Researchers have identified an autoantibody that appears to cause schizophrenia in some individuals. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that schizophrenia could have an autoimmune component.
The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns affected girls' mental health more than boys', researchers report. Girls' emotional and behavioral difficulties increased by 1.6% compared to boys, and this was more pronounced in girls from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
A new study will explore how psilocybin affects different networks and serotonin function in the brains of autistic adults.
Early childhood anxiety has been linked with continuing anxiety, depression, and other mental health difficulties throughout later life. Researchers say addressing anxiety in kindergarten-aged children could help to reduce its impact and improve mental health.
People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are 1.2 times more likely to develop depression. Additionally, the risk of developing dementia increased by 2-3% every 5 years following a diagnosis of RA.
While there's nothing wrong with having high personal standards, perfectionists often feel as though their achievements and successes are never good enough. Perfectionism increases the risk of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and several other mental health disorders.
Unpredictable parental behavior and an unpredictable environment disrupt the optimal development of emotional brain circuits during a child's development, increasing the risk of mental health disorders and substance abuse later in life.
Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease are 9 times more likely to develop depression than those without IBD. Those with depression are twice as likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, a new study reports.
Hikikomori is a mental health disorder identified as a pathological social withdrawal. Researchers have discovered a number of biomarkers in the blood associated with hikikomori.
Children who participate in team sports have better mental health outcomes than those who play individual sports or take part in no sports at all. Those who play individual sports have worse mental health outcomes than those who do not play sports.
A newly invented soft, implantable probe can interface between gut and brain tissue, measuring both dopamine and serotonin levels. The device has applications for depression, Parkinson's disease, and intestinal disorders.