Brain’s ‘fear hub’ generates neurons in adulthood

August 16, 2017
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A new mouse study finds that the adult brain generates new neurons in a previously unknown area: the amygdala, also known as the brain’s fear center. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Embracing negative emotions could boost psychological well-being

August 13, 2017
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In a bad mood? Researchers suggest that it might be worth embracing those negative emotions; it could benefit your psychological health. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer’s disease

August 10, 2017
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Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern… Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?

August 5, 2017
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Sugar is everywhere in our diets. Studies show its detrimental effect on brain cells and link sugar consumption to long-term mental health. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Yoga can help to treat depression, studies show

August 4, 2017
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New studies presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention indicate that yoga can help to reduce symptoms of depression. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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School study proves obesity prevention can work

August 1, 2017
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A unique approach to obesity prevention has helped schools in the ACT reduce the number of students who are overweight or obese, and even had a positive effect on mental health. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Faster-acting antidepressants may soon be a reality

August 1, 2017
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Serotonin reuptake inhibitors are used to treat depression, but their exact mechanism is unknown. New research lifts the lid and may lead to improvements. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Popular Netflix show may increase suicidal tendencies

July 31, 2017
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New research finds a link between the premiere of the show ’13 Reasons Why’ and the volume of Internet searches for suicide-related terms and queries. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Ketamine for depression encouraging, but questions remain around long-term use

July 31, 2017
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A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression, published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry, shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain… Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Having depression and heart disease could double death risk

July 31, 2017
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A new study finds a strong correlation between the risk of premature death and developing depression after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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