Women

Does Sports Concussion Impact Men and Women Differently?

Research presented at AAN Sports Concussion Conference this month,  suggests that concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at baseline testing. [More…]

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Primary Care Providers Should Screen For Depression: US Task Force

This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for depression in adults. Both are available for review and public comment from July 28 through August 24, 2015. In this proposal, the Task Force broadens its 2009 recommendation that adults should be screened in doctors’ […]

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ADHD Drug Can Improve Cognition in Menopause

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in Psychopharmacology showed that menopausal women who took lisdexamfetamine showed improvement in both subjective and objective measures of cognitive decline that are often experienced at menopause. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Cognition . Menopause . News . Women
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The MAOA Gene Predicts Happiness in Women

Research published in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry demonstrates the association between happiness and monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) genotype. In women, low expression of MAOA was related significantly to greater happiness. In contrast, no such association was found in men. [Read more…]

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By R Kennedy | Biomarker . Genetics . Happiness . News . Women
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Migraine And Cognitive Decline Among Women

According to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and published in this month’s British Medical Journal (BMJ), migraines are not associated with cognitive decline. 6349 women aged 65 or older enrolled in the Women’s Health Study and provided information about migraine status at baseline and participated in cognitive testing during follow-up. Participants were classified […]

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By R Kennedy | Headache . Migraine . Women
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Who Benefits the Most from Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia?

A study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reports that the efficacy of cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) has been demonstrated, but little is known about the characteristics of people with dementia, who may respond to this therapy. This study sought to investigate which factors may predict a more positive response to CST. Subjects diagnosed […]

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Depression Increases Risk of Heart Disease Mortality in Young People

A study published in the November 2011 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, describes that the negative effects of depression in young people on the health of their hearts may be stronger than previously recognized. Depression or a history of suicide attempts in people younger than 40, especially young women, markedly increases their risk for […]

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