By Käri Knutson It doesn’t get talked about much, yet nearly 2.7 million children are growing up with a parent who is in prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. What do you tell …
How does childhood environment shape the human brain? Can caregiver abuse and neglect – as well as nurturing – promote behaviors and reaction patterns that last a lifetime?
At least one in 13 pregnant women suffers from mental health problems…
A woman with a history of poor mental health is eight times more likely to have the problem occur during pregnancy, a new study shows.
A network of emotion-regulating brain regions implicated in the pathological worry that can grip patients with anxiety disorders may also be useful for predicting the benefits of treatment.
When a new mom gazes at her baby, it’s not just her mood that lights up – it’s also a brain region associated with emotion processing, according to a new UW-Madison study.
During the last decade, many American families have opened their hearts and homes to children adopted from Eastern European orphanages.
The experiences of millions of people have proved that antidepressants work, but only with the advent of sophisticated imaging technology have scientists begun to learn exactly how the medications affect brain structures and circuits to bring relief from depression.