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  • Nightmares are common but underreported in US military personnel March 15, 2018
    A new study shows that a high percentage of military personnel with sleep disturbances met criteria for nightmare disorder, but few of them reported nightmares as a reason for sleep evaluation. Those with nightmare disorder had an increased risk of other sleep and mental health disorders.
  • Sit, stay, heal: Study finds therapy dogs help stressed university students March 12, 2018
    Therapy dog sessions for stressed-out students are an increasingly popular offering at North American universities. Now, new research confirms that some doggy one-on-one time really can do the trick of boosting student wellness.
  • Can't sleep? Could be down to genetics March 9, 2018
    Researchers have identified specific genes that may trigger the development of sleep problems, and have also demonstrated a genetic link between insomnia and psychiatric disorders such as depression, or physical conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
  • Social stress leads to changes in gut bacteria March 9, 2018
    Exposure to psychological stress in the form of social conflict alters gut bacteria in Syrian hamsters, according to a new study.
  • Is your stress changing my brain? March 8, 2018
    Scientists have discovered that stress transmitted from others can change the brain in the same way as a real stress does.
  • Exposure to childhood violence linked to psychiatric disorders March 8, 2018
    Investing in diminishing socioeconomic status inequalities and in preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. The results showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder such as depression and anxiety and an externalizing disorder including attention-deficit […]
  • New research points to better way to treat depression March 1, 2018
    Scientists have discovered a new target for treating major depressive disorder, a disease that affects more than 16 million American adults.
  • Ketamine works for female rats, too February 26, 2018
    A first of its kind study in female rats finds that a single, low dose of ketamine promotes resilience to future adverse events as it does in male rats. New research addresses a critical gap in understanding and developing treatments for stress-related disorders, which disproportionately afflict females.
  • Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspring February 16, 2018
    New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring.
  • Running helps brain stave off effects of chronic stress February 14, 2018
    The study finds that running mitigates the negative impacts chronic stress has on the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.