Psychology & Psychiatry

Environmental factors behind depression in Sri Lanka

Depression is influenced more by environmental factors than genetic ones, said a study conducted in Sri Lanka—a country devastated by a long-running civil war (1983–2009) and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, resulting in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sleep deprivation increases serotonin 2a receptor response in brain

The serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor is widely distributed in the brain and plays a critical role in perception, cognition and psychosis. It is also responsible for the psychedelic effects of drugs, such as psilocybin (hallucinogenic ...

Health

Bedtime linked with heart health

Going to sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 pm is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to earlier or later bedtimes, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal—Digital Health, ...

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