Comparing data from multiple neuroimaging studies, researchers found shared brain structural abnormalities between four psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They also identified brain signatures unique to each condition. Read More
Researchers investigate why some people believe in superstitions. They reveal that, for many, superstitions can reduce anxiety and create a positive mental attitude. Read More
Researchers found that development of the cortical surface is delayed in frontal brain regions in children with ADHD. The typically developing children attained 50% peak area in the right prefrontal cortex at a mean age of 12.7 years, whereas the ADHD children didn’t reach this peak until 14.6 years of age. Read More
Johns Hopkins researchers report celebrity overdoses and suicides acquire more media attention by news outlets than coverage of national hotlines to help prevent suicide. 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
Could nose witnesses be just as reliable as eye witnesses when it comes to identifying criminals? A new study suggests they could be. Read More
Men with higher levels of testosterone and DHEA in blood and saliva samples had weaker religious ties than those with lower levels of the same sex hormones, a new study reports. Read More
A new study reports innuendo alone in news coverage may fuel the belief in conspiracy theories. Researchers say news reports that imply correlations are enough to lead people to believe incorrect or false information. Read More
Researchers report the visual system, not our conscious minds, are behind how we perceive an optical illusion. Read More
These research articles involve depression, seasonal affective disorders, grief, pain, sadness, happiness and generally news regarding mental health research.
Using over a century of data from other pandemics, and applying knowledge about the current COVID-19 infection, researchers predict the long term effects coronavirus will have on the brain and nervous system. Read More
Researchers used epigenetic modulators to reduce the damage done by stress to neuroplasticity. Findings reveal acute intervention in epigenetic mechanisms produced antidepressant effects more rapidly than conventional medications. Read More
Many people reported they felt like time was passing differently during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns. Researchers explore how the pandemic has contributed to the feeling of time distortion. Read More
A single dose of psychedelic treatments can help alleviate symptoms of depression, stress, and trauma in those who have experienced racial injustice. 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.