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Mood of children during earliest stages of life linked to maternal mental health

September 5, 2019

Researchers and clinicians have long understood that depression and other mood disorders in mothers can have substantial, detrimental…
Videos, music on tablets boost moods of dementia patients and caregivers

September 4, 2019

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, often afflicts patients with negative moods: confusion, anger, sadness or apathy. Negative emotions also…
Low levels of vitamin D in elementary school could spell trouble in adolescence

August 22, 2019

Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods…
Two is My Limit

August 9, 2019

Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In…
People who ‘microdose’ psychedelic substances report improved mood and focus

July 15, 2019

A University of Toronto Mississauga researcher and his colleagues have “uncovered high potential research avenues” for assessing the…
Researchers improve AI that can tell from your voice if you’re depressed

July 12, 2019

Artificial intelligence can now more accurately detect whether you’re depressed by analyzing the sound of your voice, thanks…
Mood Neurons Mature During Adolescence

June 25, 2019

Researchers have discovered that a mysterious group of neurons in the amygdala – a key center for emotional processing…
Risk factors for adolescent binge eating vary by family socioeconomic status

June 7, 2019

Binge eating is prevalent across socioeconomic status (SES) groups in the United States and is linked to depressed…
Children who nap midday are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems

May 31, 2019

A Penn study of nearly 3,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in China revealed strong connections between 30…
Multiple Brain Regions Moderate and Link Depressive Mood and Pain

May 22, 2019

Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research…
Pub talk will try to unravel the mystery of the teenage brain

April 30, 2019

The teenage brain remains a mystery for parents. Adapting to seemingly overnight changes in moods and behaviors in…
A simple strategy to improve your mood in 12 minutes

March 28, 2019

We all have a remedy – a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate – for lifting…
Study: To protect a good mood, people play it safe

March 7, 2019

What does it take to stay in a good mood? In short: Once happy, steer clear of choices…
Negative mood signals body’s immune response

December 21, 2018

Negative mood — such as sadness and anger — is associated with higher levels of inflammation and may…
Brain Signature of Depressed Mood Unveiled in New Study

November 14, 2018

Most of us have had moments when we’re feeling down – maybe we can’t stop thinking about our…
UVA creates a simple way to solve the complex mysteries of the microbiome

October 31, 2018

This much is clear: The tiny bacteria that live on and inside us are tremendously important for our health…
Researchers explain how LSD changes perception

October 29, 2018

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD have a profound impact on human consciousness, particularly perception. Researchers at Yale and…
Dissatisfaction in three dimensions: Researcher finds link between 3-D body scans, feelings of dejection

February 7, 2018

If you’ve made a habit of sidestepping mirrors and shunning your reflection, new research from Florida State University…
How food affects your mood? Scientists say it depends on how old you are

December 12, 2017

Humans are weird. We have emotions we cannot control or, sometimes, explain. For example, why are we so…
Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse

August 11, 2017

Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you…
Pigs, like humans, are also more optimistic or pessimistic depending on their mood

November 30, 2016

Technically speaking, we, humans, are not that much different from animals. A new research from the University of…
New Experimental Framework Suggests the Same Genes can Make us both Depressed and Happy

July 22, 2016

Up until recently, the fields of genetics and psychology had been largely independent of each other, tackling many…
Control Of A Timekeeping Circuit In The Brain Alters Mood

June 27, 2016

By combining super-fine electrodes and tiny amounts of a very specific drug, Duke University researchers have singled out…
Study Finds Testosterone Improves Sexual Activity, Walking Ability and Mood in Men Over 65

February 20, 2016

As men age, their testosterone levels decrease, but prior studies of the effects of administering supplements of the…
Yes, you can tell if your audience is bored

February 2, 2016

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton may want to take note. If a quick scan…
Embracing Negative Moods Can Make Them Less Harmful, Study Suggests

November 25, 2015

Few would argue that feeling “blue” is of much, if any, benefit to our welfare – many studies…
New Mood Disorders Program Aims to Advance Treatments, Erase Stigma

November 10, 2015

A gift of $20 million from the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund to the Department of Psychiatry at…
Positive Mood Spreads through Social Contact, Depression Doesn‘t

August 21, 2015

New research from the universities of Manchester and Warwick has revealed that only positive mood is socially “contagious”…
This is your brain on fried eggs

July 15, 2015

High-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the mesolimbic dopamine system, says Stephanie Fulton of the…
Study finds violent video games provide quick stress relief, but at a price

July 10, 2015

A study authored by two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students indicates that while playing video games can improve…
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