Items Tagged ‘brain imaging study’

Why do some people stay sharp as they age? Massive study may yield clues

August 1, 2017

Why do some people stay sharp as they age? Massive study may yield clues

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

Look closely at the brain scans above, and one of the first things you notice is how the ventricles – the dark, butterfly shapes in the middle of the brain — are much larger in the image labeled “old” than in the image labeled “young.” (The scans are from a 38-year-old and a 73-year-old.) You […]

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Tags: aging, brain, brain imaging study, cognition, functional MRI, menopause, MRI


Brain imaging could offer clues to anxiety, anorexia nervosa's tangled web

April 10, 2017

Brain imaging could offer clues to anxiety, anorexia nervosa’s tangled web

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

Anorexia nervosa or anxiety. Anxiety or anorexia nervosa. When it comes to treating people who struggle with both anxiety and anorexia nervosa, or the obsessive desire to lose weight, too many doctors focus on one condition or the other. That’s a mistake, say UCLA experts in the treatment of eating disorders. “People with eating disorders […]

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Tags: Anorexia, anorexia nervosa, Anxiety, brain imaging study, Dr. Jamie Feusner, eating disorders, Michael Strober, obsessive-compulsive disoder, UCLA Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program