Neuroscience

Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety

Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study by Duke University researchers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness meditation eases chronic low back pain

Meditation long has been practiced as a way to calm the mind, and possibly achieve enlightenment. Now, new research conducted by Group Health Research Institute shows that quieting the mind may be a non-drug alternative to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Family-based therapies can treat anorexia in teens, study finds

Two different family-based therapies are both effective at combating anorexia nervosa in teenagers, according to the largest study ever to compare two such treatments for the life-threatening eating disorder.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Blood test spots adult depression

(HealthDay)—A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

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