Gene expression study reveals it is possible to distinguish between those with treatment-resistant depression and those with major depressive disorder who respond to antidepressants based on levels of inflammation and the presence of molecular mechanisms that spark inflammation into action.
Female mice who experienced early life stress developed problems and had fewer neurons in areas of the brain responsible for regulating emotions and making sense of rules, researchers report.
Trigger warnings have minimal impact in relation to how people respond to content. They are neither meaningfully helpful or harmful, researchers conclude.
Flies lacking Ets21c died much faster when exposed to oxidative stress. Findings reveal a new molecular switch that could be responsible for a longer life and stress resilience.
UCSF researchers report maternal stress could impact the development of a child's parasympathetic nervous system, both in utero and after birth. Additionally, children whose mothers were stressed during pregnancy smile less, are less engaged and have a diminished ability to regulate emotions.
Laughing and smiling more might help to buffer against the effects of stress, researchers report.
Researchers have determined the near-atomic scale structure of the anxiety-associated GPR158 receptor. The findings enable an avenue to create potential therapeutics to block the receptor in order to treat depression, stress, and other mental health disorders.
A new study could help explain why stress often leads people to binge eat or relapse into addiction.