Ketogenic Diets & Migraine Relief: Is There A Link?

Cutting carbohydrates has been shown to reduce migraines, perhaps by changing the type of fuel that enters the brain. The ketogenic diet is a very low carb diet that makes the body burn fat for energy instead of carbs. Aside from aiding weight loss, it also seems to ease conditions like epilepsy and schizophrenia in… Read More

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Can Genetic Perturbations of Inflammatory Response Contribute to the Risk of PTSD?

Research Paper Title Post-traumatic stress following military deployment: Genetic associations and cross-disorder genetic correlations. Background Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder that occurs with relatively high frequency after deployment to warzones (∼10%). While twin studies have estimated the heritability to be up to 40%, thus indicating a considerable genetic component in the… Read More

Is there a Link between Symptom Severity in Schizophrenia & Low Vitamin D Levels?

Research Paper Title The Relationship between Symptom Severity and Low Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Schizophrenia. Background In recent years, the relationship between schizophrenia and environmental factors has come into prominence. This study investigated the relationship between vitamin D levels and the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia by comparing vitamin D levels between… Read More