Can Stress From Others Affect Your Brain?
Are you stressed out? If so, a new Canadian study hints that you may want to take care when you’re among others who are stressed too. The new study published in the journal, Nature Neuroscience, shows that stress conveyed to you by others may change your brain in the same way as your own stress does. […]
Tweets Offer Insight into Mental Health Issues
Computer scientists are analyzing Twitter tweets to gather key information on the prevalence of common mental illnesses. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore say their new computer program can sift through volumes of publicly available postings on the social media website, and detect certain ‘language cues’ associated with particular disorders, such as depression, post-traumatic […]
New Canadian Study Analyzes Nightmares and Bad Dreams
Waking up in the morning after having a bad dream at night might not be the best way to start the day, but, a terrifying nightmare can rock you awake from a sound sleep, leaving you scared and confused. A new study released by psychology researchers Geneviève Robert and Antonio Zadra at the University of […]
Bad Memories? Here, Take a Pill
Do you ever wish you could take a pill that would erase a really traumatic memory or at least help take the emotional pain away? A recent study suggests researchers might be on to something like that. The team from the Centre for Studies on Human Stress at the University of Montreal says the drug […]