October 1, 2023

Wel­come to a brand new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains e‑e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing this time a variety of inter­ven­tions for mind/ cognitive/ males­tal well being plus just a few mind teasers to check our per­cep­tion and cog­ni­tive expertise.

#1. Ought to doc­tors pre­scribe lecanemab (Leqem­bi) to girls? The reply, giv­en avail­ready evi­dence, is prob­a­bly No

  • Enormous (and most­ly over­appeared) pink flag regard­ing new­ly accepted “anti-Alzheimer’s” medicine: “To place it blunt­ly, if lecanemab doesn’t work in girls it will be uneth­i­cal to sup­ply it to girls. Recall this price­ly immunother­a­py comes with sub­stan­tive dangers, includ­ing excessive inci­dence of ARIA and even demise.”

#2. Develop­ing con­tro­ver­sy over position of FDA and Medicare in professional­mot­ing anti-amy­loid medicine giv­en lim­it­ed ben­e­match, excessive price, extreme side-effects

  • There’s even a peti­tion cir­cu­lat­ing amongst sci­en­tists and doc­tors stat­ing that “Because the FDA pre­pares to discourage­mine if it’ll grant full approval for its large­unfold use, the avail­ready information sug­gests lecanemab is inef­fec­tive and could also be hurt­ful, mak­ing its use and value unjustifiable.”

#3. How the Arts trans­type our Brains, Bod­ies, and Minds

  • The humanities can trans­type you want noth­ing else.”

#4. Sensible­phone-based cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py discovered to sig­nif­i­cant­ly lower insom­nia, sub­stan­tial­ly out­per­type­ing sleep schooling

  • Capa­bil­i­ties > Information

#5. Research exhibits the pow­er of elec­troen­cephalog­ra­phy and machine be taught­ing to assist pre­dict response to psy­chother­a­py (or lack there­of) in sufferers with PTSD

  • Not solely may EEG ML pre­dict deal with­ment, however mod­els skilled on one ther­a­py may pre­dict the oth­er. Not solely may EEG ML pre­dict respon­ders, however it may additionally iden­ti­fy non-responders.…individuals for whom nei­ther ther­a­py works.”

#6. The Nation­al Well being Ser­vice (NHS) in Eng­land to roll-out 9 on-line cog­ni­tive-behav­iour­al ther­a­pies (CBT) for adults with anx­i­ety or melancholy

  • They professional­vide an alter­na­tive approach of entry­ing sup­port, which can be extra con­ve­nient for some, the Nation­al Insti­tute for Well being and Care Excel­lence (NICE) says … NICE will have a look at the evi­dence from their use over the following few years to work out how cost-effec­tive they are.”

#7. Research: Self-guid­ed inter­net-deliv­ered deal with­ment can sig­nif­i­cant­ly cut back ADHD symp­toms amongst adults

  • Adults within the inter­ven­tion group report­ed sig­nif­i­cant­ly higher reduc­tions in ADHD symp­toms fol­low­ing deal with­ment than con­trol par­tic­i­pants; these dif­fer­ences have been primary­tained on the 3?month fol­low-up … Fur­ther, no adults within the inter­ven­tion group confirmed a imply­ing­ful improve in symp­toms from base­line to fol­low-up whereas this hap­pened for over 19% of adults within the con­trol group.”

Final however not least, just a few mind teasers and sci­ence ideas for adults of any age:


Have an amazing summer season!