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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Jules Lobel has spent years using neuroscience studies in court to argue and prove that solitary confinement should be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
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  • 14 min
Richard J. Smeyne discusses recent research that reveals how solitary confinement can cause physical damage to the brain.
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  • 16 min
Huda Akil, professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, explains the many ways that the stress of chronic isolation, especially solitary confinement, affects the brain and behavior.
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  • 18 min
Robert King, a member of the Angola 3, shares how his 29 years in solitary confinement changed the course of his life forever.
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  • 18 min
As social animals, our health depends on interactions with others. If placed in isolation, without those connections, our physical and mental health take a hit.
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  • 18 min
Research in rat models suggests that protection against intense drug craving may come from the reward of social interactions.
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We all know that kids spend many hours a day using smartphones but what is it doing to their brains?
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Encourage students to be more active, not only for their physical health, but for their brain health as well!
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Serendipitous findings in the 1950s spawned the idea that depression was a “chemical imbalance” in the brain. But decades of research — and a radical new treatment — are upending that thinking.
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Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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Depression does not only affect how people feel – it can also change how they think.
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People with dementia can still recognize their favorite tunes, even when they remember little else leading researchers to investigate the potential of music therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
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