A new method, dubbed DREADDs, relies on gene therapy techniques to alter genes in target cells to change the cell's behavior. The method reduced anxious behaviors in monkey models of schizophrenia when combined with clozapine. Researchers say the method has the potential for use in humans to help reduce anxiety.
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Those who live in neighborhoods that are considered safe, orderly, and have a more interconnected social environment are at higher risk of embarking on binge drinking episodes, a new study reports.
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While seeking support via social media doesn't necessarily harm mental health, it doesn't help it either. However, real-life social interactions can have a positive effect on mental health.
Split-second perceptions by adults of children's faces leads them to make judgments of the child's intentions and character.
While many people freeze while witnessing a violent event, researchers say nine times out of ten, at least one person will intervene to help the victim.
Experiencing bullying and aggression as a teen or young adult increases violent ideations, including thoughts of harming or killing others, a new study reports.
Study reveals there are differences in genes and the genetic burdens that underpin ASD between males and females. Researchers also found specific differences in the ways the brains of girls on the autism spectrum respond to different social cues.
Often touted as helping to improve personal mental states, a new study reveals mindfulness can actually make people more selfish. Those who consider themselves to be more independent-minded, rather than having a pluralistic mindset, demonstrate a decrease in prosocial behavior following mindful meditation.
Olfactory imprinting in infant mice has a direct impact on their social behaviors as adults.