Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: cognitive functioning

The New York Times Confidently Misinterprets a New ECT Study

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The New York Times article paints a rosy picture of ECT, but it’s based on a misleading study and dismisses the plentiful research on ECT’s harms.

Antipsychotics Increase Risk of Dementia; New Research Illuminates Why

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In JAMA psychiatry, researchers outline new theories connecting antipsychotic use in people with schizophrenia and increased dementia risk.

Meaning in Life Linked With Health, Cognitive Functioning

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A new study associates the presence of meaning in life with well-being and cognitive functioning in an adult population.

Discontinuation of Antipsychotics Improves Cognitive Functioning

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A study, recently published in Psychological Medicine, examined the cognitive functioning of individuals with schizophrenia who discontinued antipsychotics, and those who maintained their antipsychotic...

What Know-it-alls Don’t Know, or the Illusion of Competence

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In this piece for Aeon, Kate Fehlhaber investigates why some people are overconfident in their knowledgeability and skills, despite holding inaccurate beliefs or being less competent...

Baycrest Creates First Canadian Brain Health Food Guide

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From Medical Xpress: Baycrest scientists have developed the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide, which provides older adults with guidelines and advice on maintaining a healthy...

Researchers Find Link Between Economic Hardship and Cognitive Function

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The results of the prospective cohort study that analyzed data from almost 3,400 individuals show that individuals who experience long-term poverty perform worse on cognitive tasks than their peers who have never experienced poverty.