News tagged with biological psychiatry

MDMA: Empathogen or love potion?

15 December 2010, MDMA or 'ecstasy' increases feelings of empathy and social connection. These 'empathogenic' effects suggest that MDMA might be useful to enhance the psychotherapy of people who struggle to feel connected ...

dateDec 15, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Why are men more susceptible to alcoholism?

Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances, and men are up to twice as likely to develop alcoholism as women. Until now, the underlying biology contributing to this difference in vulnerability has remained unclear.

dateOct 18, 2010 in Medical research
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A blood test for depression?

Blood tests have been extremely important tools aiding doctors in making medical diagnoses and in guiding the treatment of many diseases. However, psychiatry is one area of medicine where there are few diagnostic blood tests.

dateJul 22, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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