University of Otago researchers report children have an increased risk of developing cognitive deficits linked to schizophrenia if their mother's immune system was activated as a result of infection during pregnancy.
A new study reveals a positive link between better mental health and consuming raw fruits and vegetables.
Women with postpartum depression report normal olfactory sensitivity, while those who are genetically predisposed to major depressive disorder have decreased olfactory sensitivity.
A new 'god' template distinguishes between religious and secular supernatural beings by exploring the attributes people associate with them. Religious figures were considered to be more helpful and more ambiguous in their abilities. Superheroes were considered to be less ambivalent. The findings suggest religious figures are psychologically attractive because people are more motivated to believe in them.
Participating in musical and dance activities improve the quality of life for older adults with dementia after just six sessions.
People with higher levels of anxiety have altered perceptions of their breathing compared to those with lower levels of anxiety. The altered perception of respiration can lead to an increase in feelings of anxiety, researchers report.
RFRP neurons near the base of the brain become active in stressful situations and suppress the reproductive system.