Other Cognitive Disorders

Exposure to air pollution linked to increased risk of stroke within 5 days
September 28, 2023
Short-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to an increased risk of stroke. Short-term exposure was defined as occurring within five days of the stroke.
Posttraumatic brain activity predicts resilience to PTSD
September 24, 2023

After a traumatic experience, most people recover without incident, but some people -- between 2% and 10% -- develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition that can cause debilitating symptoms of anxiety due to emotional dysregulation. PTSD symptoms ...
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College athletes experience worse post-injury outcomes for concussions suffered outside of sports
September 23, 2023

Researchers found that college athletes had worse post-injury outcomes related to concussions they experienced outside of sports than those they experienced while playing sports. Additionally, female athletes who sustained their injury outside of sports had more severe sympt...
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Researchers ‘bioprint’ living brain cell networks in the lab
September 21, 2023

Researchers have successfully used 'bioinks' containing living nerve cells (neurons) to print 3D nerve networks that can grow in the laboratory and transmit and respond to nerve signals.
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New tool will help to diagnose form of extreme social isolation
September 21, 2023

A new evaluation tool offers practical guidance for diagnosing an extreme form of social isolation known as hikikimori. The tool is the first structured technique to evaluate people who suffer from a condition first recognized in young people in Japan, but believed to be wid...
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Cognitive behavioral therapy eases how fibromyalgia pain is experienced by the brain
September 21, 2023

Patients living with fibromyalgia (FM) -- a disease that predominantly affects women and is characterized by chronic pain, fatigue and brain fog -- often find limited treatment options and a scarcity of explanations for their symptoms. Investigators have now found that cogni...
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Decoding depression: Researchers identify crucial biomarker that tracks recovery from treatment-resistant depression
September 21, 2023

A team of leading clinicians, engineers, and neuroscientists has made a groundbreaking discovery in the field of treatment-resistant depression. By analyzing the brain activity of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS), a promising therapy involving implanted elect...
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Suppressing negative thoughts may be good for mental health after all, study suggests
September 21, 2023

The commonly-held belief that attempting to suppress negative thoughts is bad for our mental health could be wrong, a new study suggests. Researchers trained 120 volunteers worldwide to suppress thoughts about negative events that worried them, and found that not only did th...
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‘Circular logic’ of RNAs in Parkinson’s disease
September 19, 2023

Researchers are gaining new insights into neurological diseases by studying circular RNAs (circRNAs) in brain cells. A new study has identified over 11,000 distinct RNA circles that characterized brain cells implicated in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
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Telecare cuts costs, boosts quality of life for dementia patients
September 19, 2023

A telecare program that improves outcomes for patients with dementia and lightens the load for unpaid caregivers also has the surprising bonus of cutting Medicare costs, according to new research.
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