A lithograph of a woman sitting up in bed while a nurse attends to her.
Death by Nostalgia, 1688
Before its association with a pining for the toys or TV shows of yesteryear, nostalgia was deemed a dangerous psychiatric disorder.
Death by Nostalgia, 1688
Death by Nostalgia, 1688

Before its association with a pining for the toys or TV shows of yesteryear, nostalgia was deemed a dangerous psychiatric disorder.

Before its association with a pining for the toys or TV shows of yesteryear, nostalgia was deemed a dangerous psychiatric disorder.

anxiety
Four pregnant women sitting in chairs
Epigenetic Changes to Placenta Correlate with Maternal Depression
Chloe Tenn | Feb 1, 2022
An epigenome-wide association study found more than a dozen methylation changes in placental DNA that correlated with expectant mothers’ self-reports of depression and stress during their pregnancy.
A hospital corridor with empty gurney
Severe Symptoms of MIS-C Typically Clear Within Six Months: Study
Catherine Offord | May 26, 2021
Some children who experience the severe inflammatory condition after COVID-19 may continue to experience milder problems such as muscle weakness or anxiety even after that period, according to a small observational study in the UK.
fear, anxiety, fMRI, study, neural circuits, brain study, neuroscience, amygdala, BNST
Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
Amanda Heidt | Sep 21, 2020
A study in people fails to detect differences in the brain’s response to fear or anxiety, long thought to be controlled by different neural circuits.
Immune Cell and Its Cytokine Control Exploratory Behavior in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2020
Gamma delta T cells in the meninges of the brain release a cell signaling molecule that does more than protect mice from microbial pathogens.
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Jef Akst | May 1, 2020
Those who had developed PTSD appear to be less able to suppress unwanted memories—traumatic or not—suggesting a role for the general ability to control memory recall in the disorder.
Value of Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Questioned
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2019
A meta-analysis of more than 80 studies from the past four decades finds weak evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabis to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.
Monkeys Pass on Brain Activity Patterns Linked to Anxiety
Ashley Yeager | Jul 30, 2018
Humans might also inherit such brain changes, a new study suggests.
Young Brain Cells Silence Old Ones to Quash Anxiety
Ruth Williams | Jun 27, 2018
In adult mice, neurogenesis increases social confidence by suppressing the activity of mature neurons.
Genes Tied to Intelligence and Neurotic Behavior Identified
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 26, 2018
Researchers found several hundred genes expressed in the human brain are tied to cognition or neuroses.
Image of the Day: Performance Anxiety
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 21, 2018
In the presence of competition, archerfish become more hesitant but accurate shooters.
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
Psilocybin Decreases Depression and Anxiety in Some Cancer Patients
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
In a pair of clinical studies of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, participants reported positive changes to their moods and outlooks.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone
Like Breeds With Like
Jenny Rood | Apr 6, 2015
Mice pairs with similar anxiety levels produce offspring more quickly than coupled animals with differing personalities, according to a recent study.
Bouncing Back
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2015
In mice, a transcriptional regulator, β-catenin, activates a microRNA-processing pathway in the nucleus accumbens to promote resilience to social stress.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Anxious Crayfish
Kerry Grens | Jun 16, 2014
A crustacean appears anxious after a stressful experience, but a drug can fix it, according to a new study.
Just a Trip
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2013
Using psychedelic drugs does not increase one’s risk of developing mental health problems, researchers show.
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Dan Cossins | Jun 7, 2013
A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the amygdala reduces the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma.