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
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
Some villages in Liberia have much higher rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, than others. 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
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
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
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
These research articles involve depression, seasonal affective disorders, grief, pain, sadness, happiness and generally news regarding mental health research.
Corporal punishment may detrimentally harm brain development, a new study reports. Previous studies have revealed links between spanking and psychological problems, including depression and anxiety. The new study found children who experienced spanking as a form of punishment demonstrated greater activation in areas of the prefrontal cortex in response to fearful stimuli. Read More
Researchers say the COVID pandemic has created a paradox where mental health has both motivated and generated a barrier to people wanting to improve their physical health via exercise. The study found stress and anxiety are preventing many of those who want to exercise from embarking on physical activity. Read More
Study links anhedonia, or the loss of pleasure, to the early onset of frontotemporal dementia. Neuroimaging revealed symptoms of anhedonia were marked by atrophy in the frontal and striatal brain areas of those with FTD. Read More
Young mice exposed to a healthy diet and frequent exercise show lower levels of anxiety and increased brain mass as adults. Read More
A new blood test can distinguish the severity of a person's depression and their risk for developing severe depression at a later point. The test can also determine if a person is at risk for developing bipolar disorder. Researchers say the blood test can also assist in tailoring individual options for therapeutic interventions. 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.