Mental Health

Scientists reverse core symptom in schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers have restored normal working memory to a mouse model of schizophrenia. They eliminated a core symptom of the disorder that,...

How music therapy can help anxious children

According to the NHS, as many as one in eight children aged five to 19 faces a mental health challenge. And a significant number...

Strong family ties during teen years can help ward off depression in later life

Depression is a leading cause of disability and disease for people around the world. It often begins during adolescence, especially for females, may continue or...

Why women are more likely to have depression

Depression affects women nearly twice as much as men, but unraveling the brain's blueprint that regulates this behavior, let alone identifying specific molecular differences...

Scientists find unique body part in people with schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers found evidence that points to physical differences among groups of people with schizophrenia. They found patients suffering from a specific...

Researchers discover early warning sign of schizophrenia in the brain

Psychosis is a mental disorder characterized by a disconnection from reality. One type of psychosis is schizophrenia, which is marked by hallucinations, delusions, and thought...

Some people with anxiety choose to worry rather than to relax

In a new study, researchers found some people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation in favor of worrying. They suggest it’s a way to avoid...

This new finding may help treat schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers have made a discovery that may help develop a treatment for schizophrenia. The research was conducted by a team from...

Depression drugs appear to be generally safe

In a new study, researchers found antidepressants are generally safe. They examined evidence from 45 meta-analyses, which combined the results from many studies and did...

1 in 3 young adults are lonely—and it affects their mental health

More than one in three young adults aged 18 to 25 reported problematic levels of loneliness, according to a new report from Swinburne University...

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Scientists solve the mysteries of Uranus’ oddities

The ice giant Uranus' unusual attributes have long puzzled scientists. All of the planets in our Solar System revolve around the Sun in the same...

Opioid prescriptions linked to obesity, new study shows

In two new studies, researchers shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. One of the...

Drugs considered for COVID-19 may increase risk for dangerous heart disease

Some people consider treating coronavirus patients with a combination of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin. But in a new study, researchers advise...

Lockdowns need to last more than 6 weeks to contain COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that aggressive intervention such as lockdowns to contain COVID-19 must last for at least 44 days. The research was...

This new drug may strongly block early stages of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The study provides new...