Vaccinated people with a history of mental health disorders including bipolar disorder, psychosis, and anxiety, have a 24% increased risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study reports.
Researchers identified a genetic correlation between blood biomarkers and a range of mental health disorders. The study provides evidence some substance measures within the blood may be involved in the cause of mental illnesses. For example, immune system proteins may be involved in the development of depression, schizophrenia, and anorexia.
Genes associated with inflammation were linked to reduced gray matter in brain areas associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. The findings shed new light on how neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and ASD may occur.
The perceptual accuracy of visual information and its subjective interpretation use separate neural mechanisms that can be manipulated independently of each other.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation helped reduce cannabis use by up to 60% in those with schizophrenia who have cannabis use disorder.
Specific genes that contribute as risks for developing schizophrenia also affect the thickness and size of the brain's surface.
While patients with schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder experience a lack of motivation and anhedonia, the neural patterns of emotion-behavior dissociation differ between the disorders.