Depression affects more than 150 million people around the world and is a leading cause of disability across the globe. The main focus of treatment has been on mood symptoms. However, cognitive functions affected in depression represent an important, yet under recognized aspect of the disorder. The efforts to acknowledge cognition as a core element in depression was addressed in the recent workshop in the USA at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
The Cambridge Science Festival 2013 hosted the public event “Focusing ADHD” (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) on 14th March 2013. The event was a part of the Brain Awareness Week (11th-17th March) campaign. Many public engagement events took place all over the UK to raise awareness for brain and mental health problems. “Focusing ADHD” event was organised by the University of Cambridge Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI) and sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, the British Association for Psychopharmacology and the University of Cambridge.