Study Reveals Increased Cannabis Use in Individuals with Depression
The prevalence of cannabis, or marijuana, use in the United States increased from 2005 to 2017 among persons with and without depression and was approximately twice as common among those with depression in 2017.
How our dreams prepare us to face our fears
Do bad dreams serve a real purpose? To answer this question, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland, – working in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin (USA) – analysed the dreams of a number of people and…
Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia
A new study published in Psychological Medicine and led by University of Bristol researchers has found that tobacco smoking may increase your risk of developing depression and schizophrenia.
Study Examines Depression in the Last Year of Life
Depression impacts quality of life at all life stages, but little is known about the factors related to depression in the last year of life. A recent study published in theJournal of the American Geriatrics Societyfound that 59.3% of individuals had depression in the last…
ADHD medication: how much is too much for a hyperactive child?
When children with ADHD don’t respond well to Methylphenidate doctors often increase the dose. Now a new review shows that increasing the dose may not always be the best option, as it may have no effect on some of the functional impairments associated with ADHD.
Social media stress can lead to social media addiction
Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use.
Green space is good for your mental health – the nearer the better!
First study to demonstrate relationship between green space and mental wellbeing at an individual level publishedUsing data from 25,518 people, the researchers show that Londoners who live within 300m of green space have significantly better mental wellbeing
Ketamine may not be an actual antidepressant but it may simply decrease the burden of symptoms
A new study indicates that the antidepressant effects of ketamine may not be such, according to a paper published in Psychotherapy and psychosomatics. The study investigates the hypothesis that depressed individual receiving ketamine infusions, associate feelings of lightness and floating which are a typical occurrence…
Study Examines Cannabis’ Effects on Brain Neurochemistry
A new Addiction Biology study provides the first evidence of a blunted response to stress-induced dopamine signaling in the brain’s prefrontal cortex in individuals at high risk for psychosis who regularly used cannabis.
Benefits of a psychotherapeutic approach for chronic depression fade after two years
A study published in the latest issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates that the benefits of a specific psychotherapeutic approach may disappear after two years from the conclusion of the psychotherapy.
Depressed by Facebook and the like
The answers to the question of whether using social networks can trigger depressive tendencies have been contradictory so far. The researchers from Bochum carried out one experimental and two questionnaire studies.
Self-injuring young girls overestimate negative feedback in social media simulation
Adolescent girls who self-injure feel that they receive more negative feedback than they actually receive, and are more sensitive to ”thumbs down” responses, compared to other adolescent girls. These are the findings presented by Irene Perini, researcher at Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN)…