Relatively few children with rapidly shifting moods and high energy have bipolar disorder, though such symptoms are commonly associated with the disorder. Instead, most of these children have other types of mental disorders, according to an NIMH-funded study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
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If you are interested in promoting and maintaining a healthy human brain, you will likely find the book, “Brain-Building Nutrition” by Michael A. Schmidt, Ph.D, to be informative and potentially beneficial. The author has a background in the “hard” sciences (i.e., molecular medicine) and collaborates with NASA scientists in the field of metabolism and human […]
The book, “Neurofeedback And State Regulation In ADHD: A Therapy Without Medication,” by Werner Van den Bergh, M.D. received official publication on October 25, 2010. This is a timely book in light of the recent finding that “Neurofeedback for ADHD Achieves A ‘Level 5 – Efficacious and Specific’ Efficacy Rating.” Check the end of this […]
African-American women may benefit as much as their Caucasian counterparts in treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), despite being more likely to drop out of treatment prematurely. PTSD is a mental health disorder and, specifically, an anxiety disorder, that arises from trauma. Symptoms of distress must also arise in three domains: re-experiencing the trauma (e.g., […]
Five years ago, neuroscientist Christof Koch of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), neurosurgeon Itzhak Fried of UCLA, and their colleagues discovered that a single neuron in the human brain can function much like a sophisticated computer and recognize people, landmarks, and objects, suggesting that a consistent and explicit code may help transform complex visual […]
During the many years that I directed the UCLA Pain Control Unit, one of the most valuable things I learned was that it is possible for someone to have pain and yet not suffer. When two patients were admitted with similar diagnoses, histories, demographics, and objective findings, we would often find tremendous variability in how […]
Hypertension is of epidemic proportions affecting 29% of the US population 18 and older and 67% of those over 60 years of age, making it one the single largest health concerns. [Data from NHANES 2005-2006, summarized in the January 2008 issue of the NCHS Data Brief].
Siblings of children with autism have more frequent language delays and other subtle characteristics of the disorder than previously understood. Girls also may be mildly affected more often than recognized in the past. The findings appear online and will be published in the November issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry. An audio interview with […]