Brain Disease

Phys.org: Early intervention more important than ADHD diagnosis, researcher says

All children—with or without ADHD—can benefit from behavioral strategies. A recent study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry suggests the youngest children in a classroom are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and medicated more often, but Florida International University psychologist Erika Coles says using simple behavioral strategies, at any […]

U.S. News & World Report: Map of mouse hippocampus could be weapon against Alzheimer’s

A precision map of a part of the brain of the lowly mouse could be a potent new research tool against Alzheimer’s, researchers say. The highly detailed look at the mouse hippocampus should provide new insight into a range of brain diseases in humans, according to the research team from the University of Southern California. […]

Medical News Today: Using Facebook to predict depression

New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults having experienced at least one major depressive episode in their lifetimes. (October 17, 2018) Read the full article […]

News-Medical: New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people

For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable even well into old age. The study, which draws on data collected from following hundreds […]

Medical News Today: Sitting, standing, walking: How do they affect your memory?

Previous research has shown that exercise is beneficial for the brain and that it helps treat depression and prevent cognitive decline. So, what is the importance of posture and movement for the brain? A new study investigates.Many studies have argued that some level of exercise is beneficial when it comes to protecting cognitive function and […]

Science News: To unravel autism’s mysteries, one neuroscientist looks at the developing brain

As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder increases, so too has research on the complex and poorly understood disorder. With powerful genetic tools, advanced brain-imaging methods and large groups of children to study, the field is poised to make big contributions in understanding — and potentially treating — autism. (October 16, 2018) […]

The Guardian: Mind games: a mental workout to help keep your brain sharp

Sharon, a 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers, came to see me about her increasing forgetfulness. Working full-time and managing her household was becoming overwhelming for her, and she was misplacing lunchboxes, missing appointments and having trouble focusing her attention. She was worried because her grandmother got Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 79, and […]

Gizmodo: This is a brain taken over by Alzheimer’s

The effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain often go unnoticed for years, even decades. But researchers at Stanford University and the University of Oxford believe they’ve found a way to visualize how the disease slowly spreads and erodes the brain—a tool they hope can help other scientists better study the incurable, fatal ailment and […]

Healthline: New drugs may be able to treat Alzheimer’s before it starts

Few effective treatments are available for patients with mid-level or late-stage Alzheimer’s disease. So researchers are increasingly looking at ways to fight the brain disease before symptoms even become apparent. That’s why people with known risk factors for Alzheimer’s — but no signs of cognitive impairment — are being recruited for a pair of studies […]