Cognition is Closely Linked With Mental Health
Mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders have cognitive consequences. From complaints of brain fog to scientifically-proven deficits, a loss of cognitive clarity can make a patient’s recovery even more difficult, leading to a downward spiral.
CBS Health quantifies a patient’s brain health, allowing psychiatrists to identify deficits associated with psychiatric disorders, guide treatment decisions, and track recovery as care progresses.
For example, individuals who suffer from anxiety tend to score lower in CBS Health short-term memory tasks, like Spatial Span and Paired Associates. Depression can have far-reaching effects on cognition, resulting in impairments that have real-life consequences, such as the planning abilities measured by the Spatial Planning task.
Therapy and medication that treat mental health conditions may help recover cognitive function as well—that is why it is crucial for psychiatrists to measure cognition to validate symptoms, plan treatments, and measure key outcomes that affect quality of life. CBS Health helps you accomplish these goals, with patients of any age, whether you see them in person or are offering psychiatric services via telehealth.