Women with postpartum depression report normal olfactory sensitivity, while those who are genetically predisposed to major depressive disorder have decreased olfactory sensitivity.
Specific neural learning processes are linked to symptoms of depression. Improvements in the learning processes were associated with overall improvements in depression symptoms.
The MeCP2 gene influences ketamine’s behavioral effect and strengthens synapses, leading to an improvement in the drug’s antidepressant effect over time.
28.4% of people who had previously attempted suicide reported complete mental health, including being free of psychological problems for up to a year and improvements in life satisfaction spanning a month or more.
Study reveals how depression can impact workers, especially when it comes to disclosing information about their disorder.
A new model shows how different encounters with the police can affect population health at multiple levels.
Light therapy activates the circadian rhythm associated Per1 gene in the lateral habenula, a brain area associated with mood regulation.
People with bipolar disorder who also suffer PTSD following trauma, or who have a genetic predisposition to PTSD may be at greater risk for death by suicide.
One dose of psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in magic mushrooms, increases dendritic spine density within 24 hours. The neurobiological changes lasted for a month following psilocybin exposure. Additionally, mice subjected to stress showed b…
Many people report feeling “empty” within their daily lives. Researchers have identified mental health symptoms, including suicidal ideations, associated with emptiness and say more emphasis needs to be placed on this psychological problem.