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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In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn how alcohol affects different parts of the brain, which in turn affects behavior.
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Although scientists have made great strides in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, no treatment has been approved for halting or reversing the condition. Meanwhile, the need is becoming more urgent, as populations in the world’s developed nations grow older and live longer.
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The changes taking place in the adolescent brain lead to increased vulnerability to drug abuse and may also contribute to the emergence of psychiatric disorders.
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For many poorly understood mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or autism, scientists often wish they could turn back the clock to uncover what has gone wrong in the brains of these patients, and how to right it before much brain damage ensues. But now, thanks to recent developments in the lab, that wish is coming true.
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A classic film noir about love, addiction, and dopamine. Learn how drugs affect the brain in a dramatic black and white tale.
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Only physical trauma can create a hole in your brain.
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There has been no conclusive, scientific evidence that any part of a vaccine causes autism.
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In some instances, the brain can repair itself.
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An unexpected finding decades ago has helped create one of the first success stories for gene therapy and hope for vision restoration in people.
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Lethal glioma tumors are one of the most devastating diseases because they are so difficult to treat, much less cure. But now scientists are on track to find potential treatments.
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In this video, doctors, researchers, and patients explain the causes and effects of spinal cord injury.
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  • 5 min

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