Neurocognitive Disorders Feature Archive

Cardiovascular Risk Management May Slow Neurocognitive Decline in HIV

Cardiovascular Risk Management May Slow Neurocognitive Decline in HIV

HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder is a term used to describe a range of neurocognitive dysfunction issues linked to HIV infection.

Cognitive Difficulties During Migraine Affect Functioning

Cognitive Difficulties During Migraine Affect Functioning

Is cogniphobia can be a modifiable factor in the treatment of patients with migraine?

Addressing Gender Disparities in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Addressing Gender Disparities in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Compared with male athletes, female athletes face a greater incidence of and longer recovery time from concussion.

Cognitive Processes' Influence on Pain Perception

Cognitive Processes' Influence on Pain Perception

Evidence indicates that distraction can provide pain relief, highlighting the influence cognitive processes have on pain perception.

Advancing Pain Management: Human Studies

Advancing Pain Management: Human Studies

Research on monogenic disorders has made vital contributions to all aspects of medical care, including our understanding of pain pathophysiology.

Medication Overuse Headache: Diagnosis & Treatment

Medication Overuse Headache: Diagnosis & Treatment

The recovery time varies depending on which class of medication the patient is overusing.

Concussions: A Growing Psychiatric Epidemic

Concussions: A Growing Psychiatric Epidemic

Until more effort is put into preventing injury in the first place, psychiatrists will likely continue to be key players in the game.

Parkinson's and Smoking: A Neuroprotective Role for Nicotine?

Parkinson's and Smoking: A Neuroprotective Role for Nicotine?

Research has shown a confounding link between nicotine and reduced risk of Parkinson's disease.

Treating Sleep Disorders in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Treating Sleep Disorders in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Over 60% of people with Parkinson's disease will have REM sleep behavior disorder, endangering them and their partners during the night.

Amending Sport Guidelines May Reduce Head Impacts

Amending Sport Guidelines May Reduce Head Impacts

Relationship exists between the amount of padding players wore and the number of head impacts during practice.

Uncontrollable Crying or Laughing: What's Behind Pseudobulbar Affect?

Uncontrollable Crying or Laughing: What's Behind Pseudobulbar Affect?

Pseudobulbar affect, which involves uncontrollable emotional outbursts, has been reported in diseases including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: Common, Yet Not Often Reported

Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: Common, Yet Not Often Reported

PD psychosis is underreported and faces treatment challenges, though a new treatment on the horizon may change that.

How Diabetes Can Damage the Brain

How Diabetes Can Damage the Brain

Prolonged exposure to hyperglycemia can make patients with diabetes more prone to developing dementia or cognitive impairment.

A Primer on Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

A Primer on Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

A discussion of the features, treatment and prevention of traumatic brain injuries.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Related Mental Health Issues

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Related Mental Health Issues

Concussions resulting from contact sports injuries can impact cognition, behavior and mood.

BRAIN Initiative Could Improve Understanding of Mental Illnesses

BRAIN Initiative Could Improve Understanding of Mental Illnesses

Large-scale research collaboration between various government agencies aims to provide a better understanding of structure and function of the brain.

Assessing traumatic brain injuries in youth athletes

Assessing traumatic brain injuries in youth athletes

Accurate identification, assessment and evaluation of concussions will enable clinicians to determine when it is safe for young athletes to return to competition.

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