The memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression

The memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression

The hippocampus is an area of the brain commonly linked with memory and dementia. But new U of T Scarborough research finds that it may...
Should exercise be what the doctor orders for depression

Should exercise be what the doctor orders for depression?

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients' treatment plans, a new study suggests. Researchers asked...
Old antibiotic could be new depression treatment

Old antibiotic could be new depression treatment

An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first...
Anxiety ‘chain reaction’ opens door to diabetes

Anxiety ‘chain reaction’ opens door to diabetes

Scientists have uncovered a link between emotional stress and diabetes, with roots in the brain’s ability to control anxiety. The research establishes a metabolic chain...

Autism: cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment

Autism is complicated. Its definition is complicated. Its cause is complicated. Its diagnosis is complicated. Its treatment is complicated. But two autism researchers will...
What you should know about narcissism

What you should know about narcissism

In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a gorgeous hunter, born of a river god and a nymph. However, he was prideful and too caught up...
What causes depression

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and...
Over time, marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward

Over time, marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward

Most people would get a little “rush” out of the idea that they’re about to win some money. If you could look into their brains...

How to curb your phone addiction habits

Before you dismiss the idea that you might suffer from smartphone addiction, consider how long could you go without checking your phone. A day? An...
What firefighters can tell us about PTSD risk

What firefighters can tell us about PTSD risk

Firefighters are exposed to a range of potentially traumatic stressors in their jobs, and many cope perfectly fine. However, a not-insignificant percentage of them develop...

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