Young people who experienced complex early life trauma as a result of interpersonal violence or child abuse had more severe mental health problems and cognitive impairments than their peers with no exposure to trauma.
People who have trouble falling asleep at night are at increased risk of cognitive decline within fourteen years compared to those with other forms of insomnia, a new study reports.
Medications with anticholinergic properties given to help reduce physical and mental health symptoms associated with schizophrenia have a cumulative effect in reducing cognitive function in patients.
People who reported chronic insomnia or sleep duration of fewer than six hours were twice as likely to experience cognitive impairment compared to those who experienced good sleeping patterns. The association was stronger for those with coexisting cardiometabolic conditions.
People who actively communicate in two or more languages may have a lower risk of cognitive decline associated with aging.
An estimated 13.6% of deaths in the U.S could be attributed to dementia. The number is 2.7 times higher than the official reported dementia-related deaths. The underestimation varies greatly by race, with 7.1 times more older Black adults, and 4.1 times more Hispanic adults, dying from dementia that public records indicate.
High-potency marijuana boosts the blood level of THC more than 50% more than smoking lower-potency cannabis, but it doesn't necessarily make you higher or impair cognition more, a new study reports.
Mouse study reveals the antibiotic azlocillin completely kills off the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria at the onset of Lyme disease. Findings also suggest the drug could be effective for treating patients infected with drug-tolerant bacteria that may cause lingering symptoms.
Study identifies a short gene segment crucial for brain development and information processing. The absence of the gene segment induces altered social behaviors, learning difficulties, and memory deficits, which are hallmarks of a subset of ASD.
Study reveals how abnormal brain activity and memory are linked in those with epilepsy. The findings could lead to better treatments for cognitive impairment associated with epilepsy.
Previous studies have documented how infection during pregnancy can increase the risk of ASD and a range of psychiatric disorders in the offspring. A new study reveals how maternal infections can affect neural development and how the timing of infection plays a critical role in elevating the risks of mental health conditions.
Human hookworm infection, even at low levels, can cause rapid, acute and measurable cognitive impairments. Using rodent models, researchers found a link between the parasitic infection and alterations in both the microbiome and cognitive development.