A new study reveals the 2016 may have triggered OCD-like symptoms in some people. Researchers report some people are having politically focused intrusive thoughts and associated ritualistic behaviors due to political stressors.
Hyperactivity in a serotonin-dopamine circuit in the brain appears to be responsible for persistent anorexia in animal models. The DRD1 receptor appears to drive the hyperactivity. Deleting the DRD1 gene restored normal eating behaviors in animals.
Seizures associated with Alzheimer's disease in both animal models and humans alter hippocampal neurogenesis. Treating mice with antiseizure medications normalized neurogenesis and improved spatial discrimination.