Ketamine alters neural activity in the cerebral cortex, silencing normally active neurons and activating neurons that are normally inactive. The ketamine activity-induced "switch" in brain regions associated with depression may help explain its treatment effects.
Pregnant women who participated in group wellness classes for eight weeks were half as likely to suffer depression eight years later compared to women who did not attend the classes.
Those who score high for neuroticism and stress have a reduced risk of developing depression if they follow the five precepts of Buddhism, a new study reports.
47% of patients with a mental health disorder receive a different diagnosis within the first ten years of receiving their initial diagnosis.
Excess fat from a mother's high-fat diet triggers immune cells to over-consume serotonin in the brains of developing males, leading to depression-like behaviors in the offspring.
Men with depression are 33% less likely to have children, and depressed women are 15% less likely to have children than their peers who do not suffer from depression. Additionally, women are more likely to suffer symptoms of depression during their childbearing years.
People with PTSD had a 9% increased risk of hospitalization and an 8% increased risk of death following contracting COVID-19 than people without the disorder. Those with psychosis had a 58% increased risk of death associated with COVID-19, and those with bipolar disorder had a 29% increased risk of dying from coronavirus.
Children diagnosed with ADHD have a higher genetic overlap with autism spectrum disorder while adults diagnosed with ADHD have a higher genetic overlap with depression.
Teens and young adults who are transgender are four times more likely to suffer from sleep disorders than their peers.
Exercise addiction is an obsessive or compulsive desire to exercise, even when it is detrimental to health. Researchers evaluate what causes exercise addiction and focus on methods to curb the compulsion to exercise.
Researchers reveal a higher rate of body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders in those seeking cosmetic surgery procedures.