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Psychedelic Therapy: New Insights
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Psychedelic Therapy: New Insights

Psilocybin, a psychedelic compound found in diverse mushroom species, is gaining increased research backing as a unique treatment for psychiatric disorders. However, uncertainties persist regarding the specific demographic that may benefit the most from these substances. The findings will be presented on Tuesday, November 14, 1-2 p.m. at Neuroscience 2023, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. The Pervasive Impact of Psychiatric Disorders Psychiatric disorders, including phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and substance use disorder, represent a major public health issue. Current behavioral and pharmacological treatments have limited efficacy for some individu...
Unraveling the Biological Blueprint and Cognitive Impact
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Unraveling the Biological Blueprint and Cognitive Impact

Research investigating the depressed brain has identified particular genes, molecules, brain regions, and cognitive features linked to depression. The findings will be presented on Monday, November 13, 10-11 a.m. EST at Neuroscience 2023, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. High Prevalence of Severe Depression in the U.S. More than 8% of adults in the United States suffer from severe depression, and the percentage is higher among specific groups, including adolescents and older adults. Depression is a complex condition that includes many different genetic components and environmental risk factors. Scientists are working to understand the exact mechanisms in the brain that c...
How Poetry Tackles Anxiety & Depression Linked to COVID-19 Isolation?
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How Poetry Tackles Anxiety & Depression Linked to COVID-19 Isolation?

This study was conducted by researchers at the University of Plymouth and Nottingham Trent University, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (). The findings are based on a survey of 400 people which showed that poetry helped those experiencing common symptoms as well as those suffering from grief. It was carried out with registered users of the website poetryandcovid.com (now archived as poetryandcovidarchive.com), who used the website to share their own poetry and/or read other people's. Advertisement Just over half (51%) of respondents indicated that reading and/or writing poetry had helped them deal with feelings of loneliness or isolation, and for a further 50%, it had helped with feelings of anxie...