Cognitive Impairment

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.

Cannabinoids Reduce Intraneuronal Beta Amyloid Protein Levels

Cannabinoids Reduce Intraneuronal Beta Amyloid Protein Levels

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main active chemical ingredient found in cannabis and is a potent cannabinoid receptor (CB)-1 agonist.

Risk of Developing Huntington Disease Higher Than Previously Thought

Risk of Developing Huntington Disease Higher Than Previously Thought

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The HD-associated CAG repeat with 36 or more repeats was found in 18 individuals.

Methylene Blue Administration Enhances Memory Retrieval

Methylene Blue Administration Enhances Memory Retrieval

The memory-enhancing effects of methylene blue have previously been associated with improvement of memory consolidation.

Infant Motor Skills May Predict Later Childhood Cognitive Development

Infant Motor Skills May Predict Later Childhood Cognitive Development

Progression of infant motor development is associated with cognitive ability in later childhood.

Cognitive Improvement From Brain Training Games May Be Just a Placebo Effect

Cognitive Improvement From Brain Training Games May Be Just a Placebo Effect

Efficacy of cognitive training games has previously been questioned.

Cognitive Function's Importance to Recovery in Depression

Cognitive Function's Importance to Recovery in Depression

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Patients commonly report inter-episodic cognitive complaints during the "remitted" phases of depression that negatively affect their ability to engage in more cognitively demanding activities.

Cognitive Impairment, Depression in the Workplace

Cognitive Impairment, Depression in the Workplace

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The recently estimated $210.5 billion cost of depression to the workplace demonstrates the need for better identifying and treating cognitive impairment in depression.

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