cognitive function

Some Antidepressants May Help Reduce Cognitive Deterioration in Late-Life Major Depression
A new study sheds light on the relationship between late-life depression, its treatment with antidepressant medicines, and deterioration in cognitive function. Read More
A Biomarker to Predict Risk of Progression From Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia
When someone develops mild cognitive impairment (MCI), is there a way of predicting whether that individual will go on to develop dementia?New research sheds important new light on the question. Read More
Small Preliminary Trial of Psychoactive Drug Ibogaine Yields ‘Initial Evidence’ for Powerful Therapeutic Potential in Traumatic Brain Injury
In an exploratory and preliminary clinical test, a team of researchers at Stanford University has obtained “initial evidence” suggesting that a psychoactive compound called ibogaine, when co-… Read More
Long-Term Regular Cannabis Users Showed Cognitive Deficits at Midlife in 45-Year Study
The question of whether cannabis use causes cognitive deficits or structural changes in the brain is still an open one, and has mostly been tested in adolescents and young adults. There is good… Read More
Study Gauges Impact of Heavy, Chronic Cannabis Use on Cognition and Psychosis-Related Phenomena
Over recent years, legal restrictions on cannabis use have been lifted in many U.S. states. In 11 states and the District of Columbia the drug has not only been decriminalized but is currently… Read More