hit counter

Effects of Stress & Negative Life Events on Brain Structure Connectivity in Adolescents (2024 Study)

Adolescence marks a pivotal era of transformation, where the brain undergoes significant development, shaping the trajectory of an individual’s emotional and psychological maturity. Recent studies, including one leveraging data from the IMAGEN Consortium, have evaluated how negative life events during these formative years can subtly yet significantly alter the structural connectivity of the adolescent brain. …

Read more

Bergen 4-Day Treatment (B4DT) Appears Effective for OCD in Adolescents (2024 Study)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in adolescents is a challenging condition, marked by intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors that significantly impair daily functioning. Recent studies have spotlighted the Bergen 4-Day Treatment (B4DT), an intensive, concentrated therapy approach showing promising outcomes in treating adolescents with OCD across various sites in Norway. This innovative method, comprising prolonged sessions of …

Read more

Abnormal Glutamate Biomarkers in ADHD: CDK5, MAP2, GKAP, PSD95 (2023 Study)

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that has puzzled researchers and clinicians for decades. Recent studies have begun to unravel the intricate relationship between ADHD and the glutamatergic system, a major neurotransmitter pathway in the brain. A newer study evaluated the roles of cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5), microtubule-associated protein-2 (MAP2), guanylate kinase-associated …

Read more