New evidence has been unearthed by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) of how specific transport proteins function at the molecular level, creating a pathway for new, improved drugs to treat psychiatric disorders.
A new paper published in Medicine suggests that Heat shock proteins CPN10, CPN60, and CPN70 could act as biomarkers for bipolar disorder (BD). Moreover, CPN60 serum levels could act as a biomarker to specify which BD patients have abnormal activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
A research team from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has suggested the several inexpensive ways of cleaning trash and the plantation of new grass and trees in vacant lands might reduce peoples’ feelings of worthlessness and depression.
A digital era in the medical field has arisen where one could find the increased utilization of health apps. But a recent analysis by a research team from the University of Sydney in Australia claims that these apps might lead to insignificant diagnosis and wrong information about the illness.
Social media is becoming an increasingly more prevalent force in our daily lives, especially amongst teens and posting selfies has a major part of self-expression. But how has this influenced and changed behavior? A new study published in The Journal of Early Adolescence reported that teens who post more online selfies were more aware of their appearance, which is indirectly linked to an increased risk of negative body image.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has included ‘gaming disorder’ as a serious mental health condition in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Gaming disorder is officially considered to be serious since excessive priority is given to gaming over other everyday activities.
The brain is the most difficult part of the body to assess especially the level of signaling molecules called cytokines. Cytokines are secreted by glial cells, which could make up nearly 90% of all brain cells. Cytokines play a key role in controlling moods, cognition and behavior, which directly influences mental health.
For Mental Health Month, (HABRI) - The Human Animal Bond Research Institute summarized the recent scientific research on the mental health benefits of the human-animal bonds to raise awareness for people who may benefit from animal companionship therapy. HABRI is a non-profit organization that funds research into the health interest of human-animal interaction. A recent study has uncovered new benefits for stress, depression, post-traumatic stress and for managing mental health.
In some cases, there are people who dislike being constantly happy. This condition is termed as ‘Cherophobia’. It comes from the Greek word ‘Chairo’ which means ‘I rejoice’. This condition is not categorized as mental disorder. But as per the reports of Healthline, few medical experts describe cherophobia as a form of anxiety.
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