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The brain - depression and addictions

Negative events in childhood and sleep problems make it difficult to recover from an acute stress disorder and thus increase the risk of a mental disorder
A study examined the way in which different subjects - healthy, with depression or attention disorder - choose to look at the world
Significant progress towards personalized medicine in the field of psychiatry, with the help of a helmet that induces electromagnetic stimulation of the brain.
From depression and anxiety to diabetes - health conditions resulting from chronic stress affect women and men differently. New study in mice maps at the single-cell level molecular differences in the stress response in the brains of females and males, and may pave the way for personalized treatments
Research from the Hebrew University reveals the identity of an area of ​​the brain that can moderate and balance the urge to consume the drug, and therefore may contribute to reducing addiction. The study provides a glimmer of hope that the ongoing battle with opioid addiction can be won
Degeneration of the cells of the immune system in the brain may be the biological cause of depression, and there may be substances that can restore these cells - and be antidepressants
Psychotherapy in which the therapist also offers interpretations of behavior is more helpful in reducing depression among patients who have difficulty managing relationships
Stem cells derived from the placenta are able to reach damaged tissues in the brains of drug addicts and initiate a rehabilitation process in them. The innovative treatment may solve one of the most difficult challenges in the field of detoxification: the difficulty of addicts to detach from the memory that brings them back again and again to the drug
Using advanced methods for genetic sequencing at the single cell level, Weizmann Institute of Science scientists reveal a new molecular mechanism of action of ketamine - and show that combining it with another drug may lead to improved performance and reduced side effects
The researchers: "It is possible to characterize certain adults as having a high risk of increased deterioration due to the events they have experienced throughout their lives. Awareness must be raised about the link between stress and trauma and health decline in old age, and mechanisms must be built that will provide an adapted response, and help those adults deal with these consequences."
A group of researchers reveals for the first time the mechanism of action of electric shock therapy, the most effective procedure for the treatment of clinical depression, and subsequently developed a drug that mimics its mechanism of action and reduces symptoms of depression
Mice that suffered from a lack of sleep increased the activity of inhibitory neurons in the hippocampus, thereby disrupting the processing and storage of new memories.
The method, which is based on EEG patterns in abnormal electrical brain activity, can quickly diagnose and monitor pathologies in the blood vessels in the brain that are observed in conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, head injuries and psychiatric conditions
The joint study by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Tel Hai College shows that in the midst of the second wave (October 2020) almost every third person in Israel (29%) suffers from high or very high anxiety symptoms
The researchers analyzed blood samples taken from people who are at high clinical risk for psychosis. These people were followed for several years to see who developed a psychotic disorder and who did not.
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