Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders News


Sep 16, 2019
Commonly used drug for Alzheimer disease doubles risk of hospitalization
Drug commonly used to manage symptoms of Alzheimer disease and other dementias associated with a 2-fold higher risk of hospital admission for rhabdomyolysis compared with several other cholinesterase inhibitors.
Sep 11, 2019
Brain changes may help track dementia, even before diagnosis
Results suggest that changes in brain network connections could potentially be used to track early changes in Alzheimer disease and cerebrovascular disease.
Sep 09, 2019
High blood pressure treatment may slow cognitive decline
High blood pressure appears to accelerate cognitive decline among middle-aged and older adults, but treating high blood pressure may slow this down.
Sep 05, 2019
Study links hearing aids to lower risk of dementia, depression and falls
Study of Medicare HMO participants, whose insurance covers part of hearing aid cost, reveals disparities in use and difference in incidence of major conditions after 3 years.
Sep 03, 2019
Neurobiological mechanisms behind schizophrenia may depend on gender
Mechanisms involved in the development of schizophrenia differ at least partially between males and females, and these differences may matter in the choice of treatment.
Sep 03, 2019
Neurobiological mechanisms behind schizophrenia may depend on gender
Mechanisms involved in the development of schizophrenia differ at least partially between males and females, and these differences may matter in the choice of treatment.
Aug 30, 2019
Gene linked to autism undergoes changes in men’s sperm after pot use
Gene change occurs through a process called DNA methylation, and it could potentially be passed along to offspring.
Aug 12, 2019
Alzheimer disease destroys neurons that keep us awake
Study suggests Tau tangles, not amyloid plaques, drive daytime napping that precedes dementia.
Aug 01, 2019
Blood test is highly accurate at identifying Alzheimer disease before symptoms arise
When combined with age and genetic risk factor, test is 94% accurate.
Jul 23, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason depression treatment doesn’t work
Study suggests that if depression treatment is not working, patient should be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea.
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