Exposure to household pet dogs in the early years of life was associated with a significantly decreased risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia later in life.
White matter connectivity does not directly induce psychosis, but may affect symptoms of psychosis through its effect on the consciousness threshold.
A new study appears to add to the growing evidence that the immune system may play a vital role in some psychiatric disorders.
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.
While patients with schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder experience a lack of motivation and anhedonia, the neural patterns of emotion-behavior dissociation differ between the disorders.
Researchers have developed a new machine learning algorithm which is 94% accurate in predicting which patients with complex mood disorders will respond to medications.
Researchers find circuits involved in pursuing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in bipolar patients.