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Emulsifiers are in many food products. A new study asks whether these chemicals might be having an impact on our physiology and psychology.
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BACKGROUND: Rates of anxiety and depression are increasing among children and young people. Recent policies have focused on primary prevention of mental disorders in children and young people, with schools at the forefront of implementation. There is limit...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Depression and anxiety are common neuropsychiatric manifestations of Parkinson disease. However, they are often under-recognized because the somatic symptoms of depression often overlap with the motor symptoms of Parkinson disease and there is low self-rep...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
ConclusionsU.S. children and adolescents are prescribed benzodiazepines for various mental health and other medical conditions, many lacking evidence of pediatric efficacy. Long-term benzodiazepine treatment, concurrent opioid prescriptions, psychotropic use, and prior substance use disorder diagnoses suggest safety risks among some youth prescribed benzodiazepines.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 102Author(s): Maria Anesti, Natalia Stavropoulou, Korina Atsopardi, Fotini N. Lamari, Nikolaos T. Panagopoulos, Marigoula MargarityAbstractThe aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of rutin administration (100 mg/kg/day) to pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-treated Balb-c mice (60 mg/kg/day), with respect to anxiety-like behavior using both open-field and elevated plus-maze (EPM) tests, and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in salt-soluble (SS) fraction and detergent-soluble (DS) fraction of the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, striatum, midbra...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We studied the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist surfagon (2 μg/kg, once, intraperitoneally) on anxious behavior of adult gonadectomized and non-gonadectomized male rats. It was shown that surfagon significantly increased anxiety of both gonadectomized and non-gonadectomized rats in the open-field test and in elevated plus maze
Source: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine - Category: Biology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This is the largest cohort reported in the literature of patients with frostbite injuries treated with HBOT. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may show positive impact on the demarcation level of frostbite and, despite the common side effects, it generally causes no long-term sequelae. PMID: 31730511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
ConclusionsCSU has strong negative effects on female sexual function, especially in patients with angioedema. Additional studies on sexual health in patients with CSU are needed and should focus on the impact of effective treatment on sexual functioning.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The basic science underlying biological psychiatry came first from animal models. For example, rodent studies established the pathways through which early-life experience and stress impact brain systems involved in anxiety and depression (1). With the advent of modern neuroimaging it became possible to study these systems as they function in healthy humans and in those with psychiatric disorders (2).
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Anxiety disorders, the most prevalent class of pediatric mental disorders, are viewed as conditions of abnormal threat processing. The circuitry engaged by threats in a range of mammalian species encompasses the amygdala and its connections to the ventral prefrontal cortex, insula, and hippocampus. Thus, this circuitry can be targeted in translational research. Cross-species translational research is crucial for psychiatry given the inaccessibility of the human brain to many research techniques.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Early Career Investigator Commentary Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Mindfulness subscribers-only Source Type: blogs
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