The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on stress in both pregnant and postpartum women. Researchers say this is concerning as prenatal stress can hamper fetal brain development.
A new study of 9/11 first responders helps confirm the link between cognitive impairment and PTSD.
Scientists discovered a mechanism which stops the process of forgetting anxiety after a stress event. They showed that feelings of anxiety don’t subside if too little dynorphin is released into the brain. The results can help open up new paths in the treatment of trauma patients.
People who reported more sedentary behavior as a result of the COVID lockdowns were more likely to develop symptoms of depression and anxiety than those who maintained a more active lifestyle.
People with mood and substance use disorders have reduced lifespan compared to their peers without a mental health disorder. Those with mood disorders have an increased death risk as a result of health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Men with mood disorders experience a reduced life expectancy of 7.9 years, and women 6.2 years, compared to those with no history of depression or anxiety.
Study links acute stress as a result of childhood maltreatment to accelerated early maturation of the immune system.
Researchers were able to reverse the neural and behavioral effects of THC exposure and eliminate schizophrenia like symptoms in rats by using drugs to activate GABA, a new study reports.
Focusing on your well-being can help improve both physical and mental health, especially for those with chronic medical conditions.
A new study reports spouses and caregivers of stroke survivors have an increased risk of physical and mental health problems that may continue for years after their partner's stroke.