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Possible Link Between Schizophrenia and Loss of Brain Tissue

Recurrent episodes of schizophrenia relapse and the frequent use of antipsychotic treatments typically used to treat symptoms have been linked to a progressive loss of brain tissue, according to a new study from the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Consortium at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City.  In the results of the study, … Read more

PTSD linked to smaller brain area regulating fear response

ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2012) — Recent combat veterans who are diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder have significantly smaller volume in an area of the brain critical for regulating fear and anxiety responses, according to research led by scientists at Duke University and the Durham VA Medical Center. The finding, published Nov. 5, 2012, in … Read more

Magnetic brain stimulation treats depression independent of sleep effect

ScienceDaily (Oct. 26, 2012) — While powerful magnetic stimulation of the frontal lobe of the brain can alleviate symptoms of depression, those receiving the treatment did not report effects on sleep or arousal commonly seen with antidepressant medications, researchers say. “People’s sleep gets better as their depression improves, but the treatment doesn’t itself cause sedation … Read more

Birmingham Mental Health Clinic Reports on Affect of High Fat Foods on the Brain

Mental health treatment experts at the Birmingham Maple Clinic recently reported that research published by the University of Montreal Hospital may add support to the theory that the vicious cycle of overeating due to being depressed, sad or anxious is based on how food affects an individual’s brain and hormones within the body. Lori Edelson, clinic spokesperson and … Read more

University of Montreal Looks at the Affect of High Fat Foods on the Brain

Research recently published by the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre may add support to the theory that the viscous cycle of overeating due to being depressed, sad or anxious is based on how food affects an individual’s brain and hormones within the body. The study, led by Stephanie Fulton, PhD, found that food acts … Read more

UCLA Research Team Reports Hyperactivity in the Brain May Cause Depression Symptoms

A recent story published by ScienceDaily reported that hyperactivity in multiple parts of the brain could be the explanation behind multiple symptoms of depression.  The article, based on research by UCLA, reported that although previous research on depression has looked for an individual part of the brain that is affected by the condition, there is … Read more