Researchers report the hypothalamus is, on average, five percent larger in those with mood disorders like major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder, than it is in those without depression.
Dissociative disorders affect 10-11% of people at some point in their life. Dissociation is often the result of a traumatic event and can lead to emotional numbness. The condition is often comorbid with other mental health disorders. However, dissociative disorders are often overlooked. A new paper explores the phenomena of dissociation and calls for more understanding of the condition.
Researchers examine the differences between mood and personality disorders, addressing why so many misconceptions still exist about them.
Researchers report 1 in 10 people who are heavy cannabis users experience cannabis withdrawal syndrome upon quitting.
Patients with mood and anxiety disorders have abnormally low activation in brain areas associated with cognitive and emotional control. Brain scans also revealed hyperactivity in brain areas linked to the processing of emotional thoughts.
Researchers examine the personal writings of Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard, and conclude he may have suffered from bipolar disorder.
Researchers have discovered new protective service workers, such as police officers and fire fighters, who are repeatedly exposed to traumatic events are at greater risk of developing mental health disorders.