AADT's Session Wrap-Up
> 7/2/2007 4:07:01 PM

This week's Wrap-Up marks the end of June, and the kick-off a of long holiday to celebrate our nation's birth. We hope everyone has a safe and eventful 4th. If you're interested in catching up on the mental health news from the week that was, here are some of the stories we weren't able to get to:

Poor Sense of Smell May Be Alzheimer's - The brain's olfactory center has been identified in the past as one of the first areas effected by Alzheimer's disease, which could lead to early detection tests that center on a person's inability to identify common smells.

Commission on Veterans’ Care Recommends Measures to Improve Treatment at Home - A new plan points to a continuum of care that could help veterans and their family work toward normalcy and reduce negative outcomes from stress and anxiety after battle.

My War on Clutter: Inspiration for Independence Day - Over at 43 Folders, Merlin Mann links to a number of helpful posts about cutting down on clutter, something that can be cathartic as well as help reduce stress and anxiety.

Naps Can't Compete With a Night's Sleep - Researchers have found that children who nap have disturbed rest in the evenings, which can hurt their mental performance. They hope further research will clarify the nature of this link.

Cocaine in Pregnancy has a Lasting Effect on Kids - A study that followed children up through age 6 found that when mothers use cocaine, future language skill are hurt, even when other variables are controlled for.

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