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Good Morning America | Feb 21, 2024

Means said doctors told her they did not think her daughter would survive. For the next five years, while Flewellen remained in a coma, defined medically as the state of being unconscious and unresponsive to stimuli, Means maintained her belief in her daughter's ability to recover.

Science Alert | Feb 1, 2024

Scientists are looking for ways to prevent or delay dementia – and it appears that playing a musical instrument could be one approach worth exploring.


The Washington Post | Jan 31, 2024

The ‘landmark’ deal promised payouts for suffering players. But strict guidelines, aggressive reviews and a languishing doctors network have led to denials for hundreds of players diagnosed with dementia, including many who died with CTE.

NPR | Jan 26, 2024

A students participate in mindfulness sessions in class at Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School in Tampa, Fla. Students say the daily lessons help them cope with their feelings.

Medical Xpress | Jan 26, 2024

To help them relearn how to navigate, neuroscientist Milan van der Kuil has developed a virtual game that serves as rehabilitation therapy.

Futurity | Jan 26, 2024

Researchers have discovered a new function for a common protein in the brain.

News Medical Life Sciences | Jan 26, 2024

Treatment was found to be effective at reducing depression, post-traumatic stress and high-risk drinking.

Yahoo! | Jan 26, 2024

"I felt as though something had been taken from me: the first, sacred moments between mother and child that I had dreamt of throughout my entire pregnancy."

News Medical Life Sciences | Jan 12, 2024

Talking therapies (e.g. trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy) are effective treatments for adults with PTSD. 

Stars and Stripes | Jan 12, 2024

Psychedelic-assisted treatment, which has shown positive outcomes in privately funded clinical studies, is seen as a viable solution to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. -- More on psychedelic treatment

NBC News | Jan 12, 2024

Cyberbullying in the form of online racial discrimination is “a really big issue” for Black youth, the study author said.

The Tennessean | Jan 12, 2024

The mission is to find out how to build a more robust mental health system for military and civilian patients coping with physical injury and psychological trauma.

Health Day | Jan 12, 2024

Findings show current chronic pain tied to worse functional outcomes versus past or no pain. -- More on chronic pain

Popular Science | Jan 9, 2024

Researchers say that 'the brain does not treat traumatic memories as regular memories, or perhaps even as memories at all.'

PsyPost | Jan 9, 2024

New research published in Translational Psychiatry sheds light on how ketamine, a drug known for its rapid antidepressant effects, specifically alters brain activity in people with treatment-resistant depression.

NPR | Jan 9, 2024

When Annie Liontas was 35, they got into a bike accident while riding without a helmet. An author and writing professor at George Washington University, Liontas continues to live with the repercussions of the three brain injuries.

Center for Deployment Psychology | Jan 5, 2024

What if you could successfully treat PTSD in two weeks instead of 12? Please note: This podcast is designed for mental health practitioners and providers.

Neuroscience News | Dec 20, 2023

Researchers made a significant breakthrough in understanding the genetic basis of anxiety disorders (ADs), which affect over 280 million people globally.

News Medical Life Sciences | Dec 20, 2023

Stroke is an abrupt, devastating disease that instantly changes a person's life and has the potential to cause lasting disability or death. However, the condition also has profound effects on the patient's loved ones who are often called to make difficult decisions quickly.

Stars and Stripes | Dec 20, 2023

The military will conduct research and clinical trials to determine whether psychedelic drugs, such as these psilocybin capsules, can treat service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury under provisions of the defense spending bill approved by Congress last week.

PBS NewsHour | Dec 20, 2023

As we head into the winter holidays, John Yang speaks with epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina about how to stay healthy this season.

The Hill | Dec 15, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will consider approval of psychedelic drug MDMA to be used in therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). -- More on psychedelic treatment

MedScape | Dec 15, 2023

The number of traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related deaths in the US increased 22% between 2010 and 2020, with the largest rise in individuals aged 75 and older, a new study shows. 

Psychology Today | Dec 15, 2023

Brain imaging research helps explain the power of traumatic memories in those with post-traumatic stress disorder. -- More on PSTD

The New York Times | Dec 8, 2023

People with chronic problems after falls and car crashes scored better on cognition tests after getting a brain implant, a new study found.