Moms Can Transmit Psychiatric Trouble To Kids

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Individual symptoms, such as anxiety, avoidance and a heightened response to stress, can be transmitted from mother to child and even grandchildren by multiple nongenetic mechanisms, a new study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and other institutions shows. The pre-clinical findings, published May 13 in Nature Communications, may lead [...]

Psychiatry’s Mind-Brain Problem

Recently, a psychiatric study on first episodes of psychosis made front-page news. People seemed quite surprised by the finding: that treatment programs that emphasized low doses of psychotropic drugs, along with individual psychotherapy, family education and a focus on social adaptation, resulted in decreased symptoms and increased wellness. But the real surprise — and disappointment [...]

Genetic Basis Of Procrastination And Dawdling

A new study has found that procrastination has genetic links. The research could help scientists understand the evolution of dawdling. The study conducted by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder shows that the tendency to procrastinate has genetic roots. The research explains why some people are more likely than other to dawdle and why these [...]

Intranasal ketamine confers rapid antidepressant effect in depression

A research team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published the first controlled evidence showing that an intranasal ketamine spray conferred an unusually rapid antidepressant effect –within 24 hours—and was well tolerated in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. This is the first study to show benefits with an intranasal formulation of [...]