Examining brain tissue, researchers have identified common gene groups that are disrupted in people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression.
Infants who experience poor sleep quality and disrupted sleep may be at increased risk of depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems as toddlers.
Researchers report those addicted to cocaine may have difficulty controlling their addiction because of a 'back door' into the brain that circumvents their self control.
Researchers have discovered a link between specific neural circuits to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression. The study, published in Cell, reports altering the networks helped to improve symptoms such as social withdrawal and helplessness.
Researchers investigate how synaptic pruning occurs during development in hopes of discovering how neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders occur.
Eating dark chocolate can help reduce anxiety and improve symptoms of clinical depression. People who ate dark chocolate in two 24-hour periods had 70% reduced odds of reporting depressive symptoms than those who did not eat chocolate. However, milk chocolate did not produce the same effect. Dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a neuromodulator implicated in mood regulation.
Researchers have identified two compounds derived from grapes that might help to treat those with major depressive disorder.
Mouse study reveals how depression and chronic stress can have an impact on cholesterol-lowering medications and influence the risk of heart disease.
Even during early stages of the disease, gut bacteria in those with Parkinson's differs significantly from those without the disease, a new study reports.