Psychology & Psychiatry

Are 'workaholics' prone to OCD, anxiety?

(HealthDay)—Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests.

Genetics

Exploring the genetic origins of autism

The geneticist Sébastien Jacquemont is the new holder of the Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Associated Dysregulation in Energy Balance at the University of Montreal. He moved to the ...

Neuroscience

Lining up our sights

Neurologists at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich have studied the role of the vestibular system, which controls balance, in optimizing how we direct our gaze. The results could lead to more effective rehabilitation ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research helps people with social phobia face their fears

(Medical Xpress)—Social anxiety disorder – which can include being afraid of speaking in public, fear of interacting with people, and intense nervousness at being the center of attention – affects millions of people ...

Neuroscience

Maintaining wakefulness: The role of orexin neuropeptides

(Medical Xpress)—One of Kanazawa University's leading professors has spent the last 15 years investigating the role of orexin neuropeptides in the brain. Takeshi Sakurai's work is furthering understanding of sleep and wakeful ...

Neuroscience

Helping to restore balance after inner ear disorder

Many disorders of the inner hear which affect both hearing and balance can be hugely debilitating and are currently largely incurable. Cochlear implants have been used for many years to replace lost hearing resulting from ...

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