Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders News


Nov 19, 2019
Researchers describe catatonia in Down syndrome
First longitudinal study highlights positive responses to established catatonia therapies.
Nov 13, 2019
Long-term blood pressure variation and risk of dementia
Study reports that people who experienced substantial changes in blood pressure over the long term were at greater risk of dementia than those who did not.
Nov 07, 2019
Study: Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration
Study shows age-related decreases in blood flow to the brain and memory loss can be modified with the drug rapamycin.
Nov 05, 2019
Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain
A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in emotional stress levels, new study shows.
Nov 04, 2019
Study suggests acetaminophen exposure in pregnancy linked to higher risk of ADHD and autism
Researchers analyzed data from the Boston Birth Cohort.
Nov 01, 2019
Research explains why people with Down syndrome have spatial memory problems
The triplication of a single gene, GRIK1, located on chromosome 21, causes alterations in inhibitory synaptic transmission in the hippocampus, related to memory and space orientation.
Oct 29, 2019
Cognitive screen paired with odor identification predicts lack of transition to dementia
Alzheimer disease may be ruled out with brief smell and cognitive tests.
Oct 18, 2019
Research gauges neurodegeneration tied to FXTAS by measuring motor behavior
Researchers use grip-force test to analyze sensorimotor function in people with the FMR1 premutation, with the aim of determining FXTAS risk and severity.
Oct 16, 2019
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function
Research provides novel insights into the potential contribution of immune system alterations to the pathogenesis and clinical features of frontotemporal dementia.
Oct 15, 2019
Nonpharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia
Outdoor activities, massage may be more effective in some cases than medication to treat aggression and agitation in patients with dementia.
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