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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Increasing evidence suggests that chronic inflammation takes a toll on the brain over the course of a lifetime.
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Addiction psychiatrist Tauheed Zaman helps us sort out some of the commonly held beliefs about marijuana and separate fact from fiction.
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Emerging research suggests that even mild hits to the head may damage the tiny lymphatic vessels that clear toxic chemicals and cellular debris from the brain.
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Treating fears in a virtual environment could make therapies for phobias less difficult and more accessible.
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A quick blow to the head could cause lasting issues in the brain.
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Black History Is showcases Black scientists in the field of neuroscience.
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Explore what’s new in neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience’s Global Connectome.
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Three experts discuss photosensitive epilepsy and how flashing lights can trigger seizures.
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For many people, the winter poses an onslaught of a seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
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Sleep twitches tune and refine circuits in the developing brain.
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Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
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Largely by design, the features that make smartphones convenient and fun also make them addictive.
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An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.