How the brain sorts between old and new fears

New research on how mice brains handle fear have implications for PTSD and memory disorders that make discerning past and present threats harder.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Team pins down brain circuits behind dissociation

Researchers have uncovered the brain dynamics behind the experience of dissociation, in which people can feel disconnected from their bodies and reality.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~7 min

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6 ways architecture can put vets with PTSD at ease

The design of the places veterans with PTSD live and work can provide some relief, according to new research that digs into what works best for vets.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Listen: Drugs like MDMA and LSD are transforming therapy

Listen to an expert break down the latest findings on how psychoactive drugs like MDMA are changing the way people engage with therapy on this podcast.

U. Chicago • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~3 min

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Top job for PTSD service dogs: Disrupt anxiety

"There has been some debate on what kind of training PTSD service dogs need to be effective and how their assistance may be different than what a pet dog can provide."

Abbey Nickel-Purdue • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

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A ‘journey mindset’ can get you through pandemic stress

"A journey mindset helps us focus on the incremental changes and growth we accumulate along the way."

Stanford • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Intervention gets kids who see violence at home more support

The right outreach "can play a critical role in identifying and linking children at risk of PTSD to early intervention mental health programs."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~6 min

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TB medication could fight fear and anxiety

An antibiotic that treats tuberculosis could help fight fear and anxiety disorders when combined with therapy, researchers report.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~4 min

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‘Threat memory’ from close-up fears may last longer

The way your brain processes threats that are close up may make it more difficults to get over the fear of the expereince over time.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

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COVID-19 is taking a major toll on our mental health

COVID-19 appears to be negatively affecting the mental health of the general population, health care workers, and patients.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

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