University of Iowa neuroscientist John Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D., is interested in the effect of acid in the brain. His studies suggest that increased acidity or low pH, in the brain is linked to panic disorders, anxiety, and depression. But his work also suggests that changes in acidity are important for normal brain activity too.
A decade after the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, studies have shown that the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among troops is surprisingly low, and a Harvard researcher credits the drop, in part, to new efforts by the Army to prevent PTSD, and to ensure those who do develop the disorder receive the best treatment available.
A recent study found that babies born in winter months are more likely to develop mental disorders like schizophrenia.
The rate of people sleepwalking in the USA is much higher than perceived, a new study states.
A walk in the park can help lighten a depressed person's mood, a new study suggests.
Georgia Graduation Student, Aimee Copeland fights for her life after being infected with rare flesh-eating bacteria.
New in the journals: From how our attachment with our moms affects our future relationships, to the connection between family size and general intelligence.... and more.
Heart patients who have type D personality are more likely to worsen their health, according to a new study.
Brain networks — areas of the brain that regularly work together — may avoid traffic jams at their busiest intersections by communicating on different frequencies according to a new study.
Higher levels of income inequality in the United States actually lead to more deaths in the country over a period of years, a new study found.
Mothers with symptoms of depression are more likely to add cereal to bottles, which is an unhealthy practice because it may lead to overfeeding and excess weight gain in infants.
Playing a particular video game may lessen flashbacks following a traumatic event, according to research presented in London at the British Psychology Society Annual Conference.
Antidepressants do patients more harm than good, according to a new study.
For women even just imagining trying on swimsuits can cause a bad mood, according to a new study.
Scientists have developed the first blood test to diagnose major depression in teens.