NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee, Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D., is one of the authors of a new study that starts to identify precisely how stress, social isolation, and deprivation early in life can harm children’s brains...
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Did you know that 40 million American adults live with Anxiety Disorders each year?
Anxiety disorders can become so severe that normal life and relationships become impaired. There are many types of anxiety disorders with their own unique sets of symptoms. Some of these disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia (or social anxiety disorder), specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
A new study published online reveals that people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) have weaker connections in the brain that effect the amygdala, a pair of small organs within the medial temporal lobes of the brain...
In an article that was the cover story of the July 16 issue of Newsweek, NARSAD Grantee Peter C. Whybrow, M.D., Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California in Los...
NARSAD Young and Independent Investigator Grantee Zhen Yan, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at the State University of New York at Buffalo, discovered that repeated stress dampens the activity of...
Elevated levels of a class of hormones called glucocorticoids have long been linked to anxiety disorders and depression. It is known that the presence of too much of these hormones mediates what we call ‘stress’ and that...