How to Complete Hard Tasks

Sometimes you just can’t get your mind working.  You wonder what’s going on, things you want to remember just slip through your fingers, and time gets away from you.  It happens to everyone, but major episodes of mania or depression can result in reduced cognitive capacity, which takes time to heal.  Reduced cognitive capacity can be scary; we wonder if …

Cognitive Recovery from Mania

Cognitive recovery from mania or depression seems to lack behind the improvement in mood symptoms. In our experience full cognitive recovery may take up to three months after the mood symptoms have remitted. One way of thinking about this is that an episode of mania, or depression, upsets the normal function of the brain and it takes a while for …

Aerobic Exercise Stimulates Neuron Growth

Moderate aerobic exercise appears to be the best form of exercise to stimulate neuron growth. One of the great challenges facing anyone who has wrestled with depression is how best to counteract the negative effects on brain development and cognitive function that have clearly been linked to recurrent depression. Depression leads directly to reductions in the brain’s growth hormone (brain …