13 11, 2017

Brain Inflammation Tied to Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

By | 2017-11-13T14:57:01+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Brainscience Blogs|0 Comments

On individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD), particularly those who experience suicidal thinking, levels of translocator protein (TSPO), a marker of microglial inflammation, are increased, new research shows. Investigators from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, found significantly higher levels of TSPO in patients with MDD than in healthy control [...]

13 11, 2017

Effectiveness of Online Collaborative Care for Treating Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial

By | 2017-11-13T14:42:05+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Brainscience Blogs|0 Comments

By Bruce L. Rollman, Bea Herbeck Belnap, Biol Hum, Kaleab Z. Abebe Key Points Questions  Is combining an internet support group (ISG) with a care manager–guided computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program better at treating depression and anxiety than CCBT alone and better than primary care physicians’ usual care for these conditions? Findings  Among [...]

6 11, 2017

JAMA Issues Advance Directives for Dementia

By | 2017-11-06T17:57:54+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Brainscience Blogs, Brief Bulletins from the Field|0 Comments

Viewpoint November 6, 2017 Advance Directives for Dementia: Meeting a Unique Challenge By Barak Gaster, Eric B. Larson,  and J. Randall Curtis   In the coming years, an increasing number of people will experience dementia. Worldwide, the number of people living with dementia is projected to increase from 47 million in 2015 to 132 million by [...]

28 10, 2017

Plasticity and Its Association With Working Memory in Patients With Alzheimer Disease

By | 2017-10-28T14:07:01+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Brainscience Blogs|0 Comments

Is dorsolateral prefrontal cortex plasticity impaired in Alzheimer disease? Yes, according to researchers writing in JAMA Psychiatry. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex plasticity is impaired in Alzheimer disease and is associated with impaired working memory. Findings:  In this cross-sectional study of 32 participants with early Alzheimer disease and 16 healthy control participants, significant [...]

27 10, 2017

News Round-Up: Internet Porn Addiction, Suicide Attempts, Bipolar Disorder in Post-Dementia

By | 2017-10-27T07:29:55+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Brainscience Blogs|0 Comments

Perceived Addiction to Internet Porn Examined Perceived addiction to internet pornography appears to be related strongly to moral scruples around pornography use, both concurrently and over time, rather than with the amount of daily pornography use itself, a recent study found. Participants were adults who had used pornography within the [...]

26 10, 2017

Medworks Media and Psychopharmacology Bulletin Launch a State-of-the-Art Digital Medical Platform

By | 2017-10-26T09:59:47+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Brainscience Blogs|0 Comments

October 26, 2017 www.medworksmedia.com From: Michael E. Thase, MD, Editor-in-Chief & James M. La Rossa Jr., Editorial Director & Publisher — The Most Advanced Search Engine in Psychopharmacology — Comprehensive Library of Resources — New Databases: Psychopharmacology 101 and We Know Drugs   Medworks Media and Psychopharmacology Bulletin went live [...]

26 10, 2017

Research into Hallucinogens Gives Hope to the Hopeless and Fuels a Drug Epidemic: A Tale of Two Disparate Worlds

By | 2017-10-26T08:30:31+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Brainscience Blogs|0 Comments

Alan F. Schatzberg, MD   Madness Rising Research into Hallucinogens Gives Hope to the Hopeless and Fuels a Drug Epidemic: A Tale of Two Disparate Worlds By James M. La Rossa Jr. Editorial Director and Publisher   In Robert Stone’s influential book about the heroin trade that permeated the Vietnam [...]

13 09, 2017

New Journal Issue, VOL. 47 NO. 4, 2017, Now On-Line

By | 2017-09-13T15:19:02+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Brainscience Blogs|0 Comments

ALL ARTICLES:  Persisting Psychosocial Impairments in Adults Being Treated with Medication for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder By Thomas E. Brown, Emuella Flood, Phillip Sarocco, Norman Atkins, Alexandra Khachatryan Unmet Medication Coverage Needs among Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) By Thomas E. Brown, Emuella Flood, Phillip Sarocco, Norman Atkins, Alexandra Khachatryan [...]