Study reveals how key proteins regulate the brain's response to stress in the hippocampus.
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A new study sheds light on how COVID-19 has impacted sleep and mental health. Researchers found 32.9% of people reported a decrease in sleep and 29.8% said they slept more during the lockdown. Changes in sleep patterns correlated with self-reported mental health difficulties during this time, which mostly led to sleep loss.
Stressed male mice can pass down their behaviors to their offspring via alterations in their sperm's DNA, a new study reports.
A single dose of tabernanthalog (TBG), a non-hallucinogenic psychedelic analog, corrects stress-induced behavioral deficits, including anxiety and cognitive inflexibility, in mouse models. Additionally, the compound promoted neurogenesis and restores neural circuits in brain areas damaged by stress.
People who consumed 470 grams of fruits and vegetables per day had 10% lower levels of stress than those who ate 230 grams of fresh produce a day.
Students who completed a six-week stress-management program that exclusively focused on petting a therapy dog showed marked improvements in numerous cognitive and thinking skills.
A new method, dubbed DREADDs, relies on gene therapy techniques to alter genes in target cells to change the cell's behavior. The method reduced anxious behaviors in monkey models of schizophrenia when combined with clozapine. Researchers say the method has the potential for use in humans to help reduce anxiety.
If you feel anxious while at the wheel, you are more likely to feel exhaustion when you arrive at your destination, a new study reports.
Family members of people with dementia are more likely to experience severe pre-loss grief than family members of those with cancer.
Older people who feel or act younger than their biological age tend to have better cognitive function, lower stress, and less inflammation than their peers who feel their age.
Mindfulness training can help increase optimism, enhance positive mood, and negate some of the effects of stress by improving mental health in school-aged children.