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New findings link brain's immune system to psychosis

New research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests a link between psychosis and a genetic change that affects the brain's immune system. The study published in Molecular Psychiatry may impact the development of modern ...

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Research reveals new approach to understanding our wellbeing

The ability to connect and feel a sense of belonging are basic human needs but new Swansea University research has examined how these are determined by more than just our personal relationships.

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Nature draws out a happy place for children

Young children in deprived areas see nature and outdoor spaces as being associated with 'happy places,' according to a new study published in the journal Child Indicators Research.

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Online CBT effective against OCD symptoms in the young

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents is associated with impaired education and worse general health later in life. Access to specialist treatment is often limited. According to a study from Center ...

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Intoxication brings strangers physically closer, study finds

In a study with pandemic-related implications, researchers report that strangers who consume alcohol together may keep their distance initially—but draw physically closer as they become intoxicated. No previous studies ...

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Serotonin transporters increase when depression fades, study shows

Low levels of serotonin in the brain are seen as a possible cause of depression and many antidepressants act by blocking a protein that transports serotonin away from the nerve cells. A brain imaging study at Karolinska Institutet ...

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Study looks at factors that influence pre-loss grief

The symptoms of grief people feel for a loved one facing a life-limiting illness fluctuate over time, a new study found—suggesting that individuals can adjust to their emotional pain, but also revealing factors that can ...