New research brings us closer to learning about the associations between psychological states, quality of life, and cardiovascular health.
Mark L. Fuerst
New data indicate that dementia is largely undiagnosed or unrecognized; exposure to general anesthesia and surgery can lead to a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills in older adults; and sarcopenic obesity in older adults may predict dementia.
New research suggests that viruses and metals in the brain may exacerbate Alzheimer disease and deep brain stimulation shows promise in slowing cognitive decline.
Highlights of 3 new studies investigate how to choose the best therapy for depression as well as the negative influences of polypharmacy and social media.
For the first time, a study has shown comprehensive evidence for the effect of depression on decline in overall cognitive function. Plus, 2 more findings.
Three new studies examine research on biomarkers to predict lifetime risk of Alzheimer disease; diet and brain tissue volume; and cognitive impairment in active older adults.
Three new studies highlight sedentary behavior and memory, cognitive decline in psychosis, and risk of dementia with anticholinergic drugs.
Hot off the press: Three new studies, including one that reports middle-age physically fit women are nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia decades later.
Relapse in MDD is associated with morphologic brain changes; stopping exercise may increase depressive symptoms; and inflammatory biomarkers may predict which treatment-resistant MDD patients benefit from ECT.
This report includes a study on patterns of prodromal psychiatric symptoms that may help identify young persons at increased risk of bipolar disorder; sibling bullying and risk of psychotic disorders; and a new smartphone app that tracks moods and predicts bipolar disorder episodes.