The NRXN1 and REEP3 genes have also had a significant role in studies on the autism spectrum disorder. So with further research, they hope to learn more about possible causes and treatments for more than just OCD.
“If we can understand how alterations in cortical excitability give rise to neural disorders we can potentially reverse them. We are looking for potential non-drug, personalized treatments,” Professor Stephen Jackson of the University of Nottingham said.
Researchers may now be able to improve upon their understanding as well as the methods in which they assess attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), by monitoring tiny movements within the eyes.
Neuroscape, a research lab at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), is hoping patients suffering from mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and depression, may now be able to “level up” from pills to video games.
For a lot of people, Running 1250 miles over 65 days may seem unpleasant but not for Keeley. To him this is an opportunity to share his experiences and bring awareness to bipolar disorder so no one has to go through the lows of being bipolar alone.
According to a recent study, a drug known as propranolol may be able to boost your confidence by blocking the rush of noradrenaline that occurs throughout your body - which could possibly lead to the development of cutting-edge treatments for schizophrenia and OCD.
Virginia Morrison’s unwavering resolve catapulted her into the role of a leader at Orange Park High, where she received high scores on exams, taking advanced placement and early college courses as well.
Ninety-nine unrecognizable faces representing the lives of those who live with the symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, have been amalgamated with the faces of those who love them nonetheless, making it impossible for viewers to distinguish who is who.
Researchers tested OCD patients in an effort to examine how successful patients were at reversing their thought patterns when a once threatening stimulus became safe, and conversely, when a safe stimulus became threatening.
Just over two years from now, the world will see the Special Olympics held in a Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region for the first time – Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to be exact.
A 2012 study from the Federal University of Santa Catarina recommends that caffeine could be useful as an aid for symptoms of ADHD, normalizing levels of dopamine and improving the attentiveness of the patient- but with caution.
When you think of Toys “R” Us, it’s unlikely that you are envisioning a relaxed atmosphere for children. However, the toy superstore is currently searching for effective new ways to ensure that those with autism can have a more stress-free shopping experience.
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