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Survey: Would you take a brief assessment every year as an “annual mental check-up”?

surveyPlease answer this question and a few other to help us better understand your thoughts and beliefs about brain health, and how we may be able to serve you better (should take no more than 5 minutes to complete it):

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To stimulate your brain, find new ways to challenge yourself every day

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For Effective Brain Fitness, Do More Than Play Simple Games (The New York Times):

“…Legions of baby boomers already use computers or apps to stimulate the brain, but they should be thought of as part of a larger engagement with the world…Finding new ways to challenge yourself every day, Mr. Rebok said, is a good idea. This can include lots of ordinary activities like doing mental calculations rather than reaching for a calculator, or taking a new driving route or eating with the opposite hand…

Mr. Fernandez of SharpBrains said he would like to see a more systematic way to measure cognition, such as annual mental health checkups. “If we had better assessments, we could empower consumers,” he said. “That’s the next frontier.”

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Survey: Do you believe your healthcare provider offers excellent brain health care?

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Adding mindfulness to the PTSD therapist’s toolkit

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Soldiers who return home in casts and caskets are not the only ones struck down by the trauma of war. Many young military men and women carry emotional wounds far beyond the battlefield in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This Read the rest of this entry »

Is Mental Health ready to start transitioning towards measurable brain circuits, away from subjective symptoms?

mental-healthTo Diagnose Mental Illness, Read the Brain (Scientific American):

Although scientists have learned a lot about the brain in the last few decades, approaches to treating mental illnesses have not kept up. As neuroscientists learn more about brain circuits, Stanford psychiatrist Amit Etkin foresees a time when diagnoses will be based on brain scans rather than symptoms Read the rest of this entry »

Survey: How important do you believe are the following brain functions to thrive personally and professionally in the 21st century?

surveyWhat about concentration power to avoid distractions?  Or the ability to manage stressful situations? Or remembering faces and names? Or the ability to multi-task?

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Update: 20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health

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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter,  providing a window into the ongoing brain health and neuroplasticity revolutions–plus some fun brain teasers. Happy reading and, for those of you in the USA, Happy Fourth of July, and for those of you in Canada, Happy Canada Day!

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