Behavioral changes in those with T.gondii infection could be linked to lower levels of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine also controls inflammation. Both neuroinflammation and norepinephrine are associated with a range of psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia and ADHD.
Study adds to a growing body of evidence that stress in the workplace, coupled with impaired sleep, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary mortality, especially in hypersensitive workers.
An increase in depressive symptoms in adolescence has been linked to ozone exposure as a result of air pollution, even in areas that meet air quality standards.
Researchers have identified a novel link between dietary nutrition and an increased risk of PTSD. Increased consumption of pastries, chocolate, pulses, and nuts on a daily basis increased PTSD risk. However, consuming two to three sources of fiber daily decreased the risk.
Research has long revealed an association between belief in conspiracy theories and mental health disorders. A new study reports followers of the radical QAnon group are significantly more likely to suffer from mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia, than the general population.
Helicopter parenting can lead to an increased risk for anxiety, depression and other health issues for young adults, a new study reports.
While researchers report the risk of developing psychosis from cannabis use is relatively small, those who use the drug and already suffer from schizophrenia may notice their condition worsen.
Recently an article was published that stated exercise should be the new primary prescription for mental health disorders, however, as of right now there are a number of reasons why this should not be the case. While exercise has shown proven benefits in individuals with various disorders, only depression has adequate evidence to suggest exercise can potentially replace psychotherapy or medication. Until more thorough research is conducted on a multitude of disorders, exercise needs to be promoted along with traditional therapies or done on a case by case basis if it is to be the sole treatment.
People who were raised in cities and without a family pet show significantly higher levels of an immune system component following a stressful event, researchers report.
A new study looks at the long term neurological and mental health outcomes of people who participated in high school football teams. Researcher report playing football appears to not adversely affect cognition or depressive symptoms later in life. They acknowledge the findings may not be generalized for modern players due to changes in play style, protective equipment and improved safety measures.