Study reveals a major cause of social anxiety disorder

Scientists from Uppsala University found that the balance between the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine may affect whether a person develops a social anxiety disorder. The...

Type 2 diabetes drug may benefit people with chronic depression

Scientists from Stanford University found that a medication normally used to boost insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes appears to help ease the symptoms...

When you eat matters: How your eating rhythms impact your mental health

Eating is an essential part of human life and it turns out that not only what we eat but when we eat can impact...

Social isolation, loneliness can damage heart and brain health

Scientists from the American Heart Association suggest that social isolation and loneliness may increase the risk of having or dying from a heart attack...

High intensity interval training (HIIT) may prevent cognitive decline

Scientists from the University of Queensland found that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) may be doing more than just keeping you fit and strong—it may...

A simple blood test for brain cancer

Scientists from the University of Bristol found a simple blood test for detecting glioblastomas (GBMs). The research could lead to better detection of the most common...

Education, job, and social life may help protect your brain from cognitive decline

Why do some people with amyloid plaques in their brains associated with Alzheimer's disease show no signs of the disease, while others with the...

Long-term loneliness linked to faster memory aging in older people

Scientists from the University of Michigan found prolonged loneliness in adults over 65 may be an important risk factor for faster memory aging. They found...

Diabetes drug metformin may help treat bipolar disorder

Scientists from Dalhousie University found that a half-century-old diabetes drug may help treat bipolar disorder by reversing patients' insulin resistance. The research is published in...

The chemical imbalance theory of depression is dead, but that doesn’t mean antidepressants don’t...

The chemical imbalance theory of depression is well and truly dead. A paper by Joanna Moncrieff and colleagues, long-time critics of the effectiveness of antidepressants,...

Using smartphones could help boost your memory skills

Scientists from University College London found that using digital devices such as smartphones could help improve memory skills, rather than causing people to become...

Taking certain opioids while on commonly prescribed antidepressants may increase the risk of overdose

Taking oxycodone at the same time as certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a commonly prescribed class of antidepressant, can increase the risk of...

Brain & Mind

Most people can fully recover from anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric illness, yet researchers know very little about factors associated with recovery. In a recent study published...

Scientists can see depression in your eyes

When people win or lose something, their pupils dilate slightly. In a new study, researchers found that this dilation is less pronounced in depressed patients...

Exercise may reduce anxiety in older people with cancer

In a new study, researchers found that exercise could improve anxiety and mood problems in older people with cancer. The research was conducted by a...

Why people with PTSD have a higher heart disease risk

In a new study, researchers found why people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face a higher risk of heart disease at an earlier age...

Brain-inspired compute could understand how you feel

Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? Could it distinguish, in a few milliseconds, a...