Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pregnant women's psychological health during the COVID-19 outbreak

A recent study that examined the psychological health of pregnant women during the COVID-19 outbreak uncovered fear and depression in many participants. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Neuroscience

How associative fear memory is formed in the brain

How does the brain form "fear memory" that links a traumatic event to a particular situation? A pair of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, may have found an answer.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds 'frozen' fear response may underlie PTSD

Learned fear responses enable animals—including humans—to flee or freeze in the face of a perceived threat. But if these behaviors persist after the danger lifts, they can become paralyzing and disabling. That's a key ...

Neuroscience

New research identifies potential PTSD treatment improvement

Researchers may have found a way to improve a common treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by changing how the brain learns to respond less severely to fearful conditions, according to research published in ...

Neuroscience

How to trigger innate fear response?

When animals encounter danger, they usually respond to the situation in one of two ways—by freezing or fleeing. How do they make this quick decision in a life-or-death moment?

Neuroscience

Scientists show how brain circuit generates anxiety

Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified a neural circuit in the amygdala, the brain's seat of emotion processing, that gives rise to anxiety. Their insight has revealed the critical role of ...

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