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External link Adult ADHD Increases Risk for Dementia Exit Disclaimer
A study published in the January issue of the European Journal of Neurology found that adults dealing with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are more than three times as likely to develop degenerative dementia.
External link NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers info on anxiety disorders in older adults
NIHSeniorHealth has brought together resources to address the issue of anxiety disorders in older adults. While it is normal to experience anxious feelings during stressful situations of everyday life, these resources address the ongoing and excessive feelings that can impair live, such as anxiety disorders, social phobia, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
External link Autistic Vocal Patterns Tracked Exit Disclaimer
Scientists at the University of Kansas used a device to analyze the vocal patterns of young children to determine if they have autism. They found that the device was able to correctly identify children with autism 86 percent of the time.
External link Gum Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s Exit Disclaimer
Researchers at New York University studied 20 years of data and found evidence supporting a link between gum disease and brain inflammation, neurodegeneration and Alzheimer ’s disease.
External link Pesticide Exposure linked to ADHD Exit Disclaimer
A new study out of UC Berkley has found that children exposed to pesticides while still in the mother’s womb have a greater chance of developing attention disorders.
External link SAMHSA and the Ad Council Launch National Mental Health Campaign Exit Disclaimer
Together SAMHSA and the Ad Council are working to tackle the topic of mental health in minority communities with the launch of a national PSA campaign, promoting recovery from mental health problems. The goal is to inspire young adults to talk openly about issues of mental health. The ads are targeted toward Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Chinese American, and African American communities.
External linkpdf file Office of Indian Men’s Health Created [PDF | 47.92KB] Exit Disclaimer
The signing of the Healthcare Reform Bill created a federal Office of Indian Men’s Health within Indian Health Service under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Exit Disclaimer . Office programming will address disease prevention with focuses on blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol control, depression and prostate cancer screening.
External link Fetal Memory Recorded in Study Exit Disclaimer
A Dutch study has recorded short-term memory in fetuses at 30 weeks, according to a study in the July/August issue of Child Development. Short-term memory recollection seemed to increase as weeks passed, with a recall of about to four weeks
External link Study Pinpoints FASD Traits Exit Disclaimer
A study from a mental health team in Toronto has found that the characteristics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are similar to traits for attention deficit disorder. The study will appear in the October 2009 of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Exit Disclaimer
External link Scientist use Natural Ingredients to Fight Plaque Exit Disclaimer
UCLA scientists are studying the effects of Vitamin D and a chemical in turmeric spice on plaque buildup in the brain, in the hopes of finding clues to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms.
External link NIH Study to Focus on Suicide Issues
Four research institutions will conduct the largest comprehensive study of military personnel and suicide to develop a prevention strategy and tactics to address mental health.
External link Benefits Seen in Moderate Alcohol Consumption Exit Disclaimer
A study presented at the 2009 International Alzheimer’s Conference found that regular, moderate alcohol consumption by older adults may help reduce the risk of dementia.
External link Alzheimer’s Conference sheds light on Factors Exit Disclaimer
Research presented at the 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s suggest a link between post traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer’s and an inverse relationship between exercise and Alzheimer’s.
External link 3-D Technology Aids Tumor Removal Exit Disclaimer
Surgeons at the University of Cincinnati have used several images from brain scans to create a 3-D image of the fist-sized tumor needing removal.
External link Blood Sugar linked to Dementia Exit Disclaimer
A Kaiser study finds that decreased levels of blood sugar that often resulted in hospital visits were associated with an increased risk of dementia in elderly patients with Type 2 diabetes.
External link Ritalin Leads to Brain Changes Exit Disclaimer
Methylphenidate, sold as Ritalin for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, causes changes to neurons in the reward areas of the brain similar to those seen in cocaine users, according to new research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
External link Relief may Rest in Combination Drugs Exit Disclaimer
Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia believe they may have found hope for controlling neurodegenerative diseases by combining several drugs in one pill.
External link Study sheds light on causes of HIV dementia Exit Disclaimer
Scientists from around the world have pinpointed the likelihood of developing HIV-related dementia to a variation of the virus that is more prevalent in the U.S. and Western Europe. It has been estimated that about half of all people infected with HIV will develop some degree of neurological complications
External link Depression Common among Med Students Exit Disclaimer
In a study of almost 500 medical students, researchers found that depression was common among survey participants, especially during internship years.
External link Down's symptoms May be Treatable in the Womb Exit Disclaimer
Experiments conducted on mouse pups that have a chromosomal abnormality similar to that of Down syndrome in humans, showed improvements in developmental delays after receiving treatments of nerve-protecting chemicals before birth.
External link New Test for Depression Exit Disclaimer
Researchers from the University of London have developed a test to determine whether people are depressed that they believe can be universally used in several countries, according to the article published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
External link Analysis Supports Surgery to Treat Medication-resistant Epilepsy Exit Disclaimer
Brain surgery is now being supported as a promising alternative for people with medication-resistant epilepsy, according to an article in the Dec. 3 issues of JAMA.
External link Exercise Benefits Brain Exit Disclaimer
A study in the November Journal of Applied Physiology, finds that exercise can actually reverse the decline in neural stem cell productions that is a result of aging.
External link Alzheimer’s Rapid Test Developed Exit Disclaimer
In the online Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Emory University have developed a rapid test for the beginning stages of the disease.
External link Researchers Look to Marijuana for Solutions Exit Disclaimer
Scientists from Ohio State University believe that some of the elements in marijuana may reduce inflammation in older brains, thereby reducing memory impairment.
External link PTSD Brochure Released Exit Disclaimer
The brochure, which the National Alliance on Mental Illness released on Veteran’s Day, is geared toward helping people who have been diagnosed and their family members.
External link Updated Factsheets Available Online Exit Disclaimer
Fact sheets are available online through the Suicide Prevention Resource Center for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, detailing statistics of suicide and their financial repercussions and demographics.
External link National Depression Centers Network Formed Exit Disclaimer
Fourteen university-based departments have merged resources and effort to address mental illness and offer expertise on a national scale. The Comprehensive Cancer Center Network served as an example for this new network.
External link Researchers Link Autism to Environment Exit Disclaimer
The cause for autism in “genetically vulnerable children” seems to point toward several environmental factors, according to researchers at Cornell University and their article published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
External link Obese Women More Impulsive Exit Disclaimer
A study out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that obese women were more impulsive than obese men and men and women with healthy weights.
External link Link found between Education and Alzheimer’s Exit Disclaimer
In the November issue of Archives Neurology, researchers have found that highly educated people had higher cognitive scores despite the fact that they had plaque buildup in their brains like Alzheimer’s patients.
External link Effect of Location on Suicide Exit Disclaimer
In a study published online in Social Science and Medicine, a sociologist from Temple University found that time and place are factors in suicide.
External link Mother’s Mental Health Linked to Pregnancy Results Exit Disclaimer
A study out of the University of Manchester found that women who had a history of serious mental illness were more likely to have a stillborn birth or give birth to a child that dies within the first few months.
External link The Effects of Stress Exit Disclaimer
A study out of the University of Southern California found that older Americans altered their decision-making behavior, regarding risk, more often than younger adults, after being exposed to stressors, according to an article appearing in Psychological Science.
External link Health factors in old age Exit Disclaimer
A study published in the October issue of Gerontology found that older people who had the best health also had a positive outlook on life, abstained from tobacco use, rarely consumed alcohol and had low levels of stress and a higher income.
External link Primed for Alzheimer’s Exit Disclaimer
Researchers from the Université Laval have found that the mice that were fed diets high in animal fat and low levels of Omega 3 had neurological markers for Alzheimer’s disease.
External link Side Effects of Bipolar Disorder Exit Disclaimer
Scientists at the University of Granada have found that people with bipolar disorder not just have issues with mental health, but that their overall health tends to be compromised.
External link Erasing the Past Exit Disclaimer
Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia have successfully removed selective new and old memories from mice by quickly manipulating brain proteins.
External link Genes Linked to Schizophrenia Exit Disclaimer
A report published in the American Journal of Human Genetics researchers believe they have identified three genes that may lead to schizophrenia.
External link Rate of Suicide Increases Exit Disclaimer
A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that the suicide rate have increased for the first time in a decade with middle-age Caucasian women showing the greatest increase.
External link Marijuana’s effect on teenage brain Exit Disclaimer
Researcher presented at the annual American Academy of Pediatrics meeting on Oct. 12 revealed that brains of teens who use marijuana are working harder than teens who abstain from the drug. The effects were even more noticeable in females and resulted in a compromise of the prefrontal cortex, which is in charge of concentration, planning and decision making.
External link People with Autism Make Rational Decisions Exit Disclaimer
A study funded by The Wellcome Trust has found that people with varying degrees of autism tend to make more rational decisions. According to the research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, people with autism rely less on their “gut feelings” to make a decision, regardless of how a question was framed.
External link Molecule in Brain may Predict Relapse Exit Disclaimer
Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia are looking to molecules in the brain to see if they are signaling an impending relapse in patients with schizophrenia.
External link The Perks of Walking Exit Disclaimer
A study conducted at the University of Illinois found that children with ADHD showed increased attention levels and decreased symptoms after a 20-minute walk in the park, compared to a walk in a more urban setting for the same length of time.
External link Spinal Cord injuries Exit Disclaimer
An upcoming study at the University of Cincinnati is looking at whether mentally “rehearsing” physical movements can help improve the recovery results of spinal cord injury patients. The multi-year study is funded by NIH and will take place in Cincinnati.
External link Meth’s on the Brain Exit Disclaimer
Results of a study at Brookhaven Labs show that the effect of methamphetamines on the brain is similar to that of cocaine, but meth lingers longer in the brain while traces of cocaine clear the brain about 90 minutes after taking the drug.
External link Circadian clock may affect Memory Exit Disclaimer
Researchers at Stanford have found hamsters with disrupted circadian systems have more trouble remembering things and learn new information.
External link Online Bullying Common among Young Internet Users Exit Disclaimer
According to a study published in the Journal of School Health, online bullying is not a rarity among students, ages 12 to 17, who frequently use the internet. More than 70 percent of survey participants encountered one incident in the previous year and more than 80 percent of them also experienced a bullying event at school.
External link PTSD a Factor for All Veterans Exit Disclaimer
Research published in the October issues of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry found that people in the military experienced post traumatic stress disorder whether they were in combat or on peacekeeping missions.
External link Cocoa’s link to brain’s health Exit Disclaimer
Researchers at Mars Botanical, a new division of the candy corporation, published their work Monday, Aug 18, showing a link between natural compounds found in cocoa and the increased flow of blood to the brain.



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