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Posts published in October 2017

MCI and Anosognosia: She Didn’t Know She Couldn’t Walk

My mother’s first fall, at age ninety-two, seemed like an accident. Her rubber-soled sandals caught on the carpet in the activities room of her senior apartment complex and she plunged forward catching her arm on the piano bench. After minor…

Blog Post » Sophomore Year

Dr. Gordon reflects on his first year at NIMH and outlines priorities for going forward. Source: NIH

David And Goliath: The Art of Turning All Weaknesses Into Strengths

Hello, everyone! I’m Arda Cigin, founder of Stoic-Leaders.com and in this article, I’m about to change your whole mindset towards all “disadvantages” and “less than stellar situations”. How? I’ll be telling you about the battle between David and Goliath as…

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Dangerous for the Child?

Depression is sometimes described as a disease of modernity, as sharp changes in lifestyle during the last century or so have given rise to many chronic disorders including or linked to depression. Depression is a state of low mood: the…

The Most Important Thing We Can Do for Our Brain? Exercise!

If I would have guessed ten years ago what the best way to train the brain would be, I would probably have thought about crossword puzzles, sudoku, or cognitive apps. But then I would be wrong. The best way is…

One Ring to Rule Them All: Cure-all Drug for Neurodegenerative Conditions Possible

The secret to finding a single drug treatment for neurodegenerative conditions may lie in unfolding the mystery of misfolded proteins. Most of the non-infectious neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s) are characterized by progressive death of neurons due to the…

Helping Others Can Heal Your Brain

The greatest show in Las Vegas history must be the recent outpouring of the best of humanity. The courage shown by professional rescuers and regular citizens reaching out to help, and even risking their lives to do so, leaves many…