A Drug that Cures Alcoholism May be the Next Anti-Anxiety Medication

Disulfiram is a drug used to treat chronic alcoholism. However, studies suggest that it also inhibits chemokine receptor signaling pathways that are associated with the regulation of anxiety in rodents. Now, a team of researchers from the Tokyo ...

Apr 26

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety

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How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes

If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Michigan State University - the largest of its kind to-date - found that meditation could help you to become less error prone.

Mar 28

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Meditation

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Music combined with auditory beat stimulation may reduce anxiety for ...

Anxiety has been steadily increasing, particularly in the adolescent and young adult populations, over recent decades. Studies have previously shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, perhaps even more effectively than some anti-anxiety ...

Mar 15

Categories: Anxiety

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One alcoholic drink a day linked with reduced brain size

The research, using a dataset of more than 36,000 adults, revealed that going from one to two drinks a day was associated with changes in the brain equivalent to aging two years. Heavier drinking was linked with an even greater toll.

Mar 10

Categories: Addictions

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How does cannabis use affect brain health? Caution advised, more ...

Although recreational and medicinal marijuana (cannabis) is increasingly available across the U.S., public and professional awareness that cannabis use may adversely affect brain health is critical, according to the American Heart Association's ...

Feb 16

Categories: Addictions

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Study finds high levels of depression, anxiety among disabled people ...

A new study from Oregon State University confirms what many in the disabled community already know: People with disabilities have been experiencing high levels of depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 9

Categories: Depression, Social Isolation

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Parasocial Relationships: The Nature of Celebrity Fascinations

People involved in para-social relationships are constantly expending emotional energy, interest and time into a person who is completely unaware of their existence. This is the harsh reality of celebrity-fan relationships, which is getting more ...

Dec 30

Categories: Attachment Issues, Empathy

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A new understanding of mental illness

The causes of psychiatric disorders are poorly understood. Now, in work led by researchers at McGill University, there is evidence that a wide range of early onset psychiatric problems (from depression, anxiety and addictions to dyslexia, bulimia, ...

Dec 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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A Ten-Minute Run Can Boost Brain Processing

Researchers at the University of Tsukuba show that increased activation of the bilateral prefrontal cortex accompanies improvements to mood and cognitive function after only a brief bout of moderate-intensity running

Dec 14

Categories: Health Psychology

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Structure of depression-linked brain receptor solved, offering ...

Scientists at Scripps Research, Florida have determined the near-atomic-scale structure of an unusual brain-cell receptor called GPR158, which has been linked to depression and anxiety. The structural study reveals both the receptor and its ...

Nov 20

Categories: Depression

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How Do We Learn to Learn? New Research Offers an Education

Cognitive training designed to focus on what's important while ignoring distractions can enhance the brain's information processing, enabling the ability to "learn to learn," finds a new study on mice.

Nov 16

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression

New research published November 3 in Translational Psychiatry, presents new evidence that brief intraoperative exposure to therapeutic stimulation at the time of implantation surgery induces rapid and consistent electrophysiological brain state ...

Nov 8

Categories: Depression

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If You Want To Enjoy Leisure Time, Don't Think Of It As Wasteful

However you like to take time for yourself, from reading to hiking to playing video games, leisure time can be a vital way of relaxing, promoting good mental and physical health, boosting social relationships, and inducing happiness. But whether we ...

Oct 26

Categories: Happiness

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Why do we remember stressful experiences better?

Stressful experiences are usually remembered more easily than neutral experiences. Researchers at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum (RUB) have analysed the reasons why this is the case. They put people in stressful situations during simulated job interviews ...

Oct 20

Categories: Stress Management

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Warm milk makes you sleepy - peptides could explain why

According to time-honored advice, drinking a glass of warm milk at bedtime will encourage a good night's rest. Milk's sleep-enhancing properties are commonly ascribed to tryptophan, but scientists have also discovered a mixture of milk peptides, ...

Oct 15

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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