Month: March 2017

  • PUTTING EXERCISE TO THE TEST IN PEOPLE AT RISK FOR ALZHEIMER’S

    March 8, 2017exert

    Can exercise slow or prevent cognitive decline in older people who are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease? A new clinical trial led by National Institute on Aging-supported scientists in collaboration with the YMCA aims to find out whether exercise may be an effective non-drug treatment for staying cognitively fit. click here for full article

  • NEW FACT SHEET: LOOKING AT MY GENES: WHAT CAN THEY TELL ME ABOUT MY MENTAL HEALTH?

    March 8, 2017my genes

    This fact sheet contains frequently asked questions about genome scans and genetic testing, and their relationship to a person’s mental health. click here for full article

  • EATING DISORDERS: ABOUT MORE THAN FOOD

    March 8, 2017

    This brochure describes the common eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, and various approaches to treatment. It notes future directions for research and where to find more information. The resource is available in English and Spanish. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/eating-disorders/index.shtml  

  • EARLY BRAIN CHANGES MAY HELP PREDICT AUTISM AMONG HIGH-RISK INFANTS

    March 8, 2017

    Brain changes at age six or 12 months may help predict the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by age two years among infants with a high family risk, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Currently, ASD can be diagnosed as early as age two years, based on certain […]