“about 50% of people with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse and roughly 37% of alcohol abusers, and 53% of drug abusers, also have at least one serious mental illness.”

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Skin Color and Brain Reaction

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Abstract

Background. Ethnic minority individuals have an increased risk of developing a psychotic disorder, particularly if they live in areas of ethnic segregation, or low own group ethnic density. Continue reading

Stress/PTSD is Contagious at Molecular Level, Quickly

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Stress can trigger enduring changes in neural circuits and synapses.  The behavioral and hormonal consequences of stress can also be transmitted to others,

  • In female mice that were subjected to authentic stress, this metaplasticity was diminished following interactions with a naive partner.
  • metaplasticity could be transmitted sequentially from the stressed subject to multiple partners.

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