In: Memory

Cognitive Recovery from Mania
April 13, 2017

Cognitive recovery from mania or depression seems to lack behind the improvement in mood symptoms. In our experience full cognitive recovery…

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Phosphatidylserine
September 3, 2016

Phosphatidylserine may help protect the body against stress and may improve memory and prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. For the last month I…

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TV Watching Leads to Impaired Cognition
March 11, 2016

How can we build up foundational, long-lasting healthy habits while young? We know it’s important—a perennial question, if not one we…

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Aerobic Exercise Stimulates Neuron Growth
February 19, 2016

Moderate aerobic exercise appears to be the best form of exercise to stimulate neuron growth. One of the great challenges facing…

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Adult ADHD
February 10, 2016

Adult ADHD May Be Distinct From Childhood ADHD Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children may be distinct from and unrelated to ADHD…

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Mood Charting for Complicated Problems
December 3, 2015

Mood Charting for Complicated Problems Lucy is a single woman who is a professor of anthropology at a local university. She is in her late…

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MIND Diet Prevents Memory Loss
August 17, 2015

Researchers at Rush University have developed a diet (the MIND diet) that appears to be associated with significantly reduced cognitive decline…

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Memory and Cognitive Problems
July 24, 2014

Memory and/or cognitive problems are the rule rather than the exception in people with mood disorders1. There are a number of…

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Brain Cell Formation in Older Brains
February 20, 2014

Cell formation. Readers of this blog may recall that we reported last year the discouraging findings from Dr. Pasco Rakic (professor…

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Extreme Moods and Memory
February 5, 2014

I can think of no better example of the phenomenon of state-dependent learning than the mother of two who came into…

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Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) May Prevent Alzheimer’s
December 12, 2013

Higher blood levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) appear to protect against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other types of dementia, that…

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Mediterranean Diet and Depression
November 30, 2013

Boost your brain power naturally! Try this simple intervention to reduce depression, stroke, heart disease and improve cognition. Does that statement…

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Lithium, Bipolar and Creativity
October 3, 2013

A very talented writer who we’ve been seeing for about six months has noticed that her creativity seems to be way…

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Cognition Enhancing Apps
September 30, 2013

An experimental computer program is associated with improved attention and working memory in people over age 60, even 6 months after…

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My Brain Isn’t Working
September 19, 2013

 Difficulties with cognition and focus are almost universal in folks with moods. In the scientific literature there have been attempts to…

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Ginseng
August 20, 2013

If you are a ginseng believer, then ginseng is the one supplement that all of us should be taking. Russian scientist…

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Memory, Stress and Aging
August 20, 2013

Many older people are concerned about impaired memory, and the relationship between memory, stress, and aging can be difficult to untangle….

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Brain Power
July 12, 2013

Problems with memory are common for people with depression (and the rest of us, as we age, as well). Although the…

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Runner’s High
June 27, 2013

A great way to gain both physical and mental strength is to make running a part of your workout. A lifestyle…

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The Value of Mood Charting
June 10, 2013

When it comes to understanding the factors that cause us to feel a certain way, mood charting can be extremely useful….

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