Through a combination of genetic and psychological testing, researchers have identified factors that mitigate against PTSD. In combat, soldiers who avoided threats were more likely to develop PTSD as a result of traumatic experiences, the study found.
Changes in microglia underlie depressive symptoms brought on by exposure to chronic stress, a new study reports.
A new study in Neuroscience of Consciousness adds weight to previous findings about the potential benefits psychedelics could have for treating mental health disorders.
The 'Friendship Bench' approach has been able to reduce the prevalence of depression in some communities in Zimbabwe, a new study reports.
A new computerized 'mirror game' has been shown to give more accurate diagnosis of schizophrenia than clinical interviews, a new study reports.
Researchers turn to 'psychics', people who claim to "hear voices" without a diagnosis of a mental illness, to help find out more about the auditory hallucinations those with psychosis face.
Researchers at UAB have developed an assessment test, that can be completed within 20 minutes, to assess the cognitive capabilities of those with Schizophrenia.
A new phenotype atlas assisted researchers in identifying 30 genes associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. Single-cell RNA sequencing revealed an essential role for the transcription factor znf536 in the development of forebrain neurons associated with social behavior and stress.
Researchers have identified 44 genetic risk factors for major depressive disorder. 30 of the variants are newly discovered. The team reports the genetic basis for MDD is shared with other psychological disorders and all humans carry some of the genetic risk factors identified.
Researchers have identified 64 genomic regions that contain genetic variants associated with an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder. The study also revealed a genetic overlap between bipolar disorder and other psychiatric disorders.