. Feeling anxious actually releases dopamine, motivating us to take action to pursue rewards and make changes to bring forth the futures we desire.

Neuroimaging study reveals subtle size differences in the prefrontal region of the brain in young people with major depressive disorders and suicidal behaviors.A newly developed multidimensional lexicon of emojis helps crack the coded language and emotional value of emoji use, a popular form of communication by young texters, beyond simple negativity or positivity.The more a person stares at themselves while in a virtual meeting, the more their mood decreases, a new study reports.People high in narcissistic traits showed higher levels of verbal aggression, physical aggression, and other bullying behaviors. They often extend their aggression to innocent bystanders. Narcissism was associated with a 21% increase in aggression and an 18% increase in violent behaviors.

Circadian Rhythm Disruption Found to Be Common Among Mental Health Disorders

Circadian rhythm disruption is a psychopathological factor shared by a broad range of mental illnesses.Cannabidiol treatment helped reduce anxiety severity by, on average, 42.6% in young adults with treatment-resistant anxiety, a new study reports.Researchers report bipolar depression and schizophrenia may be detectable several years before symptoms appear. A new study reports 50% of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder attended specialist child and adolescent mental health services during childhood.Fatigue and headaches top the list of common lingering symptoms four months after COVID infection, with muscle aches, changes in sense of taste and smell, cough, and congestion following close behind.

Parents’ genes linked to both cognitive and non-cognitive skills affect their child’s educational outcomes, a new study reports.Breakfast may very well be the most important meal of the day, especially in terms of maintaining good cognitive health. Researchers found skipping breakfast increases the risk of cognitive decline in middle-to-old age, while maintaining a temporal distribution of energy intake during a day helps maintain cognitive health.Cognitive immobility is a form of mental entrapment that leads to conscious or unconscious efforts to recreate past instances in familiar locations.The ARHGAP11B gene played a critical role in the development of the human neocortex during evolution.

Children who contracted COVID-19 are at increased risk of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Researchers found a 72% increase in new Type 1 diabetes cases in those under 18 who contracted COVID-19.Researchers have devised a new, non-invasive method for tracking the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The study also proposes removing excess toxic Alzheimer’s proteins from the blood could improve clinical symptoms and pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease.In order to make autism research less harmful to the autism community, researchers propose new data-driven guidelines for discussing ASD in their work.Older adults who experience insomnia are at greater risk of developing memory deficits and long-term cognitive impairments.

Cocoa Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness in First Real-Life Study

Study reveals cocoa powder reduces blood pressure and arterial stiffness, only when levels of both are elevated.Vacations may not just be an opportunity for recreation, they may also provide mental and overall health benefits.First responders at the World Trade Center who experience cognitive impairment and PTSD have a different presentation of white matter in the brain compared to first responders with cognitive impairment without PTSD. Researchers say the findings point to a new and specific form of dementia for those responders with PTSD.Higher levels of stress can diminish altruistic behaviors, researchers report.Researchers discuss the detrimental psychological, physical, and economic impact of loneliness.Study reveals those who microdosed psilocybin for 30 days showed greater improvements in mood, mental health, and psychomotor abilities than those who did not microdose. The findings have positive implications for the use of psychedelics to help treat mental health disorders.

Researchers say women tend to feel less stressed on weekends when they usually have more “down time”.While the incorporation of healthier legumes and fruits into diets improved over time, dietary quality was offset by the consumption of unhealthy components, such as processed meats and sugar-sweetened drinks.High-potency cannabis use is associated with an increased risk of addiction, cannabis use disorder, and mental health problems including an increased risk of schizophrenia, a new study reports.Mice with the Alzheimer’s disease-associated APOE4 and the APOE2 genes were more likely to die from COVID-19 than those with the APOE3 gene. Those with APOE4 and APOE2 genes had more virus replication in the lungs, higher inflammation, and increased tissue damage following coronavirus infection.

Children who participate in team sports have better mental health outcomes than those who play individual sports or take part in no sports at all. Those who play individual sports have worse mental health outcomes than those who do not play sports.Specific intensities of exercise over a long period of time are associated with different aspects of memory and mental health.Prenatal exposure to cannabis was associated with an increased risk of neuropsychological disorders, including anxiety and depression, in children. The risk grows as they enter adolescence and adulthood.Botulinum toxin, or Botox, can help dampen negative emotions for those suffering from borderline personality disorder.Researchers have identified a mechanism shared by mutations in the SHANK3 and ADNP genes. The genes have been associated with the development of ASD and schizophrenia.A new deep learning algorithm is able to quantify arousal and awareness in humans at the same time.