Researchers have identified 64 genomic regions that contain genetic variants associated with an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder. The study also revealed a genetic overlap between bipolar disorder and other psychiatric disorders.
Yoga and breathing training programs can help children with ADHD to focus their attention, a new study reports.
Young people are more susceptible to pleading guilty to a crime, even though they are innocent. Researchers say the differences in children’s brains which affect their sensitivity to reward and punishment, and differences in information processing coul…
People who consumed 470 grams of fruits and vegetables per day had 10% lower levels of stress than those who ate 230 grams of fresh produce a day.
Children aged between 7 and 9 who experience frequent abdominal pain are more likely to develop fasting habits and eating disorders to help control their weight by age 16.
Trigger warnings shown before TV shows may have the opposite effect than is intended. Researchers found trigger warnings may prolong negative characteristics associated with bad memories. They also do not increase a person’s use of coping strategies.
A new method, dubbed DREADDs, relies on gene therapy techniques to alter genes in target cells to change the cell’s behavior. The method reduced anxious behaviors in monkey models of schizophrenia when combined with clozapine. Researchers say the metho…
A link has been identified between psychosis and a genetic change that alters the immune system in the brain. Researchers found people with psychosis associated with bipolar disorder had decreased expression of GRK3. This led to an increased amount of …
Neuroimaging revealed serotonin transporter levels increased in people who were in recovery from depression following cognitive behavioral therapy.
The new craze of “popping toys” may help provide relief from stress and anxiety in both adults and children, researchers report.
Older people who feel or act younger than their biological age tend to have better cognitive function, lower stress, and less inflammation than their peers who feel their age.
Almost fifty percent of people who have children with partners suffering from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder also have mental health challenges, a new study reports.
Adolescents with a higher risk for developing psychosis have subtle differences in brain structure, including lower cortical thickness than their peers without risk factors. In those who developed psychosis, the cortical thinning was most pronounced in…
Researchers apply DOT neuroimaging to patients receiving repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for depression to better understand the effectiveness of the brain stimulation for the treatment of the disorder.
While seeking support via social media doesn’t necessarily harm mental health, it doesn’t help it either. However, real-life social interactions can have a positive effect on mental health.
Osanetant, a drug that inhibits the Tac2 pathway, has opposite effects on the recall of traumatic events in male and female mice.
While conventional thought considers those with psychopathic traits to be outgoing, charming, and bold, researchers say that many with psychopathy are more introverted.
Morning bright light therapy improved both physical and mental health symptoms, including cognitive function and sleep quality, in veterans who suffered TBI.
Experiencing bullying and aggression as a teen or young adult increases violent ideations, including thoughts of harming or killing others, a new study reports.
Mindfulness training can help increase optimism, enhance positive mood, and negate some of the effects of stress by improving mental health in school-aged children.