Modern Brain Research
Brain Science6-Apr-2018: By: Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. Researchers studying gene expression in cerebral cortex tissue sampled from postmortem brains have identified patterns of shared and distinct gene expression patterns in autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism. The results, published February 9 in Science, offer a unique glimpse at genome-wide, disorder-related molecular signatures that could help fine-tune more »
Brain Science, Breaking NewsSubstance Use Carries Mental Health Risks—Yes, Even Marijuana By Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz | Mar. 26, 2018 Each year, SAMHSA holds Prevention Day as an opportunity to share best practices and data with professionals who work day in and day out to end the cycles of substance use disorder sweeping our country. It’s usually more »
Best Practice, Brain ScienceDo you really know your full multi-generational family history for addiction and/or mental health issues? Genetics plays a key role: upwards of 80% (for bi-polar and schizophrenia) and upwards of 60% for addictions. So, understanding our relative’s mental health and history of addictive behaviors can help us take steps to avoid triggers and build resilience. When more »
Brain ScienceRead full article in PsyPost.org here “Our findings suggest that glycine abnormalities may play a role in the earliest phases of psychotic disorders,” said Dr. Öngür. The researchers also measured increased glutamate levels in patients, which lines up with strong support for elevated glutamate reported in other studies of first-episode psychosis. The elevations in glutamate more »
Largest study to-date finds no Evidence for a Connection of Childhood Trauma and Polygenic Risk for depressionOctober 17, 2017 9:49 am : Brain Science
Brain Science, Breaking NewsLargest twin study to date pins nearly 80 percent of schizophrenia risk on heritability PsyPost In the largest study of twins in schizophrenia research to date, researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, estimate that as much as 79% of schizophrenia risk may be explained by genetic factors. The estimate indicates that genetics have a more »
Brain Science, Breaking NewsBBR Foundation.org study Researchers find brain signaling by lipid 2-AG is important in promoting resilience. The findings suggest that a drug boosting 2-AG levels is a potentially useful approach for those engaged in trying to find new ways to treat stress-related psychiatric disorders, the researchers said.