Scientific Council Member Bita Moghaddam, PhD, led adolescent brain research at the University of Pittsburgh that identified more activity in teen brains, in the dorsal striatum, in response to ‘happy chemicals’ released...
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People with mental illness tend to smoke more than the general population. One reason that has been suggested is the self-medication effect. Research has demonstrated that if you put nicotine patches on the arms of normal...
Imagine that you are standing on a busy city street corner and you gather together the first 100 passersby who are precisely 70 years old. “In this randomly selected group, let’s assume that men and women are equally...
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the most severe of the anxiety disorders, is characterized by recurrent, intrusive thoughts or obsessions—irrational fears of danger, illness or germs, for example—and repetitive,...
Despite the halting progress, so far, in developing drugs to combat memory loss in old age, there is something profoundly uplifting about the great discovery of Dr. Kandel’s career, and it may be a legitimate source of...