Brain Disease

Medical Xpress: ADHD, Substance Abuse and Conduct Disorder Develop From the Same Neurocognitive Deficits

Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre have traced the origins of ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder, and found that they develop from the same neurocognitive deficits, which in turn explains why they often occur together. “Psychopathology exists on multiple continua of brain function. Some of these dimensions contribute to […]

Global Healing Center: New Study Links Aluminum to Osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s Disease

The negative health consequences of aluminum exposure have been recognized for quite some time. Unfortunately, this knowledge has not precipitated a mass removal of aluminum from common, household products such as deodorant, cookware, and food storage items. A study recently published in the International Journal of Electrochemical Science has further confirmed what we all knew […]

Forbes: Five Common Myths About Depression

With the tragic loss of Robin Williams to apparent suicide, a worldwide discussion about the effects of depression has begun. Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide in the US, and suicide claims 34,000 lives in this country every year. Far too often those who would benefit from treatment don’t get it due to […]

Bloomberg: Could This Tai Chi-Teaching Robot Change Autism?

Italian researchers have produced a prototype robot that can engage and monitor autistic children. They hope the robot will win the attention of autistic children, which is something that people can struggle to do. Bloomberg’s Angus Bennett finds out how this innovative solution can treat those with the disorder. (August 12, 2014) Read the full […]

Science World Report: No Link Between Vitamin D Levels in Newborns and Multiple Sclerosis

A latest study debunked the association between vitamin D levels in newborns and the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in adulthood. This study was conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet. Over the recent years, it was widely accepted that low levels of vitamin D in newborn babies increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) […]

Newsweek: When Will Mental Illness Finally Yield to Science?

“The brain is hot,” says Dr. Eric R. Kandel, bow tie askew and eyes a-twinkle. The octogenarian Nobel laureate, who has never quite lost his Brooklyn accent, lists a number of recent efforts that suggest a renewed enthusiasm in trying to understand the most intricate mechanism in the human body: President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, […]

Times Colonist: The Doctor Game: Children’s vision problems mimic ADHD

Memories of my aged mother complaining that she could see two images of the same person on the TV screen makes me wonder what causes double vision? And, I wonder, how many children are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactive disorder when the trouble is in their eyes? Dr. Patrick Quaid, an expert in double […]

New York Times: Combat Stress Among Veterans Is Found To Persist Since Vietnam

Most veterans who had persistent post-traumatic stress a decade or more after serving in the Vietnam War have shown surprisingly little improvement since then, and a large percentage have died, a new study finds, updating landmark research that began a generation ago. Members of minorities who enlisted before finishing high school were especially likely to […]

TIME: Losing Weight Could Make You Depressed, Study Says

Going on that diet may help you shed a few pounds, but it could also worsen your mood. A new study at University College London examined 1,979 overweight or obese individuals in the U.K. to investigate the effects of weight loss on both physical and mental health. Unsurprisingly, losing weight led to significant physical benefits: […]

CBS Atlanta: Study: Depression Found In Preschoolers

A new study has found that depression in children can start as young as preschool. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis found that preschoolers who are depressed are two and a half times more likely to continue to experience symptoms in elementary and middle school. “It’s the same old bad news about depression; it […]