Psychology & Psychiatry

Effects of stress on adolescent brain's 'triple network'

Stress and trauma during adolescence can lead to long-term health consequences such as psychiatric disorders, which may arise from neurodevelopmental effects on brain circuitry. A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive ...

Ophthalmology

Poor eyesight unfairly mistaken for brain decline

Millions of older people with poor vision are at risk of being misdiagnosed with mild cognitive impairments, according to a new study by the University of South Australia.

Neuroscience

Parental criticism hurts: A glimpse inside the adolescent brain

It may seem as though adolescents do as they please, but they are more sensitive to their parents' opinions than they may seem. The adolescent brain reacts strongly to parental criticism or praise. These are the results of ...

Addiction

Does Alcoholics Anonymous actually work?

Alcoholics and narcotics anonymous are 12-step peer support groups where people who have alcohol or other drug problems are supported by others who have had similar problems ("peers"), rather than professionals. They are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brain stimulation rapidly improves cognitive deficits in long-COVID

Many recovered COVID-19 patients continue to exhibit significant and long-lasting cognitive deficits in memory, attention, language comprehension and multitasking, as well as fatigue. These symptoms can persist for many weeks ...

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