NIH Radio: NIMH Investigators Talk about New Evidence that Suggests Exercise and Positive Environment can Help Hedge Against Stress Related Depression

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NIH Radio: NIMH Investigators Talk about New Evidence that Suggests Exercise and Positive Environment can Help Hedge Against Stress Related Depression

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NIMH Radio: Dr. Ron Duman of Yale University talks about ketamine research and treatment for major depression

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Ketamine Research and Treatment for Major Depression.

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Stress Hormone Receptors Less Adaptive in Female Brain

Dr. Rita Valentino

Dr. Rita Valentino describes a discovery in rat brains that may explain why women are more prone than men to mood and anxiety disorders.

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The Mysteries and Importance of Anesthesia

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How the brain reacts to anesthesia is a neuroscientific phenomenon that includes a dash of mystery. But the study of anesthesia could lead to treatment of sleep issues frequently associated with many mental disorders.

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Fear: Replacing Memories

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The human brain goes through a complex process to form and consolidate memories. But is it possible to replace memories of fearful events, and in doing so, assist in the treatment of patients suffering from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder or other anxiety disorders? Dr.Joseph LeDoux and a team of New York University neuroscientists think they have found a way to replace traumatic memories through therapy.

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Stress in the Animal Kingdom: What We Can Learn

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) sat down with researcher Dr. Robert Sapolsky to discuss his ground-breaking research and to answer the question: Can we learn to handle stress by observing animals in the wild? In trying times, the answers may be with the life and death decisions made by these animals and their predators.

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Bees and Socialization: Altruism at Work

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) interviewed Dr. Gene Robinson about his recent research on bees and socialization and asks these questions: What is the most altruistic animal? What can we learn from the small, but complex bees?

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Personalized Medicine and Cancer Genomics

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) talks with Dr. Charis Eng about advances in personalized medicine. As the field of mental health strives to find genetic markers for mental illnesses, we look to the field of cancer research which has made enormous strides in personalized genomic medicine.

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