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A new report has found that more than half of Los Angeles (LA) county jail inmates who are suffering from mental health issues and are homeless would benefit from mental health treatment at community-based centers rather than in prison. This could help jail inmates from recidivism.
Supplements containing DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid, has been found effective at boosting your brain health, strengthening your nervous system. In fact, studies have found that DHA plays a key role in preventing certain mental health issues because it helps boost the secretion of brain chemicals.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that is naturally produced by the body. It produces important neurotransmitters or brain chemicals called dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, which is why it has been found to have positive effects on your mental health. Tyrosine supplements are used for a variety of neurological and psychological issues.
A new study, conducted in mice, has found that ecstasy, or MDMA, an illegal drug in the United States, could play an important role in treating mental health issues. The study found that MDMA helped mice to become more sociable, suggesting that it could aid in mental health therapy.
A new study has found that having more belly fat and less muscle mass may affect mental flexibility or fluid intelligence in older individuals. Fluid intelligence is the inability to reason and think flexibly. The association between fat/muscles and worse mental flexibility was linked to certain white blood cells.
A new study, published in the journal Brain and Behavior, has found that drummers have a more efficient brain function than non-drummers. The study found that drummers have a high diffusion rate in the corpus callosum of the brain, which helps them to perform much better than non-drummers.
A study conducted on mice by the researchers of John Hopkins University School of Medicine has found that epigenome editing of a particular gene called C11orf46 could help fix a genetic brain disorder known as WAGR syndrome. People with WAGR syndrome lose their intellectual ability and gain weight.