“Consuming Fruit and Vegetables and Exercising Can Make You Happier” – This research is the first to assess the causation of how happiness, the consumption of fruit and vegetables and exercising are related, rather than generalising a correlation. It found that it is the consumption of fruit and vegetables and exercising that makes people happy and not the other way round. This info may provide helpful behavioral info for your clients/patients – or for your own well-being. From: NeuroscienceNews.com “Increasing use of behavioral care helps patients recover faster from surgery” – this post reviews a growing body of evidence about perioperative
Can Fruits and Vegetables Boost Brain Health? A new study, one of the largest such analyses to date (with data from over 100K people, monitored for 20 years), has found that flavonoids, the chemicals that give plant foods their bright colors, may help curb the frustrating forgetfulness and mild confusion that older people often experience. The study controlled for diet (apart from flavonoid intake), physical activity, alcohol consumption, age ,body mass index and depression. One researcher is quoted, “These are the foods you should be eating for brain health.” From: NYTimes.com Having at least one person you can rely on
Dr. Michael DeSanctis, PhD, LP, ABPP, DBSM This is a commentary on the sleep issues presumed to exist among a very neglected and ignored sub-population in America: the many tens of thousands of our citizens struggling to survive on the street and leading nomadic existences in the shadow of our economic mainstream.
How Hushmail Can Help Your Private Therapy Practice Stay Compliant – this blog post from Brighter Vision reviews email HIPAA risks and the advantages of encrypted email services. FDA OKs Stimulation Device for Anxiety in Depression – the FDA expanded approval for the noninvasive BrainsWay Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMSTM) System to include treatment of comorbid anxiety symptoms in adult patients with depression based on data on 573 patients which “demonstrated a treatment effect that was consistent, robust, and clinically meaningful for decreasing anxiety symptoms in adult patients suffering from major depressive disorder…” From: Medscape.com 4 Key questions to consider
Covid-19: Children born during the pandemic score lower on cognitive tests, study finds A longitudinal study of 672 children from Rhode Island that has run since 2011 had found those born after the pandemic began showed results on the Mullen scales of early learning that corresponded to an average IQ score of 78, a drop of 22 points from the average of previous cohorts. The researchers have largely ruled out a direct effect of the virus, as mothers or children with a history of testing positive for covid-19 were excluded from the analysis. Instead, the authors say, reduced interaction with