In: cognition

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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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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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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Attentional Bias Modification Prevents Depression
March 23, 2015

A middle-aged nurse wrestling with depression said she want to do “everything” that she possibly could to improve her mood. She…

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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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Sleep Deep Cleans Your Brain
January 15, 2014

Beep, beep, beep, beep! Snooze……Beep, beep, beep, beep! You open your eyes, roll out of bed and start wondering why you…

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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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Know Your Body
June 26, 2013

Geneen Roth talks about how infatuated she was with her imperfections while growing up. She was constantly thinking of how much…

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WorkSurfing
February 21, 2013

The New York Times recently published an intriguing article entitled “Relax, You Will Be More Effective.” It arrived at just the…

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Trickster Brain
February 18, 2013

If you want to figure out if something is true or not, you’re probably better off not going to a psychiatrist….

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Exercise and Brain Health
December 29, 2012

According to the Exercise and Brain Health: Good Points to Remember article in the December 27, 2012 issue of Bipolar Network News, “(…)…

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Mindfulness in the News
December 20, 2012

A number of people called my attention to the December 15 NY Times The Power of Concentration article written by Maria…

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Depression: “I Can’t Do This”
November 14, 2012

One of the things that we spend a lot of time thinking about is the “I can’t do that” process. How…

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Should or Could?
October 22, 2012

The idea for today’s post comes from a wonderful online resource for folks with moods –  MoodScope.com (they have an interesting…

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Fallow Fields
September 14, 2012

Farmers will sometimes leave a field “fallow” – they won’t plant anything in it but rather let native plants grow in…

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Bipolar Brains
August 12, 2012

After years of trying, a group of researchers down at UCLA (led by Lori Altshuler) may have succeeded in identifying important…

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Procrastination
July 31, 2012

Getting things done can be a real struggle when you are experiencing low mood. When we are depressed, we lack the…

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Self-Consciousness: You Can’t Fool Yourself
July 8, 2012

Many years ago we read a book by renowned social psychologist George Herbert Meade entitled Mind, Self and Society. In it…

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