Alterations in the white matter connections or network of the brain are schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. We found that the white matter network of the brain is established early in childhood, suggesting that the alterations observed in psychiatric illness may arise very early in life.
The 1 month prevalence of pathological dissociation (PD) was examined in a large (N=6644) representative sample of the U.S. general population. Pathological dissociation (as measured by the DES-T) was present in 4.1% and associated with poor medical and mental health, increased suicide attempts and psychiatric hospitalizations compared with non-PD subjects.
This multi-stakeholder qualitative study seeks to clarify the most pressing social needs of cancer caregivers. Results from this study informed the development of a multidimensional social support intervention to improve the quality of life and coping self-efficacy of rural dwelling cancer caregivers.
Pregnancy hormones triggered depression symptoms in women with a history of postpartum depression, but not in women who had never experienced depression. Hormones decreased activity in brain areas that respond to rewards, though these effects occurred in all women, whether they became depressed or not.
National Substance Use Prevention Month Globally, drug and alcohol use and misuse lead to enormous societal and economic burdens. The economic impact of substance misuse is estimated at over $440 billion dollars in the US alone. Last year in the US there were a record number of drug overdose deaths, including over 3,000 overdose deaths … Continued