Psychiatric Illnesses Share Common Brain Network

A network of neural connections is linked to six psychiatric disorders: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (BD), depression, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety, new research shows. Investigators used coordinate and lesion network mapping to assess whether there was a shared brain network common to multiple psychiatric disorders. In a meta-analysis of almost 200 studies encompassing more … Read more

Researchers identify a specific neural mechanism behind remembering emotional events

Most people remember emotional events, like their wedding day, very clearly, but researchers are not sure how the human brain prioritizes emotional events in memory. In a study published January 16, 2023, by Nature Human Behaviour, Joshua Jacobs, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, and his team identified a specific neural mechanism in … Read more

Deep brain stimulation may help improve symptoms

Share on PinterestIn a recent study, deep brain stimulation (DBS) reduced symptoms of Alzheimer’s, which could pave the way for future treatment. Cavan Images/Getty Images Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment used to treat certain neurological conditions like Parkinson’s. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered that DBS helps reduce symptoms in … Read more