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Melatonin Phases & Circadian Rhythms vs. Depression & Anhedonia Severity (2024 Study)

In the intricate world of mental health, the rhythms of our body’s natural processes play a pivotal role, particularly the circadian rhythm of melatonin, a hormone primarily produced by the pineal gland. Recent research suggests that variations in melatonin’s circadian rhythm might not only distinguish between depression and bipolar disorder but also correlate with the …

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tDCS of the DLPFC Treats Anhedonia in Depression & Improves Social Functioning (2024 Study)

In the quest to find more effective treatments for depression, particularly the challenging symptom of anhedonia, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) emerges as a promising option. This non-invasive brain stimulation technique targets specific brain regions to modulate activity and potentially alleviate symptoms. A recent study has shed light on the efficacy and safety of targeting …

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Ketamine For Bipolar Disorder: Treats Anhedonia Prior To Depression

For years, researchers have been investigating illicit drugs to determine whether they could be used under supervision to treat mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder. Although many of these substances have shown promise, in many cases the side effects and addiction potential outweigh any therapeutic benefits. Other times, many drugs may be temporarily helpful …

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Meth Withdrawal Symptoms + Timeline

Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “Meth,” is a potent psychostimulant of both the amphetamine and phenethylamine classes that is used to treat both ADHD and obesity. This stimulant is also used on a recreational basis in the form of Crystal Meth or “crystallized” form. ¬†¬†Many people use it simply to achieve a high, party, and/or …

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Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that is characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Although most people think of “hearing voices” and associate them with schizophrenia, those are just some of the symptoms. The symptoms experienced are divided into two subtypes including “negative” symptoms and “positive” symptoms. Negative symptoms usually involve subtracting something from the …

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