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June Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
2012-06-07 05:06:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com 1 in 29 Americans. This statistic refers to the number of U.S. military men and women, abused children, as well as survivors of rape, domestic violence, and natural disaster who suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hopes to shine new light on PTSD. Known as an anxiety disorder, PTSD develops after a person sees or lives through a particularly intense event that could have caused...

Pediatricians Encouraged To Screen For Mental Illness
2012-04-30 04:34:59

Speaking at a pediatric medicine conference on Sunday, a mental health expert encouraged doctors to explore possible links between bad behavior and mental disorders, while emphasizing the importance of early detection. During his presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Presidential Plenary during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston, featured speaker Dr. Thomas R. Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), discussed the...

2012-03-29 23:22:34

Scans reveal astonishingly simple 3D grid structure -- NIH-funded study The brain appears to be wired more like the checkerboard streets of New York City than the curvy lanes of Columbia, Md., suggests a new brain imaging study. The most detailed images, to date, reveal a pervasive 3D grid structure with no diagonals, say scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health. "Far from being just a tangle of wires, the brain's connections turn out to be more like ribbon cables --...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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