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Update: Latest thinking and neuro-tools to promote lifelong brain health

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ June e-newslet­ter, wrap­ping up this month’s key news and insights around brain health inno­va­tion.

New thinking to promote lifelong brain health

Emerging non-invasive neurotechnologies

 

Have a great, and sharp, month of July!

Why cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) should be first-line treatment for chronic insomnia

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Cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py offers a drug-free method for man­ag­ing insom­nia (Har­vard Health):

Many peo­ple with insom­nia turn to sleep­ing pills, which often have unwant­ed side effects. Few of them know about an equal­ly effec­tive ther­a­py that tar­gets the root cause of insom­nia with­out med­ica­tions. Called Read the rest of this entry »

Will consumer-led transcranial direct current stimulation revolutionize or hurt mental health?

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Ther­a­py Borne on Elec­tri­cal Cur­rents (The New York Times):

…This is Thync, the lat­est in tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion, or tDCS. The man­u­fac­tur­er says the device, to come out lat­er this year, can alter the user’s mood in min­utes via elec­tric cur­rent Read the rest of this entry »

Therapy or antidepressants? Coming soon: Brain activity “fingerprints” to personalize depression treatments

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To Treat Depres­sion, Drugs or Ther­a­py? (The New York Times):

Until recent­ly, many experts thought that your clin­i­cian could lit­er­al­ly pick any anti­de­pres­sant or type of psy­chother­a­py at ran­dom because, with a few clin­i­cal excep­tions, there was lit­tle evi­dence to favor one treat­ment over anoth­er for a giv­en patient Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Let’s transform brain health from “suffer-in-silence” to “let-me-take-control”

Summit Interviews

Time for our Sep­tem­ber 2014 e-newslet­ter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of insights  and inno­va­tions reports…including four thought-pro­vok­ing inter­views with Spon­sors of the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28–30th). Enjoy!

New per­spec­tives at the fron­tier of Brain, Health & Inno­va­tion:

New trends:

New stud­ies:

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessFinal­ly, you may want to try this brain teas­er to test your mul­ti-task­ing abil­i­ties…and, if you are inter­est­ed in all these top­ics for pro­fes­sion­al rea­sons, please con­sid­er join­ing us at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28–30th) — you can reg­is­ter with a 10% dis­count using pro­mo­tion­al code: sharp2014

Have a great month of Octo­ber!

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