Mental Illness (General)

Mental Illness (General)

Shyness in Early Childhood

Social reticence—a personality trait characterized by shy, withdrawn behavior—early in life may lead to poor social functioning in the long-term. While this has been long understood, researchers are just beginning to understand how this early behavior may impact brain development.

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Doubt is Cast on the Contribution of Older Fathers’ Gene Mutations to Increased Mental Illness Risk in Their Children

Children born to older fathers have a higher risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders.

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A new method of capturing and analyzing images of the brain, described June 16 in the journal Cell, lets scientists see exactly which neurons fire throughout the brain of a mouse at

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A new method of capturing and analyzing images of the brain, described June 16 in the journal Cell, lets scientists see exactly which neurons fire throughout the brain of a mouse at

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American adolescents with a history of childhood trauma have a higher risk of illicit drug use than their peers, according to a population-based study of U.S. teens.

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