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Study identifies neural circuits involved in making risky decisions.

As they go about their everyday lives, people often have to choose between a safe option and a riskier one, such as staying in a secure job, or starting a … Continue Reading Study identifies neural circuits involved in making risky decisions.

Researchers link microglia activation triggered by chronic pain to anxiety and depression.

Brain inflammation caused by chronic nerve pain alters activity in regions that regulate mood and motivation, suggesting for the first time that a direct biophysical link exists between long-term pain … Continue Reading Researchers link microglia activation triggered by chronic pain to anxiety and depression.

Connection between mitochondria, shortened telomeres and psychiatric disorders seen at a cellular level.

Researchers from Butler Hospital have identified an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders. These changes in the form of telomere shortening … Continue Reading Connection between mitochondria, shortened telomeres and psychiatric disorders seen at a cellular level.

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