Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients

Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behavior change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation program, new research has demonstrated. Cognitive behavior therapy significantly…

Genetic modifier for Huntington's disease progression identified

Genetic modifier for Huntington’s disease progression identified Researchers have developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington’s disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses. Genetic modifier for Huntington’s disease progression identified Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

Gene variant protecting against Alzheimer's disease decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels

Gene variant protecting against Alzheimer’s disease decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels The APP gene variant protecting against Alzheimer’s disease significantly decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels in a population cohort. This is a very significant discovery, as many on-going drug trials in the field of Alzheimer’s disease focus on decreasing beta-amyloid levels in the brain tissue. According to…

Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impair function. A newly developed research tool may help predict a patient’s risk for developing dementia and could…

Elevated rate of autism symptoms found in children with Tourette syndrome

Elevated rate of autism symptoms found in children with Tourette syndrome Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism, a study shows. But this prevalence may be more a reflection of similarity in symptoms than actual autism, according to the study’s researchers. …

Genes, ozone, and autism

Genes, ozone, and autism Exposure to ozone in the environment puts individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected just by adding the two risk factors together, a new analysis shows. The study is the first to look at the combined effects of genome-wide…