Brain Disease

PR Newswire: World’s Largest Database of Functional Brain Scans Produces New Insights to Help Better Diagnose and Treat Mental Health Issues

A one-of-a-kind searchable database of almost 100,000 functional brain scans related to behavior on patients from 111 countries is now poised to change the way psychiatry has been practiced for the last 170 years. Amen Clinics – a group of 6 nationwide psychiatric clinics founded in 1989 by psychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, M.D. – amassed […]

UW Today: Orphanage Care Linked to Thinner Brain Tissue in Regions Related to ADHD

Under the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, thousands of Romanian children were placed in overcrowded orphanages with bleak conditions and minimal human contact. Even after the 1989 revolution, the legacy of institutionalization continued. Only recently has research and public concern over early childhood environments caused changes in policies. University of Washington research on children who […]

Medical Xpress: Rare Genetic Disease Protects Against Bipolar Disorder

A team of scientists led by researchers at the UMass Medical School and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) have identified what is likely a key genetic pathway underlying bipolar disorder, a breakthrough that could lead to better drugs for treating bipolar affective disorder, as well as depression and other related mood […]

Science World Report: Sulforaphane In Broccoli Could Help Reduce The Symptoms Of Autism

Broccoli continues to be known as a superfood that holds essential nutrients. Yet recent findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveal that this vegetable could help to reduce symptoms associated with autism. A recent study recruited 44 male participants between the ages of 13 and 27 who had moderate […]

Medical Xpress: Aluminum and its Likely Contribution to Alzheimer’s Disease

A world authority on the link between human exposure to aluminum in everyday life and its likely contribution to Alzheimer’s disease, Professor Christopher Exley of Keele University, UK, says in a new report that it may be inevitable that aluminum plays some role in the disease. He says the human brain is both a target […]

SFARI: Analysis of Mouse Brains Maps Subgroups of Autism

A brain imaging study of 26 mouse models of autism reveals a broad range of structural abnormalities. The models cluster into groups with similar features, reports a study published 9 September in Molecular Psychiatry. The results point to key brain circuits linked to autism, including those involved in movement and brain connectivity.  The researchers chose models […]

Medical Xpress: Innovative Eye-Movement Treatment Found to Help Post-Traumatic Stress Sufferers

A combined research project by two universities has shown that an innovative treatment that involves rapid eye movements is reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress in trauma patients. Rapid eye movement therapy involves the patient focusing on their trauma while their therapist facilitates their eyes to move rapidly from side-to-side. Dr Lee and Dr Cuijpers […]

Medwire News: Clinical Pointers to Bipolar, Unipolar Depression Confirmed

A large study confirms several factors that can distinguish patients with bipolar depression from those with unipolar depression, including higher trait impulsivity, aggression and hostility. In line with previous studies, bipolar patients had more personal and familial evidence of mania, were younger at onset of depression and had more previous affective episodes than patients with […]