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Less Fear: how LSD affects the Brain


Scientists at the University of Basel have shown that LSD reduces activity in the region of the brain related to the handling of negative emotions like fear. The results could affect the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety. Hallucinogens have many different effects on the ...


Method identifies epileptic patients who can benefit from surgery


Researchers affiliated with the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have shown that genetic information can be used to improve early prediction of the response to drugs in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), one of the most severe forms of epilepsy. ...


Psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer


In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin -- the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic ...


Depression in Young People Affects the Stomach, Anxiety the Skin


Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young people: arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while ...


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No fear! Neuropeptide may aid targeted anxiety therapy

Messenger substance can reduce anxiety


The targeted control of biochemical processes and neuronal signalling pathways using the messenger substance neuropeptide Y could help in the future treatment of anxiety disorders. Palpitations, sweating and sleep problems – most people have already experienced symptoms of anxiety. As a response ...


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New strategy for antidepressant therapies


Increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brains of depressed mice has antidepressant effects Experimentally increasing the activity of a subclass of nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) has antidepressant effects similar to pharmaceutical ...


Anti-anxiety medication limits empathetic behavior in rats


Rats given midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions because the drug lessened their empathy, according to a new study by University of Chicago neuroscientists. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, validates studies that show ...


Coping with active surveillance anxiety in prostate cancer


Pilot study shows mindful meditation helps men deal with stress of active surveillance Anxiety causes one in four men to drop out of active surveillance Mindfulness eased men's fears and uncertainties Men with prostate cancer who are under close medical surveillance reported significantly greater ...


Bionomics initiates Phase II clinical trial of anxiety treatment


Bionomics Limited announced the initiation of a Phase II clinical study of BNC210, the Company’s drug candidate in development for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The study will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess the effects of BNC210 on brain activity in ...


Bionomics begins Phase 1b study with anxiety drug


Bionomics Limited has initiated a Phase 1b clinical trial in healthy volunteers of BNC210, the Company’s drug candidate in development for the treatment of anxiety and depression.The trial will be conducted by Biotrial International at its facility in Rennes, France and will investigate the ...


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