Inexpensive, commercial video games may help those suffering from anxiety and depression to combat their symptoms. Researchers found that, in addition to conventional games, virtual reality games could help people overcome mental health problems.
Study reveals specific neurons in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex that become active when people are faced with the decision to learn or hide from information about an adverse event the person is not able to prevent.
Insomnia experienced in childhood that continues into adulthood is a strong predictor of mood and anxiety disorders, a new study reports. Persistent insomnia from childhood was associated with a 2.8% increased risk of internalizing disorders in adulthood.
A new study reveals the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind why some people find it harder to stop using antidepressants than others with depression.
A single dose of tabernanthalog (TBG), a non-hallucinogenic psychedelic analog, corrects stress-induced behavioral deficits, including anxiety and cognitive inflexibility, in mouse models. Additionally, the compound promoted neurogenesis and restores n…
Beta-sitosterol, a natural plant-derived supplement, reduced anxiety in mouse models, both in stand-alone use and in combination with Prozac.
Emotional support animals provide quantifiable benefits for people with mental health problems who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
Heart-focused anxiety raises the risk for developing other mental health disorders, a new study reports.
Students who completed a six-week stress-management program that exclusively focused on petting a therapy dog showed marked improvements in numerous cognitive and thinking skills.
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…
If you feel anxious while at the wheel, you are more likely to feel exhaustion when you arrive at your destination, a new study reports.
Family members of people with dementia are more likely to experience severe pre-loss grief than family members of those with cancer.
The new craze of “popping toys” may help provide relief from stress and anxiety in both adults and children, researchers report.
A new study sheds light on how highly sensitive people process information. After experiencing something emotionally evocative, brain activity displayed a depth of processing while at rest. Depth of processing is a key feature of high emotional sensiti…
Test anxiety and sleep feed off one another, causing a negative effect on academic performance.
The more exposure a child has to nitrogen oxide, the higher the risk of them developing mental health disorders at age eighteen.
Taking a daily prebiotic supplement improves general wellbeing, reduces symptoms of anxiety, and promotes better gut health, a new study reports.
Whether you enjoy a rigorous workout or prefer a spot of light yoga, researchers say exercise can have a positive impact on your mental health.
Peripheral and brain markers for fear differ in a hormone dependent manner between males and females.
Study reveals there is no significant uptick in men who played high school football reporting problems with brain health in middle age compared to their peers who did not play sports. However, ex-football players were more likely to experience sleep pr…