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Understanding the Mental Disease, Schizophrenia and Its Treatment
Schizophrenia is a recognized public health concern and is a mental disease that affects and alters the brain of a sick person. It has consequences that affect the affected patients as individuals, their families and the society that surrounds them. It affects the behavior, reasoning, and digestion of environmental factors....
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The Cost and Benefits of the Miracle Pill for Autism
Miracle Pill: The Costs and Benefits Growing up in a household with an autistic child, my needs as far as mental health were always a little less than extraordinary when it was put in perspective. After grades started falling dramatically and work ethic was at an all time low for me, though, my parents decided to take me i...
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A Study on the Technological and Medical Advancements to Maintain the Independence of Alzheimer's Patients
Introduction As we age, it is not uncommon on for our minds to gradually begin failing us. This tends to set in during our elderly years. One of the most common and unfortunate examples of this is Alzheimer’s disease. While it seems like something that is likely to be caught during one’s later years, treatments and precaut...
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The Function and Location of the Different Lobes of the Brain
The human brain is divided into four sections, known as the frontal, occipital, temporal and parietal lobes. These four lobes are all located on the cerebral hemisphere. These different lobes are unique in their own way, as they all support the responses and the functions of our body. I will be describing the function and l...
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Stroke Identification, Prevention and Rehabilitation
What I am about to discuss with you is not the most exotic topic, but it is one that effects a significant part of the population. Strokes, even if you do not know someone personally who has one you still probably have a vague idea what they are. Strokes occur every 40 seconds in the united states and are the fifth leadin...
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The Effect of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp on the Development of Self-Efficacy of Youth with Degenerative Neuromuscular Diseases
Abstract This paper evaluates a facility that provides a service to adolescents – MDA Summer Camp – and its effect on the development of self-efficacy, autonomy, and identity of adolescents with degenerative neuromuscular diseases. Four different research papers were cited to contribute to the evidence of these influence...
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Alzheimer's Disease and Its Connection to Biological Systems
“She is leaving him, not all at once, which would be painful enough, but in a wrenching succession of separations. One moment she is here, and then she is gone again, and each journey takes her a little farther from his reach. He cannot follow her, and he wonders where she goes when she leaves.” ~ Debra Dean Introduct...
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The Theory of Brain Power as a Calorie Burner in Does Thinking Really Hard Burn More Calories?
The main idea of the article “Does Thinking Really Hard Burn More Calories?” is does thinking to hard require you to use more energy. The author believes that one’s attitude is important to the duration of mental exertion. He suggests that if a task is something you might enjoy then the less likely you’ll be fatigued after...
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The Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatments of Narcolepsy
       Imagine the most exciting thing that happened during your day today. Now imagine what would have happened had you fallen asleep during that activity. Obviously this is a scary thought, and for people with Narcolepsy, a very disturbing reality. Narcolepsy is a disorder of the brain and nervous system. Some scientists...
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The Major Health Issues of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Its Treatments
Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by physical trauma to the brain caused by biomechanical forces in the form of violent impact, blow, or jolt, causing the brain to strike against the inside of the skull, or when an object is thrust through the skull and subsequently damages brain tissue (Blennow, H...
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The Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Narcolepsy in Older Adults
Narcolepsy in older adults: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment During the 17th century, Thomas Willis recognized narcolepsy while calling it “a sleepy disposition who suddenly fall fast asleep.” Narcolepsy is a chronic lifelong condition of brain disorder that involves poor control of sleeps or wake pattern due to abnormal g...
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The Symptoms, Treatments and Causes of the Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Guillain-Barré Human anatomy is one of the most complex and intriguing subjects known to man. The human body is made up of 10 different systems ranging from the skeletal and muscle systems, to the endocrine and immune systems. Arguably, the 2 most important and critical systems are the Nervous System and the Immune System....
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The Statistics, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury, TBI, is caused by a, “bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). In the U.S. each year millions of experience brain injuries states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (20...
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A Study on the Neurological Developmental Disorder, Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a broad term that refers to a brain injury before the child’s brain is fully developed, resulting in a motor disorder affecting the person’s ability to move (Miller & Bachrach 2006). Cerebral Palsy is the most common neurological developmental disorder that causes a physical disability. CP is a non-pr...
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The Different Effects of Sleep Paralysis
The essay discusses in detail the three groups of effects of sleep
paralysis: suffocation, hallucinations, and unusual bodily experiences. It
reviews the most popular folk myths about each group and then provides the
scientific explanation. The introduction provides a definition of sleep
paralysis: a transitioning state bet...
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Injury and Recovery in the Central Nervous System
Injury and Recovery in the CNS Most of this lecture is going to be about the recovery of the CNS, so the brain and the spine, rather than the PNS. Types of injuries in the CNS; broadly speaking, these are the injuries that can occur in the CNS; it can be developmental problems, trauma is a big thing. Things like ischaemi...
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A Study on Congenital Insensitivity to Pain (CIP), a Rare Disease Caused by the Malfunction Between the Brain and Sensory Nerves
What if it was possible to be like Michael Myers, to not flinch when stabbed in the neck by a knitting needle? Actually it is, if someone was born with congenital insensitivity to pain, CIP for short. There are many names and forms, but the basic version of Congenital Insensitivity to Pain (CIP) is a rare disease said to h...
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A Study of the Effects of Cardiovascular Activity on the Processes of the Brain
The research article titled “Cardiovascular fitness, cortical plasticity, and aging” was an article written by many researchers in order to test a theory. In this experiment, the researchers attempted to find out how cardiovascular activity affected an adult’s brain activity in comparison to animals. They were trying to aff...
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A Study of the Brain Processes Affected by Deafness and Aphasia
Introduction Deafness is an impairment suffered by a number of individuals that maybe hereditary, genetic, or the result of disease and environmental factors to name a few. It has become of great interest as to how such individuals communicate with each other and how the underlying neural circuitry have been shaped to acco...
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The Signs, Symptoms and Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy
Introduction The peripheral nerves in human being link the brain and the spinal cord to other parts of the body. The nerves deliver signals on physical sensations to one’s brain (Devers & Galer, 2000, p. 207). Therefore, peripheral neuropathy is simply an injury that occurs on peripheral nerves causes by ranges of diseases...
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The Underlying Effects of a Concussion
Concussions: More than Meets the Brain Of the dozens of videos you watch every day, how many do you actually remember? The goal of this PSA video is to be one that you would remember. A good PSA is strong, genuine, and powerful enough to leave an impression. To raise awareness and change people’s lives, there are three thi...
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A Research on the Rise of Meningitis in the United States
Over the past few decades, there has been an increased level of concern of Meningitis that comes in the form of both individual and seemingly random cases as well as full on outbreaks, specifically amongst college students. Although the disease accounts for only <3% of medical outbreaks in the United States, it is still tak...
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The Role of the Central Nervous System
Our nervous system is tasked with receiving electrochemical signals from our Peripheral nervous system then sending them back to our Central nervous system. From that message that has been delivered to our Central nervous system, our actions take place depending on what calls for it through use of an effector organ. Being t...
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The Use of Benzodiazepines for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders
Xanax, Gabazolamine-05, Niravam, Xanax XR are considered brand names of the drug Alprazolam which belongs to a group of drugs called Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines directly affect the central nervous system in order to have affects on patients that suffer from anxiety disorder, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depre...
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The Drugs That Act as Antagonists and Agonists to Dopamine
Antagonists and agonists are both a substance found in synapses that either stimulate or inhibit the release of a neurotransmitter. An agonist is a substance, usually a drug that activates the receptors that a neurotransmitter binds to. Antagonists have the opposite effect, blocking the release of their neurotransmitter at...
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