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

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

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

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.


How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?

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

‘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

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

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

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

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