Navigation Links
Get your brain fit
Date:2/17/2013

PRESENTATION TITLE: A Vision for Excelling in Mental Health and Well-Being

We all know the importance of keeping healthy and are familiar with the refrains of 'exercise more', 'eat better' and 'get regular physicals'. But what about our mental health? Professor Barbara Sahakian, best known for her expertise on cognitive enhancers, challenges society (and government) to prioritise mental health in the same way as we do physical health.

"As a society, we take our mental health for granted," said Prof Sahakian. "But just like our bodies, it is important to keep our brains fit."

In any given year, one in every four adults suffers from a mental disorder. As a result, in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability, with depression and anxiety accounting for a significant percentage of the disorders.

"Just as joggers check their pulse rate, we should encourage individuals to regularly keep an eye on the state of their mental health. Often people wait too long to seek help, making their condition more difficult to treat. We need to educate the public about what to look for and make them aware of the importance of early detection and intervention," added Sahakian.

Mental and physical health are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, exercise is good for your cognition, mood and physical health. You can improve your cognition and brain health throughout your life through exercise and learning: both of which have been shown to increase neurogenesis in the brain. Psychological wellbeing, especially in the early years of life, is important for instilling resilience throughout life.

Professor Sahakian is also advocating for the use of innovation and technology to improve our mental health. Innovation is leading to novel treatments both pharmacological and psychological.

Professor Sahakian said: "Innovation which promotes enjoyable cognitive training for example thr
'/>"/>

Contact: Genevieve Maul
gm349@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-65542
University of Cambridge
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time
3. UCLA Brain Injury Research Center gets NCAA funding for research on sports concussions
4. Why is traumatic brain injury increasing among the elderly?
5. Brain Falters Near End of Life, but Games, Puzzles Might Slow Decline
6. Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors
7. Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise
8. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
9. Football-related catastrophic brain injuries on the rise
10. Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
11. Brain Surgery Might Ease Tough-to-Treat OCD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 31, 2014 “United States Orthopedic Braces ... on the United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports market. The ... (in units) and average price data (in US dollars), within ... , Ankle Braces and Supports , ... and Supports. , Orthotics is a specialty within ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Daily Gossip mentions that the ... an effective way to stop anxiety and eliminate all associated ... helped no less than 150,000 people in getting their lives ... a complex anxiety treatment system that will teach sufferers different ... method is very simple to access, as it is available ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Ticket Down is ... Munich vs. Chivas Guadalajara friendly exhibition match at the ... Cup, the one team that was left standing as the ... it through the world’s largest football competition and even embarrassed ... way to the cup. Germany was led by seven players ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... education in sub-Saharan Africa is being revitalized and ... increasing enrollment, broadening curricula, upgrading Internet access and ... , In the first substantial publication by participants ... (MEPI), more than 225 authors detailed progress being ... in a supplement being published today by the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, ... United States, at least 2,000 Americans die from extreme heat ... Heat waves, heat stroke or sun stroke caused nearly one-third ... 2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ... of body heat -- accounted for 63 percent of those ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:Panic Away Review Reveals How to Stop Anxiety 2Health News:Bayern Munich vs. Chivas Guadalajara Tickets Red Bull Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Chivas Guadalajara vs. Bayern Munich in Harrison, NJ 2Health News:Bayern Munich vs. Chivas Guadalajara Tickets Red Bull Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Chivas Guadalajara vs. Bayern Munich in Harrison, NJ 3Health News:Journal supplement details progress in African medical education 2Health News:Journal supplement details progress in African medical education 3Health News: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC 2Health News: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC 3
... ... improved risk management and visibility at the management and board level , ... MetricStream, Inc., the market ... entered into an agreement with AEI, an emerging markets energy infrastructure company, to provide ...
... pressure monitoring (HBPM) program supported by the American Heart ... for patients with uncontrolled hypertension, according to a study. ... 18 to 85 years, and with Internet access were ... HBPM group. All patients had their blood pressure measured ...
... in or drive them away , FRIDAY, May 21 (HealthDay ... taste, two new studies reveal that harmonic arrangements and rhythm ... or drive them away. , The first study, from the ... of Current Biology , found that the musical chords ...
... ... in 2010; Allsup outlines 10 reasons to get SSDI representation, , ... Belleville, IL (Vocus) May 21, 2010 ... mark five times already by April. As millions of people inundate the agency, it’s ...
... , ... Water Enabled Technologies, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah and Clemson University, Clemson, South ... a new process for desalination and with Clemson University will develop existing and ... water at a fraction of the energy currently required by RO or Evaboration ...
... ... against wrinkles -- up its sleeve. Make sure you tune in as we team up ... ... The Balancing Act just might have a secret weapon – against wrinkles -- up its sleeve. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MetricStream Enters into Agreement to Provide Enterprise Risk Management Software Solution to AEI 2Health News:The Science Behind Musical Taste 2Health News:Choosing Representation Can Help Disability Applicants Avoid Long Lines at Social Security Offices 2Health News:Choosing Representation Can Help Disability Applicants Avoid Long Lines at Social Security Offices 3Health News:Choosing Representation Can Help Disability Applicants Avoid Long Lines at Social Security Offices 4Health News:Choosing Representation Can Help Disability Applicants Avoid Long Lines at Social Security Offices 5Health News:Water Enabled Technologies of Utah Signs MOU with Clemson University, South Carolina, for Water Desalination 2Health News:O2 Media's Hit Morning TV Show ‘The Balancing Act' Welcomes Absolute Miracle Cream to the Program 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014  Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (NASDAQ: ... supplier of injectable drug delivery systems, today announced ... and facilities in response to increasing demand from ... services. During the fourth quarter of fiscal year ... capital expenditures and R&D above normal quarterly investments. ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... N.Y. , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... -based medical device company, has announced today ... the velox CD™ Vascular Closure Device. Velox CD™ ... immediate hemostasis following percutaneous femoral procedures. The single ... broadly ranging in size from 5F to 8F.  ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- InnoPharma, Inc. today announced the first generic launch of ... injection), in Canada.  Olanzapine is indicated for the rapid ... schizophrenia or bipolar I mania. As the ... into an agreement with Sandoz Canada Inc., pursuant to ... market and distribute Olanzapine Injection in Canada ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Unilife Accelerates Investment to Meet Increasing Demand from New and Existing Customers 2Unilife Accelerates Investment to Meet Increasing Demand from New and Existing Customers 3Unilife Accelerates Investment to Meet Increasing Demand from New and Existing Customers 4Unilife Accelerates Investment to Meet Increasing Demand from New and Existing Customers 5Transluminal Technologies receives CE Mark approval for velox CD(TM) vascular closure device 2InnoPharma Announces Launch of Olanzapine for Injection, 10mg/vial in Canada 2
... SIRO Clinpharm a leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) based out ... Nimita Limaye, PhD, SIRO Vice President and Global Head, Strategic Data ... the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM).   "I ... I hope that I will live up to the ...
... At this year,s Annual Meeting of the American ... (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is demonstrating how the ... simplify the clinician and patient experience. ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091127/NY17547LOGO ) Specially designed ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SIRO Clinpharm's Nimita Limaye Elected as Chairperson of Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) 2Philips Showcases Integrated Radiation Oncology Suite to Simplify Treatment Planning 2Philips Showcases Integrated Radiation Oncology Suite to Simplify Treatment Planning 3Philips Showcases Integrated Radiation Oncology Suite to Simplify Treatment Planning 4
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
... The "three-in-one Microkeratome for traditional Lasik, Epi-Lasik ... a world of rapidly changing technologies and ... II is and remains a proven value, ... their needs and allows them to stay ...
Medicine Products: