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Depression affects one-third of lung cancer patients


About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe…
Scientists found a receptor believed to be linked to negative moods


Medial habenula is a mysterious little-studied region in the centre of the human brain. Its function is not…
Need a self-image boost? Stop checking the mirror

November 22, 2019

Women worried about their appearance could boost their self-image by reducing certain behaviors such as mirror checking, according…
How does opioid exposure affect brain development in young children?

November 15, 2019

As the opioid crisis has worsened in the past two decades, there’s been significant attention paid to how…
Anger, Anxiety, Insomnia: Tweets from Twitter Users Could Predict Loneliness

November 14, 2019

Loneliness is estimated to affect roughly one in five adults in the United States. It also stands as a…
Weill Neurohub will fuel race to find new treatments for brain disease

November 13, 2019

With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley (Berkeley), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and…
Study looked for links between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking

November 12, 2019

The study, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence at the start of Alcohol Awareness Week strengthens the evidence for…
Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

November 8, 2019

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep…
New findings could improve diagnosis, treatment of depression

October 29, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified biomarkers — genes and specific brain circuits in mice…
Scientists discover link between unique brain cells and OCD and anxiety

October 28, 2019

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 3 people experiences debilitating anxiety—the kind that prevents someone…
Study suggests a new way to think about the brain’s link to postpartum depression

October 23, 2019

Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions…
Anticipation of the performance hinders memory, but there is something you can do

October 4, 2019

Presentations, exams, debates and many other things like that make us nervous about work and school. And that’s…
ER Visits Escalate When Kids with Asthma Also Have Depression, Anxiety

September 25, 2019

Children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression, and when all three…
Growing Pains

September 12, 2019

Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and…
Review reveals impact of nutritional supplements on mental health

September 11, 2019

We’ve all heard that ‘food is good for your mood’. Now, a new study into mental health and…
Hearing Aids Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia, Depression and Falls, Study Finds

September 6, 2019

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being…
Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use in older women with breast cancer

August 27, 2019

Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to…
Anxiety, Depression Linked to More Opioid Use After Surgery

August 26, 2019

Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients,…
Electronic records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

August 26, 2019

It was long believed the FMR1 premutation — an excessive number of trinucleotide repeats in the FMR1 gene…
How Adults Can Spot Signs of Mental Illness in Children

August 21, 2019

A recent report by the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University showed a rise in suicide attempts by…
Brain Molecule Identified as Key in Anxiety Model

August 16, 2019

oosting a single molecule in the brain can change “dispositional anxiety,” the tendency to perceive many situations as…
Most Seniors with Dementia Live at Home, Despite Pain, Anxiety, Poor Health

August 7, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, most older Americans with advancing dementia remain in their own homes — many until…
‘Prescribed’ smartphone app offers hope to young people who self-harm

August 5, 2019

A new mental health app, designed to help manage negative emotions and periods of extreme anxiety for young…
Music Can Be a Viable Alternative to Medications in Reducing Anxiety Before Anesthesia Procedures

July 30, 2019

Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anesthesia procedure, according…
Compound found in red wine opens door for new treatments for depression, anxiety

July 29, 2019

Like to unwind with a glass of red wine after a stressful day? Don’t give alcohol all the…
Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

July 24, 2019

It’s long been known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily…
3q29 deletion survey: distinct social profile, high ASD risk

July 19, 2019

A survey of 93 people with 3q29 deletion syndrome reveals a distinct pattern of social disability and anxiety,…
Patients with mental health conditions denied access to ‘best available’ stop smoking treatments

July 11, 2019

A new study from researchers at the universities of Bristol and Bath suggests that doctors should rethink which…
In Philadelphia’s Mental Health Clinics, Use of Evidence-based Therapies for Youth Psychiatric Treatment is Slow to Catch On, Despite Investments

July 8, 2019

We all hope—and probably expect—that clinicians use only mental health therapies that are scientifically proven to improve symptoms.…
Some children are more likely to suffer depression long after being bullied

July 2, 2019

Some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due…
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