Transforming Diagnosis (article by Thomas Insel, Director of the NIMH): “In a few weeks, the American Psychiatric Association will release its new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM‑5)…While DSM has been described as a “Bible” for the field, it is, at best, a dictionary, creating [Read more…] about Time to revamp psychiatry and mental health in light of modern neuroscience?
Time for SharpBrains’ February 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion multiple and complementary perspectives on how to harness neuroplasticity: with enthusiasm, BOTH physical AND cognitive exercise, and (once tools become better standardized and widely available) brain-based personalized medicine.
- To Harness Neuroplasticity, Start with Enthusiasm, by Dr. Helena Popovic
- Q&A with Dr. Yaakov Stern on Brain Reserve, Exercise, Cognitive Training, Angry Birds, YMCA and more
- 3‑part series written by Dr. Evian Gordon to summarize and build on the Personalized Medicine World Congress 2012:
- The State of Personalized Medicine: The Role of Biomarkers
- Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry: from DSM to brain-based RDoC, iSPOT‑D and biomarkers
- Working with Healthcare Stakeholders towards Brain-Based Personalized Medicine
- To Be (Your Connectome), or Not to Be (Your Genome), by Dr. Sebastian Seung
- Enhance Metacognition and Problem-Solving by Talking Out Loud to Yourself, by Dr. Judith Tingley
- Final Meeting Report @ 2011 SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century, by Alvaro Fernandez, Dr. Luc Beaudoin, Muki Hansteen-Izora, Margaret Morris, Dr. Joshua Steinerman, Dr. Peter Whitehouse.
- (Want to contribute articles like these? Learn details here)
What’s New and Meaningful:
- Learning to Cope with Google/ Information Overload
- An Emerging Era of Big Data (in Mental Health too)
- When and Why Should Drivers with Cognitive Impairment Stop Driving
- Diagnosing early Alzheimer’s and Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? (New WEF eBook)
- Luria Congress on Modern Neuropsychology
- Syllabus for online course, How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach (starts March 7th)
- Save The Date (June 7–8th, 2012), 28 Confirmed Speakers: 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit — Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity & Digital Innovation
Finally, let us mention that Brain Awareness Week is approaching (March 12–18th, 2012), and that you can now add comments to SharpBrains articles via Facebook (see below). Looking forward to a great month of March!
(Editor’s Note: this is Part 2 of the new 3‑part series written by Dr. Evian Gordon drawing from his participation at the Personalized Medicine World Congress on January, 23, 2012 at Stanford University.)
Most Personalized Medicine research in Psychiatry using molecular measures alone have failed to replicate. Whilst disappointing, this is not surprising, since 80% of human 25,000 genes have some effect on the brain.
There are therefore growing efforts expanding Genomic Biomarkers in Psychiatry to Neuroimaging (all Brain-based biological and cognitive measures). Some approaches target [Read more…] about Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry: from DSM to brain-based RDoC, iSPOT‑D and biomarkers