memory and perception

Depression Around Menopause Often Goes Undetected

Depression Around Menopause Often Goes Undetected

New research suggests a high number of women experience symptoms of depression during perimenopause yet the mental health issue is not detected and as a consequence, untreated. Investigators
Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

New research from the University of Toronto provides good news to those with a history of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the most common type of psychiatric illness. Investigators reviewed

Communicating with Dad After Divorce Is Important for Teen Health

New research confirms the importance of sustaining a strong relationship between teenagers and both parents after a divorce. Maintaining a close association with the father is especially important;
Lithium Monitor Could Improve Drug Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Lithium Monitor Could Improve Drug Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

In a laboratory proof of concept study — pilot research that shows a drug or project is likely to succeed — investigators have created a wearable device that can detect...
Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

New evidence suggests that a woman with a high-risk pregnancy needs strong psychosocial support. If the support is not available, women may struggle with fears and concerns while feeling isolated...
Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

A new study in JAMA Cardiology finds that genetic testing to identify those at high risk for obesity has not translated into weight loss, suggesting it is better to focus...

Canadian Team Searches for ‘Safer’ Antidepressants for Pregnant Women

Without treatment, depression during pregnancy carries risks for both mother and child. Yet antidepressants can affect fetal development. Now, a Canadian team led by Dr. Cathy Vaillancourt at the
Tau Protein Tangles May Predict Sites of Brain Degeneration in Alzheimer’s

Tau Protein Tangles May Predict Sites of Brain Degeneration in Alzheimer’s

Brain imaging of tau-protein “tangles” predicts the location of future brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients a year or more in advance, according to a new study. In contrast, the location...
Web-based CBT Reduces Depression When Heart Disease

Web-based CBT Reduces Depression When Heart Disease

Swedish researchers have developed an online treatment for depression among people with cardiovascular disease. They found that internet-based therapy helped people living with heart disease manage
Cognitive Differences May Precede Brain Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive Differences May Precede Brain Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease

New research on Alzheimer’s disease suggests that subtle thinking and memory differences may come before, or happen alongside, the development of amyloid protein plaques detected in the brain. The
Helping Autistic Youth Move Into Adulthood

Helping Autistic Youth Move Into Adulthood

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is never easy, and for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and their caregivers, it can seem especially daunting. Tasks such as opening a...
Brain May Work Less Efficiently in Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

Brain May Work Less Efficiently in Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

Children with Type 1 diabetes show subtle but important differences in brain function compared to non-diabetic children, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University
Hydration May Impact Cognition in Older Women

Hydration May Impact Cognition in Older Women

A new study in the European Journal of Nutrition suggests that both dehydration and overhydration may impact cognitive function in older women. For the study, Penn State researchers investigated
Finding Meaning in Life Linked to Physical/Mental Wellness

Finding Meaning in Life Linked to Physical/Mental Wellness

The importance of having a meaningful life has been discussed for over three decades, especially in the context of aging and quality of life. Now, new research suggests having a...
Researchers Link Declining Dementia Rates to Less Lead Exposure

Researchers Link Declining Dementia Rates to Less Lead Exposure

To the medical community’s surprise, several studies from the United States, Canada, and Europe point to a downward trend in the incidence of dementia. Since important risk factors for dementia,...
Belly Fat May Impact Mental Flexibility in Older Adults

Belly Fat May Impact Mental Flexibility in Older Adults

Having more belly fat and less muscle may affect mental flexibility in aging adults, according to a new study at Iowa State University. The study looked at data from more...
Virtual Features on Social Media Can Deliver Relationship Benefits

Virtual Features on Social Media Can Deliver Relationship Benefits

New research suggests social media sites with high visual platforms help some young adults develop new and deeper relationships offline. Washington State University researchers say the benefits
Positive Self-Talk Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores

Positive Self-Talk Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores

A new study in the journal Child Development suggests that children with low self-confidence can boost their exam scores if they say favorable, encouraging words to themselves focused on effort,...
Playing Card and Board Games Helps Keep People Mentally Sharp as They Age

Playing Card and Board Games Helps Keep People Mentally Sharp as They Age

Playing card and board games may help protect thinking skills in old age, according to new research. A new study found that people who regularly played non-digital games scored better...
More To Developing Alzheimer’s Than Genetic Code

More To Developing Alzheimer’s Than Genetic Code

New Canadian research suggests the development of Alzheimer’s disease isn’t exclusively linked to genetics. Increasingly, research suggests our genes can modify over time so that our genes in older