Sleep duration impacts treatment response for depressed patients with insomnia

Sleep duration impacts treatment response for depressed patients with insomnia Preliminary results from a new study show that depressed patients with insomnia who sleep seven or more hours per night are more likely to benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and achieve depression remission. Sleep duration impacts treatment response for depressed patients with insomnia …

Brain development and aging

Brain development and aging The brain is a complex organ — a network of nerve cells, or neurons, producing thought, memory, action, and feeling. How does this complex system change from childhood to adulthood to late life in order to maintain optimal behavioral responses? These questions were put to the test by psychologists who studied…

Can omega-3 help prevent Alzheimer's disease? Brain SPECT imaging shows possible link

Can omega-3 help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Brain SPECT imaging shows possible link The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Recently, interest in dietary approaches for prevention of cognitive decline has increased. In particular, the omega-3 fatty acids have shown anti-amyloid, anti-tau and anti-inflammatory…

Sleep loss affects your waistline

Sleep loss affects your waistline Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can predispose to weight gain, by affecting people’s appetite and responses to food and exercise. Sleep loss affects your waistline Source:…

Virtual reality for psychiatric treatment? Research shows promise for VR and other technologies in mental health care

  Virtual reality for psychiatric treatment? Research shows promise for VR and other technologies in mental health care A growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, according to a research review. Virtual reality for psychiatric…