Category Archives: Cognition

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How to cope with the stress of social isolation

Social isolation, or being physically separated from others, can lead to loneliness and increased stress, especially during a pandemic. Loneliness has been associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, andRead More

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5 types of common anxiety disorders

Anxiety affects millions of people in the U.S. More than 25 million to be exact. But not all kinds of anxiety or anxiety disorders are the same. The types ofRead More

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How to help someone with anxiety

Wondering how you can help a friend, family member, or co-worker who is overwhelmed by anxiety? We spoke to David Sommers, Ph.D., of NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health forRead More

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New NBPA program focuses on mental health

William Parham, Ph.D., was recently named the National Basketball Players Association’s (NBPA) first director of mental health and wellness. He is leading an effort to provide players more access toRead More

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Anxiety: What you need to know

Most of us experience anxiety at some point in our lives. You might feel anxious when taking a test, crossing a busy street, or making an important life decision. ButRead More

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What’s new in anxiety research?

Daniel Pine, M.D., studies how differences in our brains can affect our mental health. Through their work at the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Pine and his team want toRead More

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Tips for older drivers

Whether you are 17 or 87, being a safe driver is important. But aging may make driving more challenging, putting older adults and others on the road at risk. WhyRead More

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Brain ripples could hold clues to memory

You’re trying to remember a word. You’re thinking, thinking … and suddenly, it pops into your head. NIH researchers wanted to know just what happens in the brain at thisRead More

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Keeping teens safe behind the wheel

A Recent NIH study found teens were more likely than older drivers to crash within the first three months of getting their driver’s license. One key takeaway from a newRead More