The role of pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-1 and interleukin-6 in major depressive disorder: a twelve-week treatment with duloxetine..

Evidence has indicated elevated concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines are associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) and treatment response, but the nature of this association remains unclear. A sample of 32 medication-free participants with a major depressive episode (age 38.5 years) and age, gender, ethnicity and IQ matched 24 healthy controls (age 40.6 years) were examined.... Continue Reading →

Study finds anxiety to help with memory…

A study from the University of Waterloo investigated whether anxious individuals, who adopted an inherently negative mindset, could demonstrate a particularly salient memory bias for words tainted by negative contexts. The study population of eighty (sixty-four females) undergraduate students found that manageable levels of anxiety (all participants completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales) actually aided participants in being able to... Continue Reading →

Social Cognitive Skills Training found to improve Social Cognition in Psychosis…

A study published in Schizophrenia Bulletin demonstrate that social cognitive skills training (SCST) for patients with psychosis provide significant benefit in a number of key social cognition domains. Social cognition refers to the mental functions that inform social interactions, such as perceiving, interpreting, managing, and generating responses to social input. It is beleived that individuals with psychotic... Continue Reading →

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