psychiatry

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Psychedelic drug MDMA may reawaken ‘critical period’ in brain to help treat PTSD

MDMA, a psychedelic drug, has successfully been used to reopen the 'critical period' of learning the reward values of social behaviors. Researchers report, in mature mice given MDMA, oxytocin triggers signaling in synapses that help encode social learning and memory, a process that does not usually occur in older animals. The findings could help in the development of treatments for PTSD and other disorders.... Read More...
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Shedding Light on the Body Clock’s Link to Mental Health and Disease

According to a new study, those who are genetically predisposed to be early risers have a lower risk of developing psychiatric conditions, such as depression and schizophrenia, as well as having better over all health. In contrast to other studies, researchers did not find a strong link between circadian rhythm and diseases such as obesity or diabetes.... Read More...