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Selectively Rewiring The Brain's Circuitry To Treat Depression

Rhiannon Bugno, Elsevier B.V. A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports how magnetic stimulation treatment works On Star Trek, it is easy to take for granted the incredible ability of futuristic doctors to wave small devices over the...

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ptsd without memory
2014-08-16 07:08:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Adults can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in response to an early-childhood event, even if they have no explicit memory of that trauma, claim the authors of a study appearing in Friday’s edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry. According to the University at Albany and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) scientists behind the new research, there are many different types of memory, and that only...

depression stimulation
2014-07-23 02:00:16

Elsevier B.V. Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment of depression. Like antidepressant medications, however, they typically have a delayed onset. For example, a patient may receive several weeks of regular ECT treatments before a full response is achieved. Thus, there is an impetus to develop antidepressant treatments that act to rapidly improve mood. Low field magnetic...

2014-07-15 10:01:47

Elsevier The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry. Our brains are usually good at focusing on the information that we are trying to learn and filtering out the "noise" or thoughts that aren't relevant. However, memory impairment in schizophrenia may be related in part to a problem with this filtering...

2014-05-07 10:19:14

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Even among the healthiest individuals, memory and cognitive abilities decline with age. This aspect of normal aging can affect an individual’s quality of life and capability to live independently but the rate of decline is variable across individuals. There are many factors that can influence this trajectory, but perhaps none more importantly than genetics. Scientists are seeking to identify key molecular switches that control age-related...

Depression May Be Detectable By A Blood Test
2014-04-30 07:21:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Typically, diagnosing depression involves discussions about symptoms with a doctor or a therapist. It isn't an exact science, because until now, there wasn't an empirical test for most mental illnesses. A new study from the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna) might just change that. The study findings, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrate that in principle it might be possible to use a blood test to detect depression. The...

2014-04-10 14:45:24

Report new studies in Biological Psychiatry Two new studies published this week in Biological Psychiatry shed light on the propensity for habit formation in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These studies suggest that a tendency to develop habits, i.e., the compulsive component of the disorder, may be a core feature of the disorder rather than a consequence of irrational beliefs. In other words, instead of washing one’s hands because of the belief that they are contaminated, some...

2014-01-06 16:28:03

TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage") (OTCQB: PTGEF, CNSX: PBT.U), is pleased to announce that it has acquired approximately 54% equity in Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Limited ("Biohaven"), a private corporation formed under the laws of the British Virgin Islands, for $3.5 million, payable as $1.75 million upfront and the balance in three installments over the next eleven months. Biohaven is engaged in the identification and development...

2013-11-19 13:21:53

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Two years ago, mammalian target of rapamycin or mTOR, a signaling protein, was identified as a key mediator of the antidepressant effects of ketamine, the first rapidly acting antidepressant medication to be identified. Several years later, a group at the National Institutes of Mental Health Intramural Program reported that scopolamine, a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist, also produced rapidly appearing antidepressant effects,...

2013-11-05 10:28:32

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Childhood neglect and abuse, whether physical or psychological, confers a lifetime vulnerability to stress, anxiety, and mood problems. Such early-life stress is also suspected to contribute to the development of chronic pain in adulthood. In fact, there is growing concern that chronic pain syndromes may be a complication of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, this link is particularly challenging to study because many stressful...


Latest Biological Psychiatry Reference Libraries

Biological Psychiatry
2012-06-04 19:30:28

Biological Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1969 and published twice monthly (1st and 15th) by Elsevier since 1985. It is the official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. The journal also publishes an annual supplement which contains the abstracts from the annual meeting of the Society. The founding editor-in-chief was Joseph Wortis, who edited the journal from 1969 to 1992. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is John H. Krystal (Chair of the...

Genes, Brain and Behavior
2012-04-29 19:42:56

Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2002. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society. It was published on a quarterly basis during its first year in publication. In 2003, the journal switched to bimonthly publications, and then in 2006 it switched to an 8-issue-per-year schedule. Content from G2B is available online from the Wiley Online Library or, from EBSCOhost after 12 months....

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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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