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Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis

A new study suggests that cognitive behavior therapy can strengthen brain connections in a way that leads to long-term recovery from psychosis.

Estrogen regulates the brain’s fear response, protecting against PTSD

A new study examines how the sex hormone estrogen affects gene regulation in the brain, affecting the formation of fear memories and PTSD.

Inattentive ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Learn all about inattentive ADHD, a type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This article looks at the condition’s symptoms and treatment options.

Modafinil found to improve memory in people recovering from depression

A new study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome, and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, has found that the…

Mars and Venus on the therapist’s couch

Generally speaking, men want a quick fix from psychological therapy and women want to talk about their feelings.

Trapped by the game: Why professional footballers don’t talk about their mental health

Professional footballers do not feel it is safe to show vulnerability or admit to experiencing emotional struggles.

Study discusses model for understanding nutrition and brain development

For nearly a decade, researchers have studied the piglet as a translational model to understand which aspects of early brain development are affected by nutrition interventions. In a recent review article, investigators provide background for the work …

In Alzheimer’s, excess tau protein damages brain’s GPS

Researchers have linked excess tau protein in the brain to the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer’s disease patients. The findings, in mice, could lead to early diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s and point to treatments for …

Why the lights don’t dim when we blink

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn’t blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness and light? New research shows that the brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision┬ádespit…

Brain stimulation used like a scalpel to improve memory

For the first time, scientists have found that non-invasive brain stimulation can be used like a scalpel to affect a specific improvement in precise memory. Precise memory, rather than general memory, is critical for knowing the building you are lookin…