Understanding Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder

Frontotemporal neurocognitive disorder is a mental health condition characterized by abnormal shrinkage in two parts of the brain, called the frontal and temporal anterior lobes. This condition replaces an essentially equivalent illness, known as frontotemporal dementia, in the newly released fifth edition of the mental health reference text called the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of…

Even Casual Marijuana Use Harms Young Brain, Study Finds

Don’t say you haven’t been warned. New research has found that even casual marijuana use causes critical changes in the brains of young people from which they may never recover and should prompt President Barack Obama to rethink a view he expressed in January about marijuana being no more dangerous than alcohol, one scientist said. The first-of-its-kind study on recreational marijuana, published April 16…

Understanding Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurocognitive disorder due to traumatic brain injury is a mental health condition that sometimes arises in the long-term aftermath of a physical injury that results in brain damage. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) classifies this condition along with other types of neurocognitive disorder in the reference text for mental health professionals called the Diagnostic and…