Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers unveil vital role of astrocytes in mental health

Astrocytes, as vital cells in the central nervous system, are crucial for brain health and function. Recent research shows that they influence higher cognitive functions and behaviors by regulating local neuronal activity.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Doctors cite unmedicated mental illness in Sydney mall attack

No one can know the mind of Sydney shopping mall killer Joel Cauchi, but psychiatrists say one underlying cause of his rampage is evident: he had schizophrenia, stopped his medication and fell out of treatment.

Genetics

Scientists uncover 95 regions of the genome linked to PTSD

In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), intrusive thoughts, changes in mood, and other symptoms after exposure to trauma can greatly impact a person's quality of life. About 6% of people who experience trauma develop the ...

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