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  • Eva Billstedt appointed Professor

    [4 Sep 2017] The GNC would like to congratulate Eva Billstedt on her recent appointment by the university headmaster as professor of psychology, specialising in child and adolescent psychiatry.

  • A new study rebut the claim that antidepressants do not work

    [28 Aug 2017] A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media, including Newsweek and the CBS broadcast 60 minutes, suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now analyzed data from clinical trials and can rebut this theory.

  • Cortisol excess hits natural DNA process and mental health hard

    [28 Mar 2017] High concentrations of the stress hormone, Cortisol, in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. These relationships are evident in a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy on patients with Cushing's Syndrome, but the findings also open the door for new treatment strategies for other stress-related conditions such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.

  • Lasting autistic traits in women with anorexia

    [7 Feb 2017] Women with anorexia display clear autistic traits, even once the eating disorder is under control and they have achieved a normal weight, according to research from Sahlgrenska Academy. The similarities between anorexia and autism in women are also seen in a part of the brain which process social skills.

  • Nicotine creates a chronic drug memory in the brain

    [7 Feb 2017] The first period of nicotine abstinence proceeded as expected. The surprise came after three months when the lab rats suddenly became fearless and sought out well-lighted areas that prey animals normally avoid. At the same time, signaling in the brain¿s reward system changed, as shown by a study at Sahlgrenska Academy.

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