References for “Cognitive reserve,” August 2006

Andel R, et al. "The Effect of Education and Occupational Complexity on Rate of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Patients," Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (January 2006): Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 147-52. Corral M, et al. "Cognitive Reserve, Age, and Neuropsychological Performance in Healthy Participants," Developmental Neuropsychology (2006): Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 479-91. Fratiglioni L, et al. "An Active and Socially Integrated Lifestyle in Late Life Might Protect against Dementia," Lancet Neurology (June 2004): Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 343-53. (Locked) More »

References for “Mental health courts,” August 2006

Boothroyd RA, et al. "The Broward Mental Health Court Process: Outcomes and Service Utilization," International Journal of Law in Psychiatry (2003): Vol. 26, pp. 55-71. Boothroyd RA, et al. "Clinical Outcomes of Defendants in Mental Health Court," Psychiatric Services (July 2005): Vol. 56, No. 7, pp. 829-34. Bureau of Justice Assistance, Essential Elements of a Mental Health Court (Third Edition, Draft), New York: Council of State Governments, June 2005. (Locked) More »

Your brain and psychotherapy

Studies are examining the effects of psychiatric treatment on the brain, with the goal of making treatment more targeted and specific to the individual's condition and needs. (Locked) More »

Cognitive reserve

Research suggests that people with more active brains are less susceptible to dementia. It may be that their brains perform mental tasks more efficiently, thus creating a reserve of brain capacity. (Locked) More »

Mental health courts

Governments are establishing mental health courts to provide services and treatment to mentally ill and addicted offenders, lessening the burden on correctional systems in the process. (Locked) More »

Commentary: Diagnosing personality disorders

A new system for diagnosing mental illnesses, using composite descriptions called prototypes, offers more thorough and accurate diagnosis and allows clinicians to take a more individualized approach to treatment. (Locked) More »