Lower gray matter volume in the brain is indicative of a higher risk of developing mental health disorders including depression and psychosis. However, those with slightly greater gray matter volume were more likely to recover from their disorders. Researchers believe reduced gray matter volume may be linked to higher levels of inflammation, reduced concentration, and other cognitive impairments associated with disorders like schizophrenia.
Even small amounts of cannabis use in teens can alter gray matter volume in the brain, a new study reports. Researchers report those exposed to cannabis had more gray matter volume in the amygdala and hippocampus, areas of the brain linked to emotional processes and memory development.
Researchers report ADHD and conduct disorder exhibit similar, overlapping changes in the brain.
Researchers link physical fitness in children to increased gray matter volume in areas of the brain implicated in language processing and reading skills.
Researchers discover smaller hippocampal gray matter volume in people who expressed higher or lower than average levels of cortisol in response to stress.
Study reports significant reduction in gray matter volume in brain regions associated with social cognition for up to two years following birth.
According to a new study, people who have problems regulating their emotions have smaller gray matter volume in the orbitofrontal cortex.
According to a new study, women who abuse stimulant drugs have significantly less gray matter volume in brain areas vital for decision making and emotion.