Psych Matters Blog

Memory Matters: Alzheimer's and the brain

Research shows that more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). One in three elderly patients dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia, making it the sixth leading fatality in the United States. Alzheimer’s awareness, research studies, and learning more about brain health are all essential to our collective well-being.

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Making a Difference: Helping Mothers, Helping Babies

By: Saira S Kalia, MD | May 15, 2019

Around the world, as many as 2 in 10 new mothers experience some type of perinatal mental health issues. Having a child is viewed as being a happy time in a woman's life however for many it can be a dark, terrifying and isolating place. Maternal mental health illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with long-term and sometimes tragic consequences to both mother and child.

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A Doctor's Perspective on Autism

By: Andrew W. Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D | April 16, 2019

As of 2018, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 59 births in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction...

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