Ketamine's rapid antidepressant action is due to specific synaptic effects, researchers report.
When a mother and her child are coordinated at the behavioral level during play, they work together and share positive affect. The child's physiological activity follows physiological changes in the mother.
Children's baby teeth may help identify risks for developing mental health disorders later in life, researchers report. The thickness of growth marks in primary teeth may be associated with risk factors for depression and other mental health disorders. The study found the link was associated with the mental health of the mother. Mothers who experienced episodes of depression throughout their life, and those who experienced depression and anxiety at 32 weeks pregnant were more likely to have children with thicker neonatal lines.
The combination of bad air quality and a genetic predisposition raises the risk of a person developing depression significantly more than each factor in isolation.
Combining neuroimaging and artificial intelligence, researchers identified novel brain signatures unique to the response of each antidepressant.
A new mouse study sheds light on how neurons in the brain can activate to trigger inflammation based upon encoded memories of prior infections. The findings shed light on how psychosomatic disorders can occur.
The placebo effect combined with dopamine levels can determine whether symptoms of depression and social anxiety will improve in patients prescribed SSRI antidepressants. Researchers found the positive effect of the medications was four times higher in patients with high expectations the treatment would work compared to those with lower expectations.
People who reported more sedentary behavior as a result of the COVID lockdowns were more likely to develop symptoms of depression and anxiety than those who maintained a more active lifestyle.