By: Dr. David Rabiner
Although medication is the primary treatment for adults with ADHD, and has good empirical support, many adults would rather not take it. For these adults with ADHD, it would be helpful to know whether medication is likely to provide significant benefits above and beyond those they would gain from well-conducted therapy, or whether they are likely to derive roughly equivalent benefits from therapy alone. Read the rest of this entry »
— Incidence rate of dementia per 1,000 person years in CFAS I (twenty years ago) and CFAS II (now) by age at baseline interview. Source: Study linked below.
Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ eNewsletter, full of fascinating brain studies and emerging thinking and tools for lifelong mental health and performance. Happy reading!
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Have a great month of May!
The SharpBrains Team
Study finds mindfulness meditation offers relief for low-back pain (NIH release):
“Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may prove more effective than usual treatment in alleviating chronic low-back pain, according to Read the rest of this entry »
Depression: Treatment Beyond Medication (The Dana Foundation):
“Major depressive disorder affects nearly 7 percent of people in the US aged 18 and up, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Those who seek treatment will most likely be prescribed a second-generation antidepressant medication such as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Some recent studies, though, Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Scans Could Identify Kids at Risk of Depression (Smithsonian):
“One of the most frightening aspects of depression is the fact that, once someone suffers a depressive episode, they’re very likely to have another. And depression itself often brings other ills, from substance abuse to heart disease Read the rest of this entry »