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Too much exercise may affect our ability to make decisions

A new study finds that exercise not only causes muscle fatigue but could also affect the brain. The authors conclude that overexercising might reduce our capacity to make decisions. A recent study concludes that intensive exercise may affect cognitive abilities. Researchers at Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, France, have found that overtraining syndrome may […]

Mental Health Psychology / Psychiatry

How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?

Newly published research in rodents and ongoing research in humans examines the effects of psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants, on the composition of gut bacteria. Scientists are slowly discovering the effects that antidepressants have on various bacterial strains that usually live in the gut. More and more studies are supporting the role of the gut microbiota […]

Mental Health Psychology / Psychiatry

Major review asks which supplements really aid mental health

Controversy surrounds the inclusion of nutritional supplements in mental health treatments, with much research proving inconclusive. A major new review now explains which supplements have shown the most promise for specific mental health conditions. Some supplements, such as omega-3s, may indeed benefit mental health, according to a major new review. “While there has been a […]

Mental Health Psychology / Psychiatry

OCD: Deep magnetic stimulation may help where other therapies fail

Millions of people around the world have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a condition that often has a significant impact on well-being and quality of life. New research from Israel outlines a new therapy option that could help people with OCD that does not respond to other treatments. Can magnetic stimulation work where other treatment options do […]

Autism Psychology / Psychiatry

What to know about skin picking

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