Initial memory problems are linked with a slower rate of decline in Alzheimer's disease. Those with symptoms including language difficulties or judgment changes had a more rapid rate of decline than those with memory problems alone.
People with autism experience pain at a higher intensity than those not on the autism spectrum and are less adaptable to the sensation. This revelation contradicts the prevailing belief that those with ASD tend to be indifferent to pain.
The state of gratitude lowers systolic blood pressure response through stress-testing experiences, demonstrating that gratitude has a unique buffering effect against both reactions to and recovery from psychological stress.
Measles virus that persists in the body can develop mutations in the F protein, which controls how the virus infects cells. The mutated protein can interact with its normal form, making it capable of infecting the brain.
A new closed-loop, acoustic stimulation technique significantly improves sleep quality and autonomic immune system function, and reduces symptoms of insomnia.
Poor literacy skills or being illiterate is associated with an increased risk of developing anxiety and depression, researchers say. Additionally, poor literacy is also linked to increased feelings of loneliness.
Alterations in the cerebral neural network could function as a biomarker for the early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and Lewy Body dementia.
Levodopa, a drug commonly prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease that increases dopamine in the brain was found to reverse the effects of neuroinflammation on the reward system and improve symptoms associated with depression.
Researchers discuss how postnatal depression and psychosis can lead some mothers to commit violent acts against or even murder their young children.