Meta-Analysis of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for Adult ADHD reviews the incidence of adult ADHD, impairments of the disorder, and the standard treatment protocol, which uses medication initially (“as the first-line treatment”). Not all adults with ADHD continue, however, respond to medication, and many who do respond still experience continued significant, even impairing symptoms.
Exercise interventions for cognitive function in adults older than 50: a systematic review with meta-analysis reviews theories about potential benefits of exercise as a potential intervention for preventing, or delaying, cognitive decline, but also noted that there has been limited supporting research evidence.
Being overweight in childhood may heighten lifetime risk of depression, posted 5-18-17. Children who are overweight, as defined by a BMI between 25 and 29.9 (not “obese”) at age 8 or 13 years were found to have more than a 4-times increase in risk of lifetime MDD in comparison to children who were normal weight who went on to become overweight as adults.
How Cell Phones Are Changing the Therapist-Patient Relationship, written by a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, reviews what we all know about the pervasive and potentially intrusive use of cell phones by our patients. He goes on to analyze several aspects of phone use during appointments.
Cannabis May Combat Age-Related Cognitive Decline (in rats, of course, but with potential for humans). This article reviews a study of long-term administration of low doses of THC, to rats, of course. The subjects were divided into groups of young, “mature” and old (for rats – – 2 months, 12 months and 18 months).