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Next: Harnessing information and communications technology (ICT) to address mental health challenges affecting 700 million people today

Global mental healthMak­ing Men­tal Health a Glob­al Pri­or­i­ty (The Dana Foun­da­tion):

Who hasn’t felt a sense of loss or detach­ment from our fam­i­lies, friends, and reg­u­lar rou­tines, or expe­ri­enced ner­vous­ness and anx­i­ety about changes in our per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al lives? Read the rest of this entry »

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Next: Identifying and treating the brain roots of mental illness

face_brainMen­tal Ill­ness – One Treat­ment to Cure Them All, One Net­work to Bind Them? (Brain­Blog­ger):

Imag­ine: A cure all for ALL men­tal ill­ness­es… sounds illog­i­cal, per­haps impos­si­ble, some­thing straight out of fan­ta­sy, no? Well, at the Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit, Mon­i­tor­ing & Enhanc­ing Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­ro­science Era, where pre­sent­ing cut­ting-edge inno­v­a­tive research was the norm, I was lucky to be wit­ness to a tru­ly tan­ta­liz­ing talk by psy­chol­o­gist Dr. Madeleine Good­kind that will like­ly change your per­spec­tive.

As Dr. Good­kind explains, Read the rest of this entry »

Study: To fight dementia, fight depression and stress

depression mental health “Stud­ies have shown that peo­ple with symp­toms of depres­sion are more like­ly to devel­op demen­tia, but we haven’t known how the rela­tion­ship works,” said study author Robert S. Wil­son, PhD, with Rush Uni­ver­si­ty Med­ical Cen­ter in Chica­go. “Is the depres­sion a con­se­quence of the demen­tia? Do both prob­lems devel­op from the same under­ly­ing prob­lems in the brain? Or does the rela­tion­ship of depres­sion with demen­tia have noth­ing to do with demen­tia-relat­ed pathol­o­gy?”…

These find­ings are excit­ing because they sug­gest depres­sion tru­ly is a risk fac­tor for demen­tia, and Read the rest of this entry »

Harnessing neuroplasticity to drive and repair brain development

Re-open­ing Win­dows: Manip­u­lat­ing Crit­i­cal Peri­ods for Brain Devel­op­ment (Cere­brum):

Whether we real­ize it or not, near­ly all of us have dreamed of enhanc­ing brain plas­tic­i­ty, or the brain’s capac­i­ty to change. This desire might become appar­ent when we vis­it a for­eign coun­try late in life and wish we could speak with the flu­en­cy of a native; when we hear an exquis­ite vio­lin per­for­mance and Read the rest of this entry »

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