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Just what the doctor ordered: Take a yoga class and depression, anxiety improve

Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Now a new study provides evidence that yoga and breathing exercises can improve … Read the rest

Serotonin release measured in the human brain: a PET study with [<sup>11</sup>C]CIMBI-36 and d-amphetamine challenge

Neuropsychopharmacology, Published online: 12 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41386-019-0567-5

Serotonin release measured in the human brain: a PET study with [11C]CIMBI-36 and d-amphetamine challenge

FDA's Rapid Approval of Esketamine Questioned

While some experts have hailed intranasal esketamine as a ‘game changer’ for resistant depression, others are concerned over the FDA’s rapid approval of the drug.
Medscape Medical News

Firefighters can ease one another's job stress, but loving spouses may increase it

Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress — but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger, … Read the rest

Can these hormones provide the key to autism, schizophrenia?

The hormones oxytocin and vasopressin have been linked to pair-bonding, but can they help to improve impaired social behavior? A new study investigates.

Drug repurposing in neurological diseases: an integrated approach to reduce trial and error

Identifying effective disease-modifying therapies for neurological diseases remains an important challenge in drug discovery and development. Drug repurposing attempts to determine new indications for pre-existing compounds and represents a … Read the rest

Mouse Study: How Infections in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Psychiatric Disorders

Maternal infections during pregnancy can impair fetal brain development and lead to cognitive problems, according to a new Danish study conducted on mice. The researchers believe these impairments help … Read the rest

Lower IQ, family history tied to treatment-resistant schizophrenia

Those with a family history of schizophrenia and men with lower IQ are more likely to struggle with treatment resistant schizophrenia than others with the mental disorder, according to … Read the rest

NHS cancellations of child mental health sessions jump 25%

Staff shortages and growing demand reported to be behind annual rise in England

Growing numbers of troubled children are having appointments with NHS mental health services cancelled, the organisation’s … Read the rest

[Articles] Suicide following presentation to hospital for non-fatal self-harm in the Multicentre Study of Self-harm: a long-term follow-up study

Patients attending hospital for self-harm are at high risk of suicide, especially immediately after hospital attendance. Certain patient characteristics and methods of self-harm, together with living in areas of … Read the rest