Decreased working memory capacity among individuals with a mood disorder who have increased metabolic burden.

Authors: Babu P, Easter RE, Lamping E, Langenecker SA, Marshall DF, McInnis MG, Peterman JS, Ryan KA

Journal: Journal of Affective Disorders

Individuals with mood disorders experience a higher rate of obesity than the general population, putting them at risk for poorer outcomes. The relationship between obesity and a core feature of the mood disorders, neurocognition, is less understood. We examined the interaction of obesity as indexed by body mass index (BMI) and working memory performance in a large sample of individuals with bipolar disorder (BD), major depressive disorder (MDD), and healthy controls (HC).

Greater Circulating Copper Concentrations and Copper/Zinc Ratios are Associated with Lower Psychological Distress, But Not Cognitive Performance, in a Sample of Australian Older Adults.

Authors: Cardoso BR, Daly RM, Formica M, Gianoudis J, Mravunac M, Nowson CA, O'Connell SL, Roberts BR, Szymlek-Gay EA

Journal: Nutrients

Dyshomeostasis of copper and zinc is linked to neurodegeneration. This study investigated the relationship between circulating copper and zinc and copper/zinc ratios and cognitive function, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and neurotrophic factors in older Australian […]

Migraine comorbidity and cognitive performance in patients with focal epilepsy.

Authors: Begasse de Dhaem OAJ, Cristofaro S, French J, Hesdorffer DC, Meador KJ, Minen MT, Morrison C

Journal: Epilepsy & behavior : E&B

BACKGROUND: Migraine and epilepsy are comorbid conditions. While it is well known that epilepsy can have an impact on cognitive abilities, there is conflicting evidence in the literature on the relationship between migraine and cognitive function. […]

Depression, lifestyle factors and cognitive function in people living with HIV and comparable HIV-negative controls.

Authors: Anderson J, Bagkeris E, Boffito M, De Francesco D, Johnson M, Mallon P, Post FA, Sabin CA, Underwood J, Vera JH, Williams I, Winston A

Journal: HIV Medicine

OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether differences in cognitive performance between people living with HIV (PLWH) and comparable HIV-negative people were mediated or moderated by depressive symptoms and lifestyle factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 637 ‘older’ PLWH […]

The Beneficial Effects of Cognitive Training With Simple Calculation and Reading Aloud (SCRA) in the Elderly Postoperative Population: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

Authors: Hoshikawa Y, Kawashima R, Kulason K, Noda M, Nouchi R, Okada Y

Journal: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Background: There has been little research conducted regarding cognitive treatments for the elderly postsurgical population. Patients aged ≥60 years have an increased risk of postoperative cognitive decline, a condition in which cognitive functions are negatively affected. […]

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