Monthly Archives: June 2012

Unified Approach To Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Effective In Anxiety Disorders

New research finds that using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with a “transdiagnostic” approach allows therapists to apply one set of principles across anxiety all disorders and provides the most improvement. Peter Norton, PhD, associate professor in clinical psychology and director … Continue reading

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Neurologists Tend to Underdiagnose Depression and Cognitive Problems in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) generally tend to be under-diagnosed compared to motor problems. Some studies have compared different instruments to diagnose cognitive impairment (CI) and depression in PD, but few have studied how accurate the diagnostic process is … Continue reading

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The Brain Organizes Objects by Size

Previously unknown to neuroscientists, how the brain organizes object representation or perceives and identifies different objects has been a mystery. A new study in Neuron, by MIT researchers, has discovered that the brain organizes objects based on their physical size, … Continue reading

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Non-adherence to Antipsychotics and Cardiometabolic Medication Result in Health Care Utilization and Costs

A new study in Psychiatric Services examined the association between adherence to antipsychotic and cardiometabolic medication and the use of health care services and expenditures. A total of 87,015 unique patients with schizophrenia who received at least one antipsychotic medication … Continue reading

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More People Staying Connected While On Vacation

According to a study in the Annals of Tourism Research more people are using smartphones, tablets, computers and other portable technologies while on vacation. The study showed that the number of people using smart phones have tripled. The study also … Continue reading

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Cognitive Reserve and Dementia

The idea that cognitive reserve (CR) or brain reserve capacity can be neuroprotective against dementia has been discussed for approximately 2 decades. A new metastudy in PLoS highlights the positive and negative aspects and confirms the CR theory. Cognitive reserve … Continue reading

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