shorter telomere length was associated with multiple changes in the brain associated with dementia, a new study reports.
The pre-supplementary motor area plays a critical role in decision-making, especially when deciding between inconsequential options.
A common genetic signature has been linked to an increased risk of substance use disorders from smoking addiction to addiction to narcotics. The findings could pave the way to the development of new therapies for substance use disorder and may help diagnose those at risk to multiple substance use disorders.
Consuming high-fat and high-sugar foods causes changes in activity and connectivity in the brain's dopaminergic system, resulting in a stronger preference for these foods.
Science research articles covering neurology, brain cancer, traumatic brain injuries, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, brain research and neurological disorders.
Exercise helps to improve the severity of the movement-related symptoms and the overall well-being of those suffering from Parkinson's disease.
Elite football players are 1.5 times more likely to develop a neurodegenerative disorder such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, or ALS than the general population.
DNA designer therapeutics restored levels of a protein critical to motor neuron function, restoring the activity that is impaired as a result of ALS.
Infants who are born preterm do not habituate to repeated pain the same way in which full-term babies or adults do. Researchers believe this is because preterm infants have not yet developed the mechanism that enables people to adapt to moderate pain, which is thought to develop during the third trimester of pregnancy.
New Test Quickly Identifies Patients Whose Postoperative Pain Can Be Effectively Treated by Hypnosis
A newly developed molecular diagnostic test is able to identify people who are most likely to benefit from hypnosis to help manage post-operative pain. This subset of highly hypnotizable people is also more likely to experience higher levels of post-operative pain.
Science research articles cover psychology, depression, mental health, schizophrenia, mental disorders, happiness, stress, PTSD, autism, psychiatry and therapy.
Children and adolescents who report having a strong relationship with their parents have better long-term health outcomes, a new study reports.
People who enjoy experiencing JOMO, the "joy of missing out", tend to have higher levels of social anxiety, a new study reports.
Emotional stability was the most common trait linked to people's life satisfaction, social connections, and career.
Young children encode social cues according to context, then process the social stimuli to form a representation of the current social situation. Once the action values are compared, children then chose to perform the optimal action that has the highest value.
The psychedelic compound DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) increases connectivity across the brain, allowing for greater communication between different areas and networks. The brain changes are most prominent in brain areas linked to higher functioning, such as imagination.