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  • 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.

  • Doctoral Dissertation - Örjan Falk

    [16 Dec 2016] Aggressive Antisocial Behavior: Risk Factors and Personality Profile

  • Two existing medications also effective for alcohol dependence

    [4 Nov 2016] Two currently available medications used to treat depression and nicotine dependence have good potential for treating alcohol dependence. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, which also shows that a newly developed test to measure alcohol consumption through a blood test is significantly better than currently used tests.

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