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Triumph or Tragedy: How You Tell Your Story Matters

While making mistakes is not an especially pleasurable experience, when people become depressed, it is usually because they mistake difficult chapters for the entire plotline. They also under-value the important lessons that come from harder chapters which, if we read them correctly, can help us move on to happier ones.

Study Suggests Patients Can Treat Depression on Their Own

In general, the participants expressed higher life satisfaction and self-efficiency.

My Caregiver After Life, Holiday Perceptive About Caring for Dotty and How This Might Help You

While we care we become attached to our loved in a way that is hard to describe. The emotion is enormous. It seemed to me that I was attached to my mom by an invisible umbilical cord. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room It is that time of year again - the Holiday's. Show More Summary

Those Living with Alzheimer's Will More Than Double by 2060

47 million Americans already demonstrate some evidence of susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease. By Alzheimer's Reading Room About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from...Show More Summary

Surrogate decision makers experience psychological distress, study finds

A new study explores predictors and frequency of surrogate decision-maker distress and has found high levels of both anxiety and depression.

New Co-Host for ADHD Podcast

I’m really excited to announce that my friend and colleague Lynne Edris is now a co-host for the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast.  Lynne has been a regular guest on my ADHD Podcast for a a few years now. She’s also been a presenter at both ADDClasses.com and the ADHD Awareness Expo. Lynne is a […]

My Partner Deserves It

ADHD & Marriage News - December 7, 2017 Quote of the Week “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind." - Mahatma Ghandi My Partner Deserves It It’s easy to believe that if one is wronged by one’s partner, that ‘justifies’...Show More Summary

PET tracer gauges effectiveness of promising Alzheimer's treatment

Researchers report on the first large-scale longitudinal imaging study to evaluate BACE1 inhibition with micro-PET in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. PET imaging has been established as an excellent identifier of the amyloid plaque and tau tangles that characterize Alzheimer's disease. Now it is proving to be an effective way to gauge treatment effectiveness.

Exercise for Depression, Dementia, and Anxiety

Research findings show that regular exercise improves depressed mood, reduces anxiety, and reduces the risk of dementia.

What We Know About the Holiday Blues

The holiday blues are a real phenomenon, but they are likely to have different effects than you might think.

Atlas of developing human brain launched by researchers

Scientists have taken the first step towards a comprehensive atlas of gene expression in cells across the developing human brain, making available new insights into how specific cells and gene networks contribute to building this most...Show More Summary

Four Practical Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Students

Teens today have the same level of anxiety as a psychiatric patient did in the 1950s. Find out the four ways you can help these young adults develop self-esteem.

3-D mini brains accelerate research for repairing brain function

Hospitals are making mini brains from human stem cells, putting researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury or disease of the brain and spinal cord. Researchers have developed a new system to reduce the time...Show More Summary

Love at First Sight? Nah

Cynics rejoice — the oft-reported phenomenon of love at first sight is more akin to lust at first sight. Psychologist Florian Zsok and colleagues from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands recently published a study that found...Show More Summary

Can diet help reduce disability, symptoms of MS?

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and fewer symptoms than people whose diet is less healthy, according to a study.

How Culture Affects Depression

The meaning and symptoms of depression can vary around the world. So can the ways people cope with it.

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

Chronic sleep deprivation -- which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school -- has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. Show More Summary

Holistic Facial Perception Impairment in Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s affects one’s ability to distinguish facial features even of familiar people! By Elaine C Pereira Alzheimer's Reading Room A 2016 study confirmed what I and many others involved in Alzheimer’s care have already witnessed.“As...Show More Summary

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

A new study indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments may mitigate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. By Alzheimer's Reading Room "This revolutionary treatment for Alzheimer's disease uses a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which has been shown in the past to be extremely effective in treating wounds that were slow to heal," says Prof. Show More Summary

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