Overactivity in the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex underlies several key symptoms of depression, anxiety, and heart disease.
Male and female rodents exhibit distinct symptoms and brain features of both PTSD and alcohol use disorder. Following trauma, males show increased GABA receptor function, while females showed increased GABA release.
Fear and anxiety share overlapping neural circuits. The findings contradict the popular belief that anxiety and fear are distinct emotions with different triggers and segregated brain circuits.
Oxytocin produced in the BNST increased stress-induced social anxiety behaviors in mice. The findings shed light on why oxytocin can sometimes provoke anti-social effects.
The ability to foster and form secure interpersonal attachments can mitigate some of the genetic risks associated with PTSD.
New studies reveal COVID-19 is having a negative impact on sleep, spurring dreams that cause anxiety and emotional upset. Women appear to experience more disturbing dreams than men.
Older people who have higher levels of neuroticism are more likely to have worse cognitive function than those with other personality traits. Researchers say personality traits may be related to how well people can maintain their cognitive function, de…
Older adults who took brief, weekly “awe walks” for eight weeks reported improvements in positive emotions and a decrease in daily life stress.
Study provides contrary evidence to existing theory, finding anxiety and fear reflect overlapping neural circuits.
Researchers have uncovered the structure of psychedelic compounds when they actively bind to the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor on the surface of brain cells. The discovery could lead to the exploration of more precise compounds that offer the therapeutic e…