Drugs commonly prescribed for social anxiety could be making the problem worse. Social anxiety disorder is linked to higher levels of serotonin in the brain, not lower as previously thought. People with both social anxiety actually produce more of the neurotransmitter serotonin in their brains. The more serotonin they produce, the more anxious ...
Date Posted: June 22, 2015
Categories: Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO
Watching cute videos of cats online can boost energy and positive emotions, a new study finds. Not only that, but they can decrease negative emotions like sadness, annoyance and anxiety.
New approach to cause of depression may help treatment using established therapies. It’s often assumed that depression causes a pessimistic view of the future. But it could be the other way around, a new study finds. Being pessimistic about the ...
On the morning of August 12, 2013, nearly eight months after 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people, Michael Mudry, an investigator with the Connecticut State Police, drove to ...
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child DevelopmentGO
Researchers at Monash University have found physical differences in the brains of people who respond emotionally to others’ feelings, compared to those who respond more rationally, in a study published in the journal NeuroImage.
A newly published series of experiments by cognitive neuroscientists at New York University is reinforcing the relevance of facial expressions to perceptions of characteristics such as trustworthiness and friendliness. More importantly, the research ...
When someone who you like gives a hug or tenders affection, experiment with letting it in. Be a cat. Get out of your head and be mindfully present with how it feels in your body to receive affection from a loved one. Whether from a cat or human, ...
Studying mice, scientists have identified a neural circuit in the retina that carries signals enabling the eye to detect movement. The finding could help in efforts to build artificial retinas for people who have suffered vision loss.
Women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho, a hormone that regulates aging and enhances cognition, researchers have found in a study comparing mothers of children on the autism spectrum to low-stress controls.
Teenagers who are incarcerated tend to have substantially worse outcomes later in life than those who avoid serving time for similar offenses, according to a distinctive new study co-authored by an MIT scholar.
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent IssuesGO
Stress is the enemy of mental and physical health. And the primary stress trigger is major transition. Here are 6 ways to minimize overall stress in times of transition.
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Surprisingly, alcohol is not bad for all types of memory. Alcohol can actually help some areas of the brain learn and remember. While it’s true that alcohol is generally bad for conscious memory, it can boost unconscious memory. This may help ...
Because psychological approaches are likely to produce sustained benefits without the risk for tolerance or adverse effects associated with pharmacologic approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia ...
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We know that laughter can be, if not the best, at least great medicine for your personal health. However, what you may not be aware of are the many benefits to your relationship’s health of sharing a smile, if not a laugh.
Categories: Relationships & MarriageGO
According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health 2014 annual report, anxiety is the number one concern of college students’ mental health needs today, with depression placing second. As college counseling centers continue to deal with ...
Categories: Anxiety, DepressionGO
Researchers from the University of London have found that the kids who at nine months quickly identified the odd visual element were more likely to show early symptoms of autism on the AOSI test at 15 and 24 months. The researchers found, however, ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disordersGO