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Brain structure linked to symptoms of restless legs syndrome

People with restless legs syndrome may have changes in a portion of the brain that processes sensory information, according to a new study.

Synaptic communication controls neuronal migration

Development of the mammalian neocortex requires the precise migration of billions of neurons. Synapses are structures that allow neurons to communicate with each other. Scientists have now identified a novel role of synapses in neuronal migration durin…

Maternal binge drinking linked to mood problems and alcohol abuse in offspring

A new study is the first to show that binge drinking by expectant mothers can impair the mental health of their offspring. Researchers report that rat mothers who drank in a binge-like manner during pregnancy and lactation were more prone to depressive…

More than 1 in 20 US children and teens have anxiety or depression

About 2.6 million American children and adolescents had diagnosed anxiety and/or depression in 2011-12, reports an analysis of nationwide data.

Brain activity linked to stress changes chemical codes

Scientists have identified light-induced electrical activity as the brain mechanism controlling chemical code switching in relation to stress. While investigating neurotransmitter switching in rats, the researchers found that specific brain neurons wer…

Brain activity linked to stress changes chemical codes

Scientists have identified light-induced electrical activity as the brain mechanism controlling chemical code switching in relation to stress. While investigating neurotransmitter switching in rats, the researchers found that specific brain neurons wer…

Overdose risk factors in youth with substance use disorders

A team of investigators has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults.

Overdose risk factors in youth with substance use disorders

A team of investigators has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults.

Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation

Findings from two new studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation, while improving memory, immunity and mood.

Cognitive behavioral therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism

New research shows cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. The study shows CBT can lead to significant improvements in children’s emotional regu…