Diseases and Disorders

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Men with ADHD are often diagnosed in their childhood, but for girls a diagnosis may not occur until well into adulthood.
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While there is no cure or effective treatment yet for Alzheimer’s disease, spreading awareness and knowledge can bring science one step closer to unraveling its mysteries.
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Autopsies of American football players’ brains built our current understanding of the hazards associated with repeated blows to the head.
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Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. And, the rate is increasing.
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The first new antidepressant medication in decades, ketamine is a game changer for depression treatment.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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Worldwide, more than 175 million people have a substance use disorder.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison untangles the misinformation around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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An icy-cool summer delight like ice cream can quickly turn into pure pain, thanks to brain freeze. But why does this happen?
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Oligodendrocytes keep electrical signals in the brain and spinal cord strong.
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Research at the Calgary Brain Bank bridges the gap between exploratory animal models and human clinical trials. It may also upend decades of thinking about Alzheimer’s in the process.
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Around the world, women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression.
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