Researchers explore the effect psychedelics have on the brain and how they are effective at treating depression.
Adventurous play, especially when conducted outdoors, was associated with reduced anxiety and depression in children.
Stress, anxiety, and depression during pregnancy were associated with altered key features in fetal brain development, resulting in decreased cognitive offspring in a child at 18 months of age.
Researchers discovered a bi-directional relationship between internalizing symptoms, social withdrawal, and gastrointestinal problems in children and teens on the autism spectrum, reporting the symptoms seem to impact one another simultaneously.
Over 22% of adults who were chronically exposed to parental domestic violence as children developed major depressive disorder later in life. 1 in 6 adults who witnessed PDV developed anxiety disorders, and over 25% later developed substance use disorders.
The activation of a neural circuit comprising of the central nucleus of the amygdala and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the first hours following sepsis infection induced anxiety behaviors in mice two weeks after the infection cleared. The behaviors mimicked the PTSD symptoms patients experience following sepsis infection.
Like cognitive deficits, psychiatric symptoms such as depression, apathy, and anxiety associated with Alzheimer's disease appear to be a direct consequence of underlying brain changes as a result of increased amyloid-beta accumulation.
Vaccinated people with a history of mental health disorders including bipolar disorder, psychosis, and anxiety, have a 24% increased risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study reports.
Disulfiram, a drug commonly prescribed to treat chronic alcohol addiction, was shown to reduce anxiety levels in rodent models. The drug inhibits FROUNT protein and chemokine signaling pathways under its influence, suppressing overall glutamate transmission in the brain. This, in turn, helps reduce overall activity. The findings may signal a new way to treat anxiety in humans.
People who suffer from visual impairments or blindness by age 50 are four times more likely to report mental health problems, including anxiety and depression than those with better eyesight.