Through a combination of genetic and psychological testing, researchers have identified factors that mitigate against PTSD. In combat, soldiers who avoided threats were more likely to develop PTSD as a result of traumatic experiences, the study found.
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Definition of Psychology: Psychology is the study of behavior in an individual, or group. Our psychology articles cover research in mental health, psychiatry, depression, psychology, schizophrenia, autism spectrum, happiness, stress and more.
Changes in microglia underlie depressive symptoms brought on by exposure to chronic stress, a new study reports.
Researchers reveal in mice, certain cells within the hippocampus fire when the animal is anxious and this triggers anxiety related behaviors to occur.
Older adults who took brief, weekly "awe walks" for eight weeks reported improvements in positive emotions and a decrease in daily life stress.
Men with a more fragile sense of masculinity, or whose feelings of masculinity rely more on others, are more likely to act aggressively in order to prove their masculinity.
People who experience "brain fog" and other neurological problems following COVID-19 infection may be suffering from PTSD, researchers report.
A new study might help to explain why people continue to take drug, even though they are aware of the negative consequences and why they find their behavior so hard to change.
Anthracycline based chemotherapies could have greater negative effects on cognition than nonanthracycline treatments for breast cancer survivors, a new study reports.
Contradicting previous studies, UC Boulder researchers report there is no clear evidence of any candidate gene associated with depression.
MDMA shows promise for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Combining the use of Ecstasy with psychotherapy treatments resulted in a reduction of PTSD symptoms after just one session. 54% of the study participants no longer met the PTSD criteria after two sessions. Patients also reported improvements in depression symptoms.
A new study in Neuroscience of Consciousness adds weight to previous findings about the potential benefits psychedelics could have for treating mental health disorders.
Those who received explicit instructions about the relationship between sound and spelling experienced dramatic improvements in their reading ability.
These research articles involve depression, seasonal affective disorders, grief, pain, sadness, happiness and generally news regarding mental health research.
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Older adults with depression showed increased signs of accelerated biological aging, including poorer brain and overall health compared to their peers without depression.
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Study identifies an intestinal immune cell that impacts the gut microbiome, affecting brain functions linked to depression and stress.
A new study identified sex-specific differences in neurodevelopment and health-related disorders in children who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb. Prenatal alcohol exposure increased female children's risk of developing depression and anxiety, while in males, prenatal alcohol exposure increased the risk of ADHD, conduct disorders, and oppositional defiance disorder.
Researchers found people with personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder, and those with depression and anxiety are more likely to participate in psychological research studies. Due to this, the findings of studies may be unduly influenced and may be difficult to be replicated.
Cognitive rumination, or repetitive negative thinking, while in a "low mood" was associated with increased suicidal thoughts in young adults with major depression.
Research news involving schizotypal personality, anxiety, paranoia, unconventional thoughts and beliefs is covered.
PTSD research articles are listed here as well as news about stress, pain, fear, painful memories, trauma and mental health information.