Cognitive Impairment

Social Cues Difficult for MS Patients to Interpret

Social Cues Difficult for MS Patients to Interpret

Subtle brain changes may explain why some patients with multiple sclerosis lose their ability to interpret social cues.

Anxiety Linked to Visual Memory in Patients With MS

Anxiety Linked to Visual Memory in Patients With MS

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Anxiety and severe cognitive fatigue may contribute to problems with visual learning in patients with MS.

Serum Levels of Il-6 May Correlate With Cognitive Impairment in AD

Serum Levels of Il-6 May Correlate With Cognitive Impairment in AD

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Serum IL-6 levels may serve as biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease.

Cognition, Memory Loss Not Impacted by Evolocumab, Statin Therapy

Cognition, Memory Loss Not Impacted by Evolocumab, Statin Therapy

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Cognition and memory loss do not demonstrate adverse effects with evolocumab and statin therapy.

Cognitive Outcomes in Children Treated for Subclinical Thyroid Disease

Cognitive Outcomes in Children Treated for Subclinical Thyroid Disease

Treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemia before 20 weeks of gestation is not associated with better cognitive outcomes in children.

Mental Health Deficiencies Stem From Early Childhood Neglect

Mental Health Deficiencies Stem From Early Childhood Neglect

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A study of Romanian adoptees demonstrates that early childhood mistreatment can have a lasting psychological effect into adulthood.

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Patients With HCV Cured of Infection

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Patients With HCV Cured of Infection

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A recent study found no evidence linking the presence of HCV infection with neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Brain Activity Lowers Rate of Age-Related Mental Decline

Brain Activity Lowers Rate of Age-Related Mental Decline

Cognitively normal elderly individuals who engage in specific mentally stimulating activities have a decreased risk of mild cognitive impairment.

Treating Pain in Depression May Improve Cognitive, Functional Outcomes

Treating Pain in Depression May Improve Cognitive, Functional Outcomes

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Patients with pain and depression are more likely to have cognitive impairment.

Cognitive Stress Reduces Levodopa Effect on Parkinson's Tremor

Cognitive Stress Reduces Levodopa Effect on Parkinson's Tremor

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Cognitive co-activation is associated with a significantly smaller levodopa effect on resting tremor in Parkinson's disease.

No Cognitive Benefit to Long-term Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese Adults

No Cognitive Benefit to Long-term Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese Adults

Long-term weight-loss intervention had no cognitive benefit in overweight, obese adults with diabetes.

Art Therapy as an Intervention for Psychosis

Art Therapy as an Intervention for Psychosis

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A patient does not have to be verbal to benefit from art therapy.

Greater Weight Loss in Old Age Linked With MCI, Dementia

Greater Weight Loss in Old Age Linked With MCI, Dementia

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Normal cognitive function is associated with a more stable weight trajectory in older women.

Cognitive Impairment Linked to Collagen-Binding Activity

Cognitive Impairment Linked to Collagen-Binding Activity

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Cerebral microbleeds connected to cognitive impairment and stroke may be tied to Streptococcus mutans.

Midlife Hypertension and Late-life Neurocognitive Status

Midlife Hypertension and Late-life Neurocognitive Status

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The American Heart Association issues a scientific statement on the possible link between chronic arterial hypertension and cognitive impairment.

The Effect of Cognitive Remediation Training on Functional Connectivity and Social Cognition in Schizophrenia

The Effect of Cognitive Remediation Training on Functional Connectivity and Social Cognition in Schizophrenia

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Study provides further evidence for the effects of cognitive enhancement intervention on brain functional connectivity and cognitive performance in patients with schizophrenia.

Inhaled Levodopa for 'Off' Periods in Parkinson Disease

Inhaled Levodopa for 'Off' Periods in Parkinson Disease

Levodopa pill can wear off, but a powdered version can help patients during off periods.

Late-life Volunteering Helps Maintain Cognitive Function

Late-life Volunteering Helps Maintain Cognitive Function

Regular late-life volunteering is independently tied to decreased risk of cognitive impairment.

Is There a Link Between Midlife Hypertension and Late-life Cognitive Dysfunction

Is There a Link Between Midlife Hypertension and Late-life Cognitive Dysfunction

The American Heart Association issues a scientific statement on the possible link between chronic arterial hypertension and cognition.

Executive Dysfunction in Idiopathic Depression vs Epilepsy-associated Depression

Executive Dysfunction in Idiopathic Depression vs Epilepsy-associated Depression

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Individuals suffering from depression, as well as persons diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy, present with dysfunction across several cognitive domains.

Gender-dependent Differences in Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis

Gender-dependent Differences in Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis

In 2016, an estimated 5.4 million US adults have Alzheimer disease.

T2D and Cognition: Role of Ghrelin System

T2D and Cognition: Role of Ghrelin System

Serum ghrelin levels may serve as a biomarker of executive function in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Effort Allocation Influences Upon Cognition in Schizophrenia

Effort Allocation Influences Upon Cognition in Schizophrenia

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Researchers studied social cognition and social problem solving in patients with schizophrenia by employing a validated test designed to assess emotion recognition abilities.

Cognition in Depression: A Critical Domain for Health Outcomes, Measurement, and Treatment

Cognition in Depression: A Critical Domain for Health Outcomes, Measurement, and Treatment

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Dr. Roger McIntyre suggests that the clinical relevance of cognitive dysfunction for any individual patient can only be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis.

mPFC Abnormalities Associated With Social Cognition Deficits in Schizophrenia

mPFC Abnormalities Associated With Social Cognition Deficits in Schizophrenia

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Poor psychosocial functioning among individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia is associated with deficits in social cognition.

Symptoms of Re-experiencing the Traumatic Event Predict Cognitive Impairment

Symptoms of Re-experiencing the Traumatic Event Predict Cognitive Impairment

New study highlights the importance of re-experiencing symptoms, a major component of PTSD, in predicting cognitive impairment.

Alzheimer Markers Detected in Healthy Individuals with Genetic AD Risk

Alzheimer Markers Detected in Healthy Individuals with Genetic AD Risk

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The effects of aggregate genetic AD risk are detectable before symptoms appear, even early in life.

CSF Biomarkers Improve Diagnosis in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders & Cognitive Symptoms

CSF Biomarkers Improve Diagnosis in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders & Cognitive Symptoms

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Distinguishing between psychiatric disorders and AD is crucial because of the differing prognosis and management of the two.

Urinary Biomarker of Parkinson Disease Identified

Urinary Biomarker of Parkinson Disease Identified

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To date, there are no validated biomarkers to independently assess Parkinson Disease diagnosis and prognosis, or to measure disease severity.

Anti-Anxiety Medication May Decrease Empathy In Rats

Anti-Anxiety Medication May Decrease Empathy In Rats

Previous experiments indicated that empathy occurs in social lives of rats, and rodent behavioral models are now used to elucidate the mechanistic substrates of empathy.

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