Archive for September, 2017

‘Mood spreads from person to person via social contagion’

September 23, 2017
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A new study suggests that moods are contagious among circles of adolescent friends, and this is true both for negative and positive emotions. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third

September 19, 2017
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New research finds that people who take antidepressants such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be at a considerably higher risk of premature death. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain’s reward center

September 19, 2017
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Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression

September 19, 2017
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A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Antidepressants could delay Parkinson’s progression

September 6, 2017
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Nortriptyline – a tricyclic antidepressant – can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson’s disease, a new study finds. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Antidepressants could delay Parkinson’s progression

September 6, 2017
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Nortriptyline – a tricyclic antidepressant – can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson’s disease, a new study finds. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Two distinct brain regions have independent influence on decision-making

September 1, 2017
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Often when we make a decision, we calculate its “expected value,” by multiplying the value of something (how much we want or need it) with the probability that we might be able to obtain it, a… Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Two distinct brain regions have independent influence on decision-making

September 1, 2017
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Often when we make a decision, we calculate its “expected value,” by multiplying the value of something (how much we want or need it) with the probability that we might be able to obtain it, a… Via:: medicalnewstoday

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