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2013-08-28 23:31:16

New revolutionary method earns praise and results from patients seeking help at the Alcohol Treatment Orlando facility. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Alcohol and drug addiction is not only a disorder, it's a disease. Many who are suffering from chemical dependency also suffer from mental illness. Alcohol Treatment Orlando has introduced a brand new method of combating addiction by focusing on the mental rehabilitation of its patients. This type of therapy is called dual diagnosis and it is...

Genetic Biomarkers Predict Suicide
2013-08-20 13:59:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Predicting future behavior is never easy, but new research from scientists at Indiana University has found that certain genetic biomarkers can help predict when someone will attempt suicide. According to a report of their study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, Indiana researchers found elevated levels of certain RNA biomarkers in the blood of both bipolar disorder patients having suicidal thought as well individuals who had...

2013-08-19 23:22:40

Director Aaron Fisher tackles the taboo subject of suicide among college students in his short film, "The Hospital Visit," a dramatic portrayal of one relationship helplessly struck by the effects of mental illness. Fisher wrote, directed, and stars in the film as Clyde, a college undergrad struggling with bipolar manic depression, who has been hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Aaron Fisher, a film student at the School of Visual Arts in...

2013-08-15 12:16:47

Researchers from King's College London and the University of Nottingham have identified neuroimaging markers in the brain which could help predict whether people with psychosis respond to antipsychotic medications or not. In approximately half of young people experiencing their first episode of a psychosis (FEP), the symptoms do not improve considerably with the initial medication prescribed, increasing the risk of subsequent episodes and worse outcome. Identifying individuals at greatest...

2013-08-12 14:06:14

Nature Genetics study co-authored by VCU expert An international consortium has shown for the first time evidence of substantial overlap of genetic risk factors shared between bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia and less overlap between those conditions and autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published this week in Nature Genetics' Advance Online publication. The root cause of psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar...

2013-08-12 14:02:05

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share the most common genetic variation The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations. Researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health found that the overlap was highest between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; moderate for bipolar disorder and depression and for ADHD and depression; and low between schizophrenia and autism....

binge eating and bipolar disorder
2013-07-26 09:04:43

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new study, researchers found bipolar disorder develops differently for people who binge eat. Often, binge eating and obesity accompany bipolar disorder, but researchers have now found the mood disorder functions differently in obese patients who binge eat compared to those who do not. Up to four percent of Americans are estimated to have either bipolar disorder type I or type II, though many go undiagnosed. Slightly fewer than...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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