Researchers report children with speech-language disorders or developmental language disorders have greater difficulty in regulating their emotions. The study also found the way in which parents manage their emotions has an impact on a child's ability to deal with their emotions.
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.
Stress can be a precursor to other mental health disorders including depression and anxiety, as well as a factor for premature aging. Researchers discuss stress management techniques that can build resilience to stressors and could help protect against the impact stress has on the aging process.
Family members of people with borderline personality disorder share similarities in brain structure and personality traits as those diagnosed with the personality disorder. Findings may point toward a hereditary component to personality disorders.
The genetic disruption of specific cell processes crucial to brain development was linked to disease risk in a wide range of mental health disorders including schizophrenia.
Researchers found alterations in different parts of the brain in males and females with severe depression. The findings also reveal a specific biomarker for depression in blood samples of women.
Infection, inflammation, and metabolic disorders early in life could increase the chances of developing depression and psychosis during adulthood.
Sleep deprivation increases the levels of serotonin 2A neurotransmitter receptors within 6 - 8 hours. Abnormal serotonin 2A receptor function is associated with hallucinations, cognitive impairment, and is linked to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
Combining psychological therapy with ketamine treatments resulted in longer periods of abstinence for those with severe alcohol use disorder, a new study reports.
Clinical symptoms of schizophrenia, such as psychosis and cognitive deficits, can be predicted from the activity of neurons derived from a patient's stem cells.
Alterations in synapses may help explain how memories form and why certain types of memories are stronger than others.