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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Your selections: Diseases and Disorders
Misbehaving neurons trigger seizures in the neurological disorder epilepsy.
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Cerebrospinal fluid protects and nourishes the brain, but too much can cause brain damage.
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Geneticists Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird discuss their groundbreaking work on the rare neurological disorder Rett syndrome.
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Childhood trauma physically alters the brain, with long-lasting consequences.
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Like a gardener trimming the excess branches of a tree, synaptic pruning clears away unneeded connections between neurons.
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Understanding how the anesthetic and club drug works ushered in a paradigm shift for depression and mental health.
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Dopamine works as a crucial messenger in our brains, with imbalances causing a variety of brain disorders.
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A new technique, MRI-guided focused ultrasound, is an emerging tool in the treatment of brain disorders.
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Review this mock case study and determine the ‘patient’s’ diagnosis. Descriptions created from the 8th edition of the Brain Facts book. Part of the Brain Bee prep series.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of September 7, 2020.
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Opiate drugs derived from poppy seeds hijack the brain’s natural opioid system.
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Hemispatial neglect — the loss of awareness of one side of the body — is common in stroke victims.
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