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35 results for "CNS disorders"

Intense physical activity is associated with cognitive performance in the elderly

  • Published on Nov. 20, 2012

Numerous studies have reported positive impacts of physical activity on cognitive function. However, the majority of these studies have utilised physical activity questionnaires or surveys, thus results may have been influenced by reporting biases. Through the objective measurement of routine levels of physical activity via actigraphy, we report a significant ...

Automatic Diagnosis of ADHD Based on Nonlinear Analysis of Actimetry Registries

  • Added on September 3, 2013

Introduction: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental health problem in childhood and adolescence. Its diagnosis is commonly performed in a subjective manner since current objective measurements are either expensive or time-consuming. However, subjective methods tend to overestimate the severity of the pathology. In this paper, we propose ...

Association of Depressive Symptoms, Sedentary Behavior, And Dietary Intake

  • Presented on May 30, 2013

Depression is consistently associated with overweight and obesity. Studies have shown that physical activity can prevent and treat depression. Some evidence also suggests nutritional interventions may reduce depression risk, symptoms and severity. However, less is known about whether depressive symptoms are associated with sedentary behavior and poor dietary intake. Purpose ...

Depression, Obesity, Eating Behavior, and Physical Activity

  • Published on 2012

My coeditors and I are delighted to share this special issue of the Journal of Obesity focused on understanding the comorbidity between obesity and depression. Depression is highly comorbid with obesity [1–3] and may impede weight loss treatment [4–9]. Just as a successful reduction in the obesity epidemic must entail a multilevel ...

Age, Social Engagement, and Physical Activity in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Published on 03/2008

Although engagement in social interactions is one of the key diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), few studies have examined if social engagement related to physical activity of children with ASD. Age is another variable of interest to researchers studying behaviors, but has not been explored in physical activity ...