Psychology & Psychiatry

Are probiotics a promising treatment strategy for depression?

Probiotics are not new, but their status as a nutritional buzzword is. Most folks have now heard and seen the term countless times in commercials and advertisements, as yogurt, dietary supplement, natural food product, and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Maternal separation stresses the baby

A woman goes into labor, and gives birth. The newborn is swaddled and placed to sleep in a nearby bassinet, or taken to the hospital nursery so that the mother can rest. Despite this common practice, new research published ...

Neuroscience

Absent mothers can cause hyperactivity and anxiety later in life

In mice, early weaning and separation from their mothers promotes long-lasting hyperactivity and anxiety . Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience describe the development of this new behavioral model, ...