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Cognition Episodes

Lithium and Cognition: The Largest Study to Date [60 Second Psych]

August 12, 2020 | Podcasts

This study is the largest longitudinal study of cognition in lithium to date. Katherine Burdick and colleagues started with 262 patients with bipolar I – 64% were taking lithium [Link]. They made two key measurements, with the main limitation that neither were controlled. Here's the findings. Published On: 8/12/2020 Duration: 2 minutes, 49 s


Who Will Get Cognitive Decline? [60 Sec Psych]

June 23, 2020 | Podcasts

The brain changes that lead to dementia can be seen as early as 25 years before the illness starts. We can’t test for those changes, but who might be at risk? This meta-analysis led by Carol Hudon looked at studies that followed healthy middle aged adults with no cognitive problems to see which behavioral and psychological factors predicted dement


Do Antipsychotics Improve Cognition?

May 27, 2019 | Podcasts

Unlike the typical antipsychotics, atypicals improve both cognitive and psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, so they must have procognitive effects of their own that can be harnessed in mood disorders, ADHD, and even dementia. The problem is that the data show the opposite. Publication Date: 5/27/19 Runtime: 8 mins, 35 seconds Article Reference