Psychology & Psychiatry

Pumping the 'brain brake' in pediatric anxiety

As with any complex machine, sometimes a simple crossed wire or short circuit can cause problems with how it functions. The same goes for our brains, and even when the short circuit is uncovered, sometimes experts don't have ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why people with depression can sometimes experience memory problems

While we often associate depression with low mood, tiredness and feelings of hopelessness, less well known is that some people with depression may experience problems with their memory—such as feeling more forgetful than ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New use for an old drug: How does ketamine combat depression?

A group of proteins called 4E-BPs, involved in memory formation, is the key to unlocking the antidepressant effect of ketamine in the brain, according to researchers from three Canadian universities. The discovery could lead ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why an antidepressant could be used to treat COVID-19

A commonly used drug called fluvoxamine was recently tested as a treatment for COVID-19 in the United States. The 152 patients enrolled in the trial had been confirmed to have COVID-19 using a PCR test, and had seen symptoms ...

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