Currently, there is only one type of medication that has been shown to be effective in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SRIs), including clomipramine, have been shown to reduce...
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While most studies focus on brain and behavior disorders as cause for substance abuse (ie., self-medication), Scientific Council Member Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues have discovered how substance abuse can...
New research suggests the brain fatigues, causing the body to “believe” it is tired, when in reality it’s the brain itself in need of rest. Says Scientific Council Member Michael Posner, Ph.D., “Brains appear to get...
While most studies focus on maternal effects on offspring, this new study with animal models suggests a father's life exposure to stress can increase an unborn child's risk of stress-related illnesses, including...
Many studies point to bipolar disorder as having a very strong genetic base. As with most mental illnesses, it is suspected that a large number of genes are involved. Bipolar disorder is a very heterogeneous illness, with...