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Patients with Severe Mental Illnesses Slip Between Cracks in HIV Testing

Gap Represents ‘Missed Opportunity’ to Treat Virus Early, Says UCSF Researcher ...

Study reveals for first time that talking therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that ...

Neural connection keeps instincts in check

EMBL scientists find out how the prefrontal cortex puts a break on instinctive behaviours ... Full story

Yale study finds that gun violence is a ‘contagious’ social epidemic

By Bess Connolly Martell This image is a graphical representation of the largest connected component of the network. Each node represents a unique individual. Red nodes ... Full story

Friendship Bench therapy reduces anxiety and depression in Zimbabwe

Training lay health workers in CBT a ‘blueprint’ for tackling mental health crisis in Africa ... Full story

Which brain networks respond when someone sticks to a belief?

When political beliefs are challenged, a person’s brain becomes active in areas that govern personal identity and emotional responses to threats, USC researchers find ... Full story

The pain of chronic loneliness can be detrimental to your health

Veronique de Turenne Ann Johansson/UCLA Paula Dutton, a 71-year-old retiree, experienced a panic attack after feeling anxious and depressed about her state of loneliness. "I thought, 'Is ... Full story

Analyzing brain patterns may help neuroscientists increase people’s confidence, reduce fear

UCLA-led research offers promise for treating anxiety, eating disorders ... Full story

Risk avoidance in older adults is related to brain anatomy, not age

By Ziba Kashef Study participants had a choice between the certain gain of $5 and taking a risk with a bag of chips representing different amounts ... Full story

Personality Traits and Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Specific Genomic Locations

Researchers also find correlations between traits and distinct disorders ... Full story

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