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Posts Tagged ‘psychiatric disorders’

By On February 5th, 2015

Researchers Find Similar Brain-Matter Loss Across Several Psychiatric Disorders

Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression seem fairly distinct from each other when they appear, but a new report suggests they have something in common. Numerous separate psychiatric disorders cause similar brain-matter loss. The report, published in JAMA Psychiatry, shows a loss of gray matter in three specific brain structures that…

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By On December 18th, 2013

New Study Links Head Injuries to Psychiatric Disorders

The long-term effects of brain injuries have been making headlines over the past year because of the current concussion crisis within the NFL, but the majority of the focus is on the connection to memory problems and an increasing linkage between traumatic brain injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and Alzheimer’s disease-like symptoms and brain changes. However,…

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By On May 20th, 2013

Ketamine Remains A Promising Treatment Option

Ketamine, an anesthetic agent, has been the jumping off point for a number of studies in the past few months. Researchers have theorized that it can be helpful in a number of psychiatric disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and even some forms of autism. John Gever, of MedPage Today, reports that the drug is…

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By On January 1st, 2013

New Early Detection System For Bipolar

Of all psychiatric disorders, bipolar has the highest suicide rate. There is still much we don’t know about the disorder, but because of the dangers it presents, much research is being done. Recently, Australian scientists made a breakthrough by discovering that young people with a genetic history of bipolar show different brain activity than that…

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