Cognitive Disorders

New Treatment Reduces Levels of Protein Linked to Huntington Disease

July 08, 2019

The first therapy to target the primary mechanism of the disease is safe and well tolerated, say study investigators.

Let’s Talk About Cognition

October 04, 2018

Cognitive problems have historically been the last to be recognized and treated in the clinical setting.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Cognitive Functioning in Psychotic Disorders

October 30, 2017

New evidence links vitamin D status with cognition in patients with psychosis.

Mini Quiz: Cognitive Enhancers

August 22, 2017

Which pharmacotherapeutic approaches have the most evidence for effectiveness in cognitive enhancement? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Smart Moves to Prevent Dementia

June 07, 2017

Three new studies show exercise can improve cognitive function, psychotropics for PTSD may raise dementia risk, and 3 biomarkers can help predict cognitive decline in elderly persons.

Key to Prevention of Cognitive Decline in Hypertensive Patients

June 02, 2017

Although high blood pressure may put patients at risk for dementia, a class of antihypertensives appears to have a preventive effect.

Medically and Psychiatrically Complicated Patients

May 26, 2017

Helping patients who have significant medical illness as well as mental illness is a challenge, especially when the diagnosis is unclear. Hospital psychiatrists play a critical role in the management of these behaviorally compromised patients.

The Nose Knows

May 05, 2017

The latest news in geriatric psychiatry covers olfactory deficits in cognitively impaired patients, a smartphone app for older adults with serious mental illness, and adjunctive ketamine for late-life depression.

Alzheimer Prevention: The Skinny on Genes and Fats

May 01, 2017

The genetics of dementia, dyslipidemia, and diabetes may hold the key to preventive therapy.