Great strides have been made in the field of natural medicine with respect to neurocognition. Once limited to the province of niche publications, these discoveries are now routinely explored in mainstream psychopharmacology, neuroscience, nutrition, and medical journals. Now presented in one convenient volume, Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition reflects the breadth and depth of recent advances in this area.
The editors of this volume are affiliated with one of the leading research centers in this area. Bringing together the work of contributors from around the globe, this book examines:
With more than 50 percent of the population taking some sort of natural medicine supplement, the industry is worth tens of billions of dollars per year. This book assembles recent research to assist researchers in further studies on these ubiquitous supplements and their effect on intelligence, memory, cognition, and brain functioning.
"The wide readership should ensure that it is placed in libraries round the world for the benefit for advancing the research recommendations. Highly Commended."
—2014 BMA Medical Book Awards
"The editors of this book have been doing research in this field throughout their careers and have co-authored two of the 16 chapters. Andrew Scholey, PhD, is a professor of behavioral and brain sciences and Con Stough, PhD, is a professor of cognitive neuroscience. Together they direct the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. As a psychopharmacologist, I read and enjoyed every page, and I think others will too."
—Jerry Cott, PhD, President, Psychopharmacology Consulting Services, writing in Herbalgram, November 2014-January 2015
Methodologies to Measure Cognition in Natural Medicine Trials
Natural Substances as Treatments for Age-Related Cognitive Declines; Keith A. Wesnes
Measuring and Interpreting the Efficacy of Nutraceutical Interventions for Age-Related Cognitive Decline; Andrew Pipingas and David Camfield
Vitamins and Nutrients
Actions of N-Acetylcysteine in the Central Nervous System; David Camfield
Neurocognition and Micronutrients in the Elderly; Helen MacPherson
Lipoic Acid as an Anti-Inflammatory and Neuroprotective Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease; Annette Maczurek, Lezanne Ooi, Mili Patel, and Gerald Münch
Metabolic Agents and Cognitive Function; Lauren Owen
Vitamins, Cognition, and Mood in Healthy Nonelderly Adults; Crystal F. Haskell and David O. Kennedy
Essential Fatty Acids and Neurocognition
Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Behavior; Philippa Jackson
Omega 3 Fatty Acids; Joanne Bradbury
Herbal Medicines and Neurocognition
Chinese Medicine Used to Treat Dementia; Dennis Chang, Ben Colagiuri, and Rong Luo
Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) and Cognitive Function; Melissa Finn, Andrew Scholey, Andrew Pipingas, and Con Stough
Assessing the Utility of Bacopa monnieri to Treat the Neurobiological and Cognitive Processes Underpinning Cognitive Aging; Con Stough, Vanessa Cropley, Matthew Pase, and Andrew Scholey
The Memory-Enhancing and Associated Effects of a Bacosides-Enriched Standardized Extract of Bacopa monniera (BESEB—CDRI-08); Hemant K. Singh
Botanical Anxiolytics, Antidepressants, and Hypnotics; Jerome Sarris
Huperzine A; Andrea Zangara