Post-traumatic stress disorder

Source: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Summary: For the first time, a new study finding shed light on the processes that underlie the successful treatment of traumatic memories. Memories of traumatic experiences can lead to mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can destroy a person’s life. It is currently estimatedRead More →

A state of complete or near-complete lack of contact between an individual and society.

Source: California Institute of Technology Summary: Researchers have discovered that social isolation causes the build-up of a particular chemical in the brain, and that blocking this chemical eliminates the negative effects of isolation. Chronic social isolation has debilitating effects on mental health in mammals for example, it is often associated with depression andRead More →