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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Linked To Abnormal Brain Wiring
2013-04-30 11:48:44

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One of the most unusual and little understood psychiatric disorders is a condition known as body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD. Individuals afflicted with this disease believe they are disfigured or extremely unattractive despite appearing normal to other people. Now, researchers at UCLA have shed light on the neurological underpinnings of this bizarre disorder, and they say the condition arises from abnormal wiring across vast...

2013-04-18 23:03:20

Bridges to Recovery is now launching a website that will enable visitors to learn more about the facility and the treatments and therapies that are offered. Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Bridges to Recovery is now launching a website that will enable visitors to learn more about the facility and the treatments and therapies that are offered. Many sufferers of a variety of mental disorders have found the assistance needed to deal with mental conditions and return to a normal and...

2013-04-13 23:03:09

New book shares author Jonathan Nelson's first-hand reflections on living with bipolar disorder Ida Grove, IA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 People talk a lot about mental illness in today´s world, but that does not necessarily mean our understanding of it has increased. In “Straightjacket Memories,” Jonathan Nelson is sharing his perspective of bipolar disorder from the inside. His book is a memoir of mental health from struggling with the “beast” as a child to his...

2013-04-09 23:19:33

On April 3, 2013, OpiateCureBlog.com launched a public forum allowing former patients of retired physician Dr. Robert T. Cochran, the ability to communicate with one another. The goal of the forum is to help former patients of Dr. Cochran to find replacement care and new treatments for chronic pain and bipolar disorder. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 On April 3, 2013, OpiateCureBlog.com launched a public forum allowing former patients of retired physician Dr. Robert T. Cochran, the...

2013-03-22 15:22:38

Population at high risk for obesity-related mortality able to make healthy lifestyle changes Through a program that teaches simple nutrition messages and involves both counseling and regular exercise classes, people with serious mental illness can make healthy behavioral changes and achieve significant weight loss, according to new Johns Hopkins research. These weight loss amounts were similar to those in other successful programs studied with subjects in the general population –...

Depression Affecting Surprising Number Of Women Following Childbirth
2013-03-15 09:48:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A surprisingly high number of women suffer from symptoms of postpartum depression, a new large-scale study from a Northwestern Medicine researcher reveals. The study is the largest scale depression screening of postpartum women done to date. It is also the first time a full psychiatric assessment has been done in a study of postpartum women who screened positive for depression. The study, published in a recent issue of JAMA...

2013-03-05 10:58:27

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found an explanation for why the level of kynurenic acid (KYNA) is higher in the brains of people with schizophrenia or bipolar disease with psychosis. The study, which is published in the scientific periodical Molecular Psychiatry, identifies a gene variant associated with an increased production of KYNA. The discovery contributes to the further understanding of the link between inflammation and psychosis — and might pave the way for...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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