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Therapeutic non-invasive brain stimulation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: rationale, methods and experience

http://jnnp.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/90/10/1131?rss=1

The neurodegenerative syndrome amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is characterised by increased cortical excitability, thought to reflect pathological changes in the balance of local excitatory and inhibitory neuronal influences. Non-invasive … Read the rest

Recalled Exposure to Gender Identity Conversion Efforts and Psychological Distress and Suicide Attempts

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2749479

This cross-sectional survey study examines the association of childhood and lifetime recalled exposure of gender identity conversion efforts by both secular and religious professionals with adverse mental health outcomes … Read the rest

Daytime napping 1–2 times a week may benefit heart health

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326311.php

New research finds that napping during the day once or twice a week is associated with a much lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.

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How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326299.php

According to recent research in rodents, psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants increase the numbers of certain bacterial strains and decrease others.

Schizophrenia: 'Resyncing' brain circuits could halt symptoms

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323094.php

‘Resyncing’ brain circuits in an adult mouse model of schizophrenia eliminated some neural and behavioral symptoms of the disorder, a new study found.

[Comment] Measuring polysubstance use over the life course: implications for multilevel interventions

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30328-1/fulltext?rss=yes

Non-medical use of prescription drugs, such as opioids, stimulants, and sedatives or tranquilisers, has increased substantially since 2000.1 Compared to other age groups in the USA, young adults (aged … Read the rest

Gut Bacteria Linked to High Blood Pressure With Depression

https://psychcentral.com/news/2019/09/10/gut-bacteria-linked-to-high-blood-pressure-with-depression/150045.html

A new study of gut bacteria has identified differences between individuals with high blood pressure and those with high blood pressure plus depression.

“People are ‘meta-organisms’ made up of … Read the rest

[Articles] Trajectories of prescription drug misuse during the transition from late adolescence into adulthood in the USA: a national longitudinal multicohort study

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30299-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Prescription drug misuse trajectories are heterogeneous, and any high-frequency prescription drug misuse is a strong risk factor for development of substance use disorders during adulthood, especially later-peak prescription drug … Read the rest

Direct link from brain's emotion circuit to movement circuit

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190910194249.htm

During high stress situations such as making a goal in soccer, some athletes experience a rapid decline in performance under pressure, known as ‘choking.’ Now, researchers have uncovered what … Read the rest