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This is an idea I have discussed briefly before, buthere's a real scientist discussing the relationship between the complexity of the human brain and it's likelihood of failure. We tend to take ourselves for granted but we've found that what seem to us to be our simplest capabilities are so far impossible to model or emulate with computers. Just making a plan to get through the next hour, let alone life, is a unique capability of Homo sapiens.But the danger is that when this astonishingly capable machine goes awry, it can go spectacularly wrong. Dr. Paz refers to mental illness, specifically ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD and autism, but of course schizophrenia can get a lot weirder. People can know for certain that they are being controlled by radio waves from Mars or have ideas that don't translate into any sense the rest of us can make of them.But I'm more interested here in malfunctions that aren't necessarily associated with diagnosable mental illness. In some cases, psychiatrists will attach a diagnostic label to these but they are not diseases in the same sense as measles or atherosclerosis. The person with the " disease " may not suffer at all or think that she or he needs to be cured or fixed in any way. The " disease " is only a problem for the rest of us. This is true of some of people who are diagnosed with a personality disorder, but many of these disorders are not really coherent sets of characteristics. They are diagnosed by deciding that a...
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CONCLUSIONS: Multivariate analysis revealed that external entrapment was the only predictor of non-remission. PMID: 32646266 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Miniksar DY, Özdemir M Abstract BACKGROUND: Although the effect of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) on sleep is not well-known, recent studies suggest an association between OCD and sleep quality. AIMS: We aimed to assess sleep quality in children and adolescents with OCD and to seek its association with OCD symptoms and OCD severity. METHODS: All of the subjects were assessed using DSM 5 and affective disorders and schizophrenia for school-age children - present and lifetime version, which is based on DSM-IV. The Yale-Brown obsessive-compulsive scale and children's Yale-Brown obsessive-com...
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Authors: Stultz DJ, Stanley N, Gills T, Osburn S, Burns T, Moomaw S, Pawlowska-Wajswol S, Walton R PMID: 32649066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: Physiology &BehaviorAuthor(s): Katherina A. Lebedeva, Josh Allen, Erin Y. Kulhawy, Hector J. Caruncho, Lisa E. Kalynchuk
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Hello all. First time poster. Does anyone know how long it takes for the Board to respond after taking the EPPP? I know the handbook says that they are notified of your score within 10 days, but I would really like to get that confirmation email from them to verify my score. Any help in easing my anxiety would be MUCH APPRECIATED!!
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HEART attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But you could lower risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease by making a few diet swaps, and by avoiding certain foods. This is the common household oil that you should avoid while cooking.
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Publication date: Available online 5 July 2020Source: Asian Nursing ResearchAuthor(s): Jianfei Xie, Min Liu, Zhuqing Zhong, Qiuxiang Zhang, Jianda Zhou, Lu Wang, Keke Ma, Siqing Ding, Andy S.K. Cheng, Xiaohong Zhang, Qian Sun
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CONCLUSION: Our observational study suggests that intake of lorazepam impedes the response to rTMS. The impact of lorazepam and other BZD on rTMS should receive more attention and be further investigated in prospective, hypothesis-based treatment studies to determine causal relationships between medication treatments and outcome. This could lead to specific recommendations for pharmacological treatment for depressed patients undergoing rTMS. PMID: 32648109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The concurrent assessment of insistence on sameness behaviour and anxiety in ASD may help in understanding current symptom profiles and anticipating future trajectories. High preschool insistence on sameness in particular may be associated with elevated current or future anxiety symptoms. PMID: 32641181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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