Psychology & Psychiatry

Acute impact on brain function in earthquake survivors

New research has found that the Wenchuan, China earthquake that occurred on 12 May 2008 had an acute impact on the brain function of physically healthy survivors and poses a risk to the mental health of these survivors. The ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How meditation can help sufferers of schizophrenia

"I felt a sense of dissolving, disappearing completely." "My body and mind melted and merged with the universe." "I ceased to exist." These are excerpts of what I occasionally hear from the students who come to my yoga and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ketamine not linked to PTSD in military trauma setting

(HealthDay)—Ketamine administration is not associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the military trauma setting, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in Anaesthesia.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Bromances may be good for men's health

Male friendships, portrayed and often winked at in bromance movies, could have healthful effects similar to those seen in romantic relationships, especially when dealing with stress, according to a new study of male rats ...

Neuroscience

Nociceptin: Nature's balm for the stressed brain

Collaborating scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Camerino in Italy have published new findings on a system in the brain that naturally moderates ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study identifies co-factors critical to PTSD development

Research led by Ya-Ping Tang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found that the action of a specific gene occurring during exposure to adolescent trauma ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

For many, 'Superstorm' sandy could take toll on mental health

(HealthDay)—Some of the numbers are staggering: more than 75 Americans dead, thousands evacuated from their homes, millions left without power for days and billions of dollars in damage from "superstorm" Sandy.

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