A new report by UBU has discovered that executives who take fewer risks in business often express more negative emotions than their risk taking counterparts. Read More
Some villages in Liberia have much higher rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, than others. Read More
New psychology research from CU-Boulder suggests that "neural inhibition" is a critical component in our ability to make choices. Psychologists have proposed people who suffer from anxiety could have decreased neuronal inhibition, which makes it more difficult to make important decisions. Read More
The title of this article may not catch on as a song lyric, but new neurobiology research shows close friends can cause more of a response in brain regions such as the medial prefrontal cortex than strangers can. Read More
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Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are often not evaluated thoroughly for depression during routine clinical interviews, possibly compromising clinical trials for drugs and therapies for treating patients with HCV. Read More
Genetics research into the emotional responses of bullying shows that many bullied victims that later experience more emotional problems have genetic similarities. Read More
Optimistic brains and pessimistic brains were compared in a brain-imaging study of the posterior parietal cortex, where it is believed sensory stimuli are transformed into movement plans. Read More
Neuroscience researchers suggest that utilizing fMRI studies could help to provide biomarkers for the diagnosis of depression. A recent fMRI study of patients with depression showed marked abnormal activations in the medial prefronal cortex. Researchers believe that by identifying the neurobiological markers for depression, psychiatrists can tailor medications and therapies to suit the needs of individual patients. Read More
A study published in October's Cortex has shown young people who regularly play video games have an advantage in performing tasks which require visuomotor skills. The study also found that gamers show increased activity in the prefrontal cortex when asked to perform visuomotor tasks. By contrast, non-gamers had more reliant use of the parietal cortex, an area which involves hand-eye coordination, when performing visuomotor tasks. Read More
These research articles involve depression, seasonal affective disorders, grief, pain, sadness, happiness and generally news regarding mental health research.
Study reveals Google searches for information about financial difficulties and disaster relief increased significantly during March and April compared to pre-pandemic months, while searches related to suicide decreased. Previous research found financial distress was strongly linked to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Researchers warn that, despite the decrease in searches related to suicide directly, the increase in searches linked to financial hardship may be an indicator of increased death rates from suicide. Read More
During the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, people reported an increase in symptoms of depression, fear, anxiety, psychological trauma, and suicidal ideations. Read More
Study reports that almost 30% of women and 17% of men experience major depressive disorder episodes over the course of their lives. Read More
Laughing and smiling more might help to buffer against the effects of stress, researchers report. Read More
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.
Patients with PTSD not only showed an exaggerated response to threatening stimuli but also to stimuli that depicted positive images.