Molecular Psychiatry

Molecular Psychiatry is a scientific journal published by Nature Publishing Group. It publishes papers in biological psychiatry and, e.g., about psychiatric genetics. With an impact factor of 15.407 the 2010 Journal Citation Reports ranked it 1 among 119 psychiatry journals and 5th among 237 neuroscience journals. Elsevier publishes a competing journal called Biological Psychiatry which broadly has similar scope. It is abstracted in:

Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
Country
United Kingdom
History
1997–present
Impact factor
15.407 (2010)

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Inflammation linked to weakened reward circuits in depression

About one third of people with depression have high levels of inflammation markers in their blood. New research indicates that persistent inflammation affects the brain in ways that are connected with stubborn symptoms of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Playing action video games can actually harm your brain

Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain power, a new study conducted at Université de Montréal suggests. Why? Because in many cases, gaming can do more ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Lab confirms vitamin D link to autism traits

Researchers at The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute have found a link between vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and increased autism traits.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Drug may reverse imbalance linked to autism symptoms

An FDA-approved drug can reverse an ionic imbalance in neurons that leads to hyper-excitability in mice modeling an autism-related genetic disorder, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Molecular Psychiatry.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists link bipolar disorder to unexpected brain region

While bipolar disorder is one of the most-studied neurological disorders—the Greeks noticed symptoms of the disease as early as the first century—it's possible that scientists have overlooked an important part of the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's disease might be a 'whole body' problem

Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia, has long been assumed to originate in the brain. But research from the University of British Columbia and Chinese scientists indicates that it could be triggered by breakdowns ...

Autism spectrum disorders

High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism

Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The findings are published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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