Breakthrough research shines new light on mysterious area of the brain

A breakthrough in brain research has promising implications for health and may lead to new answers about depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Parkinson’s disease. In a recent study, University of Victoria cognitive neuroscientist Clay Holroyd—with post-doctoral fellow José Ribas-Fernandes and PhD student Danesh Shahnazian from UVic, and colleagues Tom Verguts and Massimo Silvetti from […]

Link found between neurotransmitter imbalance, brain connectivity in those with autism

One in 59 children in the United States lives with a form of autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The signs of autism begin in early childhood and can affect individuals differently. However, many with autism share similar symptoms, including difficulties with social communication. Researchers from the University of […]

Maps made of nerve cells

A look into memory: The video recording shows that the neurons begin to flash as soon as they are activated. Credit: Thomas Hainmüller, Marlene Bartos A look into memory: The video recording shows that the neurons begin to flash as soon as they are activated. Credit: Thomas Hainmüller, Marlene Bartos Close Dr. Thomas Hainmüller and […]

Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people

Studying sleep problems in young athletes Sleep problems predict depression severity New research suggests that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are common among student athletes, and that these sleep problems may lead to depression. A new study suggests that sleep paralysis and hallucinations may put young adults at risk of depression. Student athletes will often have […]

Health Highlights: June 7, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Kate Spade Suffered From Anxiety and Depression, But No Warning Signs of Suicide, Husband Says American fashion designer Kate Spade suffered from depression and anxiety for years, but there were no warning signs that she would take her […]

Never Ignore Depression

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 — Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren’t getting the help they need, sometimes because they don’t know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed because of the stigma that can still surround mental health issues. But the numbers are too great to ignore. Up to 26 […]

Negative vs. positive social media experiences and depressive symptoms

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according to a new University of Pittsburgh analysis. The finding, reported today in the journal Depression and Anxiety, may be useful for designing interventions and clinical recommendations to reduce the risk of […]