The vascular barrier in the choroid plexus locks down access to the brain in response to gut inflammation that causes IBD. The dysregulated activity of the gut-brain vascular axis appears to protect the brain from inflammation. However, the mechanism m…
People with higher levels of anxiety have altered perceptions of their breathing compared to those with lower levels of anxiety. The altered perception of respiration can lead to an increase in feelings of anxiety, researchers report.
Genetic risk for mental health disorders is associated with brain structure and the occurrence of psychosis-like experiences in children between 9 and 10 years of age.
A new study expands the understanding of how brain cells communicate. Researchers discovered reversing the modification of molecular messages at the synapse may contribute to reversible psychiatric disorders and early-stage neurodegenerative diseases.
Both those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia have alterations in the social brain network and a diminished correlation with real-world social network size.
Those with a genetic predisposition to clinical depression are more likely to exhibit physical symptoms including migraines, chronic pain, and fatigue, researchers report.
Moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity over a three-minute period can reliably predict how receptive a person with social anxiety will be to cognitive behavioral therapy.
Neurosteroid replacement therapy may provide relief of symptoms for new mothers suffering from postpartum depression.
People diagnosed with mental health disorders are more likely to report poor sleep quality, including sleep disturbances and problems falling back to sleep, than the general population.
Regular consumption of mushrooms may reduce a person’s risk of developing depression, a new study reports.
Many people claim meditation helps to relieve their daily stresses. A new study provides objective evidence which supports the claims. Researchers found cortisol levels from hair samples decreased by 25% following a six-month meditation training program.
Increased accumulation of amyloid beta and a reduction of serotonin in the brains of older adults was associated with higher risks for developing depression later in life.
Participating in nature-based activities including exercise, gardening, and conservation, helps improve mood and reduce anxiety for those with mental health problems.
Researchers have identified a brain rhythm associated with emotional conflict that appears to be a biomarker for anxiety disorder.
Mothers who report estrangement from their adult children report they often believe their ex-husbands, and the current partner of the child is responsible for the break in their relationships. Additionally, some cite mental health problems experienced …
People living with common allergies such as asthma, hay fever, and atopic dermatitis are at greater risk of developing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and neuroticism. Researchers report the link was likely not causal.
The more a person experiences severe depression through their lifespan, the less they react emotionally to negative faces during current depressive episodes.
Gastrointestinal problems associated with gas symptoms are linked to poor quality of life, higher stress, and increases in anxiety and depression.
A modified deep brain stimulation devise that delivers on-demand stimulation when it recognizes changes in brain patterns provides immediate and long-term relief for depression sufferers.
Ten minutes of idle thought can tell us a lot about the potential risk of depression, researchers say. Those who tend to ruminate and were more past or negatively focused in their idle thoughts had an increased risk of depression.