Neuroscience

Brain imaging shows how children inherit their parents' anxiety

In rhesus monkey families - just as in their human cousins - anxious parents are more likely to have anxious offspring. And a new study in an extended family of monkeys provides important insights into how the risk of developing ...

Neuroscience

Acid in the brain: Team develops new way to look at brain function

University of Iowa neuroscientist John Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D., is interested in the effect of acid in the brain. His studies suggest that increased acidity or low pH, in the brain is linked to panic disorders, anxiety, and depression. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Report: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds

More than 20 percent of American adults took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression in 2010, according to an analysis of prescription data, including more than one in four women.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Discovery hints at why stress is more devastating for some

Some people take stress in stride; others are done in by it. New research at Rockefeller University has identified the molecular mechanisms of this so-called stress gap in mice with very similar genetic backgrounds—a finding ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Walking in nature found to reduce rumination

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers working at Stanford University has found that people walking in a "natural" environment tend to engage in less rumination. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Other

New sexual health app to help men last longer

(Medical Xpress)—A new smartphone app that will enable men to last longer in the bedroom by tackling premature ejaculation during sex has been created by QApps, Queen Mary, University of London's app store.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds link between sexual harassment and 'purging'—in men

Men who experience high levels of sexual harassment are much more likely than women to induce vomiting and take laxatives and diuretics in an attempt to control their weight, according to a surprising finding by Michigan ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain stimulation may hold key to treating anxiety

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that that brain stimulation may help retrain unhelpful cognitive habits associated with anxiety and depression. The paper was published today in the international ...

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