Family members of people with borderline personality disorder share similarities in brain structure and personality traits as those diagnosed with the personality disorder. Findings may point toward a hereditary component to personality disorders.
The genetic disruption of specific cell processes crucial to brain development was linked to disease risk in a wide range of mental health disorders including schizophrenia.
A new computational model found decisions people are most likely to feel right about are a result of the attentional effort to consciously weigh up different options.
Study reports play-based learning may positively impact a young child’s acquisition of math skills compared to direct teaching.
Spending time in nature helps reduce negative feelings about body image and anxiety.
Researchers found alterations in different parts of the brain in males and females with severe depression. The findings also reveal a specific biomarker for depression in blood samples of women.
Infection, inflammation, and metabolic disorders early in life could increase the chances of developing depression and psychosis during adulthood.
Sleep deprivation increases the levels of serotonin 2A neurotransmitter receptors within 6 – 8 hours. Abnormal serotonin 2A receptor function is associated with hallucinations, cognitive impairment, and is linked to psychiatric disorders such as schizo…
Combining psychological therapy with ketamine treatments resulted in longer periods of abstinence for those with severe alcohol use disorder, a new study reports.
Men who spend several years living alone or experience serial relationship breakups are at increased risk of inflammation, a new study reports.
Clinical symptoms of schizophrenia, such as psychosis and cognitive deficits, can be predicted from the activity of neurons derived from a patient’s stem cells.
Alterations in synapses may help explain how memories form and why certain types of memories are stronger than others.
Feelings of regret are linked to negative emotions such as sorrow, remorse, and helplessness. Neuroscientists explore the neurobiology of regret and provide tips to overcome feelings of regret.
Previous research indicated social isolation and loneliness is a driver of smoking behaviors. A new study reports smoking itself may lead to social isolation and loneliness.
A new theory states self-deception helps people to remain motivated when faced with difficult situations.
Researchers have discovered a link between anxiety behaviors and PTSD to an increase in myelin in the brain’s gray matter.
Study demonstrates the safety and feasibility of psilocybin for the treatment of mental health disorders.
Researchers report religious people who relate to a God in an uncertain or anxious manner are more likely to experience psychological distress disorders, including anxiety, paranoia, and obsessive compulsions. Findings reveal how different styles of at…
Study examines the stability of an individual child’s depression and the effects of early life symptoms of depression on risks for developing depression later in life.
Each January, thousands of people resolve to forgo indulging in alcohol for a month. Researchers explore ways in which to succeed at your goal for a “dry January.”