Tag Archives: Executive

Medical News Today: What to know about executive function disorder

Executive function is a broad group of mental skills that enable people to complete tasks and interact with others. An executive function disorder can impair a person’s ability to organize themselves and control their behavior. However, executive function disorder is not a specific, standalone diagnosis or condition. Instead, neurological, mental health, and behavioral disorders, such… Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline's investors have come around on Tesaro deal, executive says

GlaxoSmithKline investors cheered when the company said it would finally spin off its consumer unit after swallowing Pfizer’s. But the company’s other December deal, for Tesaro, didn’t sit quite so well at first. When GSK first unveiled the $ 5.1 billion pact—which closed Tuesday—investors weren’t surprised that the company had made a move in pharma,… Read More »

Maternal Depression, But Not Exposure to SSRIs, Associated with Worse Executive Functioning in Children  

While we have considerable data on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy, most of this research focuses on the risk of congenital malformations in exposed children.  We have far less information regarding the long-term effects of SSRI antidepressants on neurodevelopmental outcomes in exposed children. A recent study looks at executive functioning… Read More »