Changes in the strength of circadian rhythms, the average amount of activity during nighttime rest, and the amount of fragmented sleep a woman experienced during the later stages of pregnancy or following birth were strongly associated with increased risks of developing postpartum depression and anxiety.
Researchers say the COVID pandemic has created a paradox where mental health has both motivated and generated a barrier to people wanting to improve their physical health via exercise. The study found stress and anxiety are preventing many of those who want to exercise from embarking on physical activity.
Hereditary forces that have evolved over millions of years favor mate selection and reproduction in the early years of male sexual maturity at the expense of longer-term well-being. This may explain why females tend to live longer and are less vulnerable to certain health and developmental disorders.
A small molecular compound has been discovered that can activate the Wnt pathway in non-Wnt subtypes of medulloblastoma brain cancer, making tumors more responsive to therapies.
Children who were admitted to NICUs as babies are twice as likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems, including ADHD, phobias, and separation anxiety.
The largest delay discounting effects were found to be associated with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia. The image is in the public domain.
Fitting musicians with motion capture sensors and applying mathematical techniques, researchers discover how musicians communicate non-verbally while performing different pieces of music.
A new neuroimaging study sheds light on how we relate to characters in stories. Researchers report, no matter how a story is relayed, brain networks associated with theory of mind are activated when participants associate with the protagonist. The study concludes our brains relate best to characters, no matter how the narrative is expressed.
A new study contradicts existing data, finding there is no significant link between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in people with mental health disorders.
In adult students, taking a short exercise break during a lecture can help to improve learning and recall, researchers report.
A new study reveals antibiotics given to pregnant women with Group B Streptococcus during labor can affect a baby's development of gut bacteria.