Older adults with higher baseline apathy, as well as those with increasing apathy over time, were at higher risk of developing dementia. Neither baseline depression nor developing depression symptoms over time had a noticeable impact on a later diagnosis of dementia.
Children who experience behavioral problems, such as hyperactivity and anxiety, are more likely to develop mental health problems and emotional difficulties as teens, a new study reports.
High levels of insulin during mid-childhood was linked to an increased risk of developing psychosis during early adulthood. Additionally, an increase in BMI during the onset of puberty, specifically in girls, was linked to an increased risk of depression.
Using data from a smart phone app, researchers discover that even small amounts of physical activity can have a positive impact on happiness.
Experiencing bullying and aggression as a teen or young adult increases violent ideations, including thoughts of harming or killing others, a new study reports.
In times of uncertainty, noradrenaline helps us learn and adapt our behaviors, researchers report.
Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that makes it possible to study why proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases may go from harmless to toxic.
The prenatal wellbeing of first-time mothers has a direct effect on the behavior of children at 24 months. Mothers who experienced stress and anxiety while pregnant were more likely to have children who displayed behavioral problems, such as temper tantrums, spitefulness and restlessness. The children also exhibited emotional problems, including being clingy, tearfulness and unhappiness. Emotional problems were exacerbated if their parents experienced relationship problems during early pregnancy.
Using a phylogenetic network technique, researchers have mapped the evolutionary paths and genetic mutations of COVID-19 from its initial spread in China, to infections in the rest of the world. The method could be used to identify undocumented infection sources.