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A team led by researchers from the Medical University of Vienna has discovered one possible source of anxiety disorders and severe phobias – a missing inhibitory connection or “brake” in the brain.
Measuring the size and connectivity of a region of the brain responsible for processing emotions can help predict the amount of stress that young children are experiencing in their day-to-day lives, according to new research published today in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
Research released today reveals new mechanisms and areas of the brain associated with anxiety and depression, presenting possible targets to understand and treat these debilitating mental illnesses.
Researchers from the University of Michigan say they have developed a new, high-tech way to pinpoint trouble-making children, a method that could also tell if such children will become criminals as adults or grow out of it.
While previous research has shown that our brains release pain-killing opioids when the body experiences physical harm, a new study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry has revealed that this system is also activated by social pain.
Improved understanding of the role of female sex hormones on the drivers and symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) may shed light on the complex interactions between sex hormones and mood, potentially helping to explain the increased prevalence of mood disorders in women.
Researchers have identified a part of the brain's curcuitry that may play a critical role in eating disorders such as binge eating, anorexia and bulimia.
A key brain structure that regulates emotions works differently in preschoolers with depression compared with their healthy peers.
Anyone who's ever heard a Beethoven sonata or a Beatles song knows how powerfully sound can affect our emotions.
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