Can pessimism be cure?

A research team, led by MIT’s McGovern Institute research affiliates Kenichi Amemori and Satoko Amemori, has found that the primate caudate nucleus (as part of the striatum region located in the dorsal striatum alongside the putamen which is known to regulate movement and influence's certain types of learning) may be casually involved in the generation... Continue Reading →

55% recovery from schizophrenia…

The study, conducted by the University of Oslo’s Department of Psychology, followed about 30 young people diagnosed with schizophrenia, all of whom were recruited to the study within 5 months of being hospitalized or beginning outpatient treatment. The University of Oslo has been conducting the study for the last four years, with annual check-ins, and... Continue Reading →

Cognitive psycho-educational group therapy intervention found to lower relapse rate in depression…

A study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, has found patients hospitalized with major depressive disorder who participated in a short-term psycho-educational program with cognitive behavioral group therapy in addition to normal inpatient treatment had a lower re-hospitalization rate during a 2-year follow-up period. This advocates the prominence of cognitive therapy as a treatment of major depression disorder. The... Continue Reading →

Early-life exposure to severe famine found to be related to subsequent risk of depressive symptoms in late adulthood…

A research study from the University of Georgia has revealed that exposure to famine during specific moments in early life is associated with depression later in life. The study with aimed to estimate the burden of depressive symptoms and the association of famine exposure with depressive symptoms found that famine contributed to 13.6% of the depressive... Continue Reading →

Can the implantation of positive self-defining memories reduce trait anxiety…

Veronika V. Nourkova and Darya  A. Vasilenko, psychologists from the Lomonosov Moscow University, have explored the potential benefits of implanting false positive memories in anxiety sufferers to see if they can be freed from their difficult pasts. The researchers recruited 120 volunteers—73 female and 47 male. Each individual was assessed to identify those with a greater tendency... Continue Reading →

Confirmed link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis…

A new study has found individual's with autoimmune disorders, a collection of diseases where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells, are more likely to have psychosis. The study (link below) focused on autoimmune disorders that affect the peripheral system, such as type 1 diabetes, as the researchers were particularly interested in whether autoimmune disorders... Continue Reading →

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