Exposing depressed adolescents to positive and negative words elicited different effects in specific brain regions depending on the sex of the subject, a new Frontiers in Psychiatry study reports.
Differences in the expression of gene transcripts shed light on how mental health disorders with shared genetic risk factors differ in onset, symptoms, course of progression, and treatment responses.
Examining the impact of eight types of early life stress on the onset of youth-onset depression, researchers found some had little impact on the development of the psychological disorder. Emotional abuse was more strongly associated with the development of major depressive disorder than other early stressors, such as poverty.
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.
Depression may allow people to abandon achievable goals, a new study reports.
Researchers are utilizing neuroimaging data to identify brain patterns and predict depression with the help of machine learning.
Exposure to everyday stressors may result in impairments in endothelial function for patients with major depressive disorder. The findings reveal a possible reason for the association between stress, depression and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
A new study reports estrogen fluctuations which are common during menopausal transition could enhance emotional sensitivity to psychological stress.