Survey: Firms should innovate to better integrate brain health into L&D, training, leadership programs

2024 Sur­vey of Brain Health Trends and Beliefs Among Experts and Ear­ly Adopters, con­duct­ed by the think tank Sharp­Brains. 85% of respon­dents favor incor­po­rat­ing brain health into reg­u­lar com­pa­ny health, train­ing and L&D activ­i­ties. 95% con­sid­er essen­tial man­ag­ing stress­ful sit­u­a­tions at work. 87% has expe­ri­enced brain and men­tal ben­e­fits of phys­i­cal exer­cise, 65% of improved nutrition,…

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Study finds positive self-reported aspects of the ADHD experience among young women, especially related to hyperactivity and hyperfocus

As is true for chil­dren and ado­les­cents, many adults expe­ri­ence sub­stan­tial chal­lenges relat­ed to hav­ing ADHD. These chal­lenges often include rela­tion­ship prob­lems, edu­ca­tion­al and work chal­lenges, dif­fi­cul­ty adher­ing to long-term plans and goals, and time and mon­ey man­age­ment dif­fi­cul­ties. Giv­en these well-doc­u­­men­t­ed dif­fi­cul­ties, it is not sur­pris­ing that ADHD treat­ment with adults has large­ly adopted…

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Should doctors prescribe Leqembi (lecanemab) to women with early Alzheimer’s Disease? The evidence-based answer is probably No

Wel­come to a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing this time a range of inter­ven­tions for brain/ cognitive/ men­tal health plus a few brain teasers to test our per­cep­tion and cog­ni­tive skills. #1. Should doc­tors pre­scribe lecanemab (Leqem­bi) to women? The answer, giv­en avail­able evi­dence, is prob­a­bly No Huge (and most­ly over­looked) red flag regard­ing newly…

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Smartphone-based cognitive behavioral therapy found to significantly decrease insomnia, substantially outperforming sleep education

Dig­i­tal Ther­a­py for Insom­nia More Effec­tive Than Sleep Edu­ca­tion, Study Finds (Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Man­aged Care): A smart­­phone-based, Chi­nese culture­–adapted dig­i­tal cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py for insom­nia (DCBT‑I) appli­ca­tion improved insom­nia sever­i­ty com­pared with sleep edu­ca­tion, accord­ing to find­ings of a study pub­lished in JAMA Net­work Open. Researchers want­ed to study the effi­ca­cy of this DCBT‑I app compared…

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8‑week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course found to be as effective as Lexapro (escitalopram) to treat adults with anxiety disorders, and with far fewer side effects

Anx­i­ety is the most com­mon psy­chi­atric dis­or­der, with over 301 mil­lion ?peo­ple affect­ed around the world. Whether extreme anx­i­ety aris­es in social sit­u­a­tions, is trig­gered by a par­tic­u­lar pho­bia, or man­i­fests as a gen­er­al unease in the world, it can severe­ly affect people’s every­day func­tion­ing and lead to high lev­els of dis­tress. Luck­i­ly, there are…

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