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Antidepressants SMACKED Again: Readers STUNNED, Defiant

If I was an antidepressant, I'd sure be looking over my shoulder these days. There was a time when they were research and media darlings, but those days appear to be gone. Once again, antidepressants have been smacked; however, reader reaction is the real story. Tap-in for the scoop...

A piece of the puzzle: Eight autism-related mutations in one gene

Researchers discover a large number of clustered mutations in a single gene, TRIO, that disrupt the development of the brain's connections and likely contribute to the development of autism-spectrum disorders. The scientists also find that a sister gene linked to schizophrenia, KALRN, is inactive in early brain development, but becomes active in adolescence.

Cell model of the brain provides new knowledge on developmental disease

By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers are creating cell models of the human brain. In a new study, the researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmental disease lissencephaly differ from healthy cells. The method can provide vital new knowledge on difficult-to-study congenital diseases.

The True Meaning of “Person Centered Care”

Is person centered care really being used in assisted living and memory care facilities? Or is it just another empty "buzzword"? By Carole LarkinAlzheimer's Reading RoomThe death of 8 residents in a Florida rehabilitation center; and,...Show More Summary

Owners of seriously ill pets at risk of stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms

Owners of seriously or terminally ill pets are more likely to suffer with stress and symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as poorer quality of life, compared with owners of healthy animals, finds a study.

Tackling Big Projects When You Have ADHD

By Rick Green I have a lot of days where I can’t seem to get anything done. Other days I get a bunch of small, inconsequential things done. And now and then, I have a day where I’m actually feeling very productive, going almost non-stop. Surprisingly, the productive days leave me less tired, less worn […]

The brain at work: Spotting half-hidden objects

The human and non-human primate brain is remarkable in recognizing partially hidden objects. A study, conducted during a shape recognition task, shows as more of the shape is hidden, a brain area involved in cognition starts to sends signals to the visual cortex. Show More Summary

Rewire Your Burned-out Brain

Reverse burnout symptoms of emotional exhaustion & physical fatigue. You can rewire your brain experiences that boost optimism, pleasure, and positive expectations.

New insights, possible solutions for opioid epidemics using machine

Unique structural, biological and chemical insights have been identified in the way different opioid drugs activate the receptors and specific signaling pathways responsible for the drug's beneficial and adverse effects, according to a study.

When Trust Is Gone, What Can You Do?

We live in a time when everyone is talking about trust and no one seems to be feeling much of it. Here's what you can do when you no longer trust.

Differences in aggression among people with dementia

Physical aggression among people with dementia is not unusual. A study showed that one-third of patients with the diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive towards healthcare staff, other patients, relatives, animals and complete strangers. This manifestation of disease must be both understood and addressed in the right way.

Is the Alzheimer's gene the ring leader or the sidekick?

Scientific literature in recent years has focused extensively on one genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, the ApoE4 gene variant. A recent study raises flags that scientists should investigate another important player, the TOMM40 gene.

Decreased glucose metabolism in medial prefrontal areas is associated with nutritional status in patients with prodromal and early Alzheimer's disease

A new study shows that hypometabolism in the medial prefrontal areas is specifically associated with Alzheimer's disease-related nutritional problems, and decrease in fat mass may have a key role.

Suicide Prevention: Next Steps

September is National Suicide Prevention month; focusing on the benefits of collaborations, Dr. Gordon outlines recent research results as well as future directions.

Even With Police Body-Cam Footage, Witnesses Can Be Misled

Body-worn cameras on police are increasingly called for in the hope they might help ease heightened tensions between officers and communities. However, scientists now find that falsified police reports and personal biases may changeShow More Summary

Why The Snooze Button Simply Doesn't Work

When your alarm blares in the morning, the snooze button can feel like your savior. Repeatedly delaying the moment when you finally roll out of bed can seriously mess with the quality of your sleep and set you up for an especially groggy day, says W. Show More Summary

Do Tired Docs Give Worse Care? New Study Challenges Assumptions

This is the first large study to look at the effects of one night of sleep deprivation on experienced physicians. The study compared outcomes for the same doctor performing the same procedure with and without sleep deprivation. “Sleep...Show More Summary

8 Reasons You Have No Energy

If you always feel exhausted, you’re not alone. It also turns out a big part of it could be what you’re eating — or not eating.

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