Millie Lowther, Isabel Luetkenherm, Carlos Mena and Alexandra Pike summarise a recent fMRI meta-analysis, which finds that activation in brain circuits related to salience, interoception and emotional processing were found to predict a positive response to CBT in anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
Results: 17For: brain imaging
Can brain scans help reduce the guilt and shame associated with adolescent self-harm?
Rachel Symons summarises a recent study, which shows that poor connectivity between brain regions may be an indicator of non-suicidal self-injury in young people.[read the full story...]
Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: what are the effects on brain activity?
Anya Borissova summarises the therapeutic mechanisms of psilocybin in treatment-resistant depression and changes noticed in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex during emotional processing.[read the full story...]
Is schizophrenia a by-product of human evolution?
Muzaffer Kaser writes his debut elf blog on a recent study, which looks at evolutionary modifications in human brain connectivity associated with schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Emotional symptoms in adolescent girls: what can we learn from the functional connectivity of neural pathways?
Shubhangi Karmaker on a recent resting-state fMRI study that explores neural network disturbances that underpin the emergence of emotional symptoms in adolescent girls.[read the full story...]
Resilience to depression: neural markers in adolescent at-risk females
Matthew Broome appraises a recent cohort study that looks at neural markers of resilience in young women at familial risk for major depressive disorder.[read the full story...]
This is your brain on social media
Anne-Laura van Harmelen and Susanne Schweizer publish their debut elf blog on a recent narrative review of social media use and brain development during adolescence published in Nature Communications.[read the full story...]
MRI in first episode psychosis
Dan Joyce publishes his debut blog on a recent paper in the British Journal of Psychiatry that considers the feasibility and clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging in first-episode psychosis.[read the full story...]
How can genetics help us better understand, diagnose and treat mental illness? An interview with Andrew McIntosh
This World Mental Health Day, we share a Wellcome Trust interview with Professor Andrew McIntosh, who has a £4.7 million award to explore why people develop depression. He tells Wellcome how he hopes his work will improve the lives of people with mental health conditions, and how he looks after his own mental wellbeing.[read the full story...]
Microglial activity in psychosis and schizophrenia
Samei Huda summarises a small PET brain imaging study, which looks at two cohorts (Ultra High Risk of Psychosis v Controls and Schizophrenia v Controls) to compare relative levels of microglial activity.[read the full story...]