A study published in The Lancet helps confirm that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurologic disease marked by structural differences in several subcortical regions of the brain, compared with the non-ADHD population. An international collaborative effort involving geneticists, neurologists, and psychiatrists from the ENIGMA ADHD Working Group found significantly smaller brain volume in the accumbens,…

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the risk of a mental health condition, like depression, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is almost three times as high for youth and adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) – or those with a sexuality that doesn’t apply to any existing category….

Up to 30% of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) do not respond to antidepressant medication, while other patients show only a partial response, underscoring the need for effective treatment alternatives for MDD. Rather than looking toward novel pharmacologic therapies, however, increasing evidence suggests that dietary lipids may be a worthy focus. A growing body…

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