[Updated May 29, 2020]
Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Etc.
The current advances in neurology and psychiatry, in Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc., are so exciting that it’s difficult at times for us at the Consultancy to contain ourselves. After over a century of taking the human being apart, organ system by organ system, medical science is putting everything back together again. We’re starting to understand.
The Neuroscience Research and Development Consultancy. Are you interested in: Alzheimer’s disease, autism, schizophrenia, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, stroke, depression, panic disorder, multiple sclerosis, migraine, or ADHD? If you have questions, we have answers.
Schizophrenia. A brain in trouble. We’re getting close to eliminating schizophrenia altogether. Wipe it out. Find it before it starts and never let it start. That’s the goal of medical neuroscience. Plus, a new medicine, roluperidone, is in the pipeline for negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Designed to help beyond the usual medicines.
Alzheimer’s needs a cure. The future holds more than the present. It has to because available medicines don’t help much. A life with healthy sound sleep might assist in keeping Alzheimer’s at bay. Alzheimer’s toxins cleared by deep sleep? Might wash away beta-amyloid.
Bipolar Disorder with its 2 poles, mania and depression. Then there’s the temptation and success of hypomania. Yes, you really can feel too good. Doctors have many medicines that work, each with many years of safety record. If you have these mood shifts, see a skilled doctor.
Panic disorder (anxiety attack) is readily treatable. The combination of medicine and therapy/education works best. It might feel like you’re going to die, but you won’t. Treatment? No problem. It’s a well understood medical condition. There are many good treatments, many medicines and many highly effective therapies.
Depression. A real, serious depression, not just “Sunday afternoon blues”. The good news: it’s treatable, more and more easily treated. Antidepressants do work, but not all antidepressants work for all depressed people. Some trial and error is needed. Most everyone succeeds at getting well.
ADHD can bring many benefits if diagnosed and treated correctly. But if not, or if it’s combined with other disorders, it’s a big problem. It usually responds to treatment, but rarely without medicine. Learn more about several available medicines and other valuable therapies.
Epilepsy. Common yet often misunderstood. Usually remarkably treatable but still upsetting. Medical/surgical treatments do work. Find an epilepsy doctor. He/she might start with one medicine at low dose, then increase the dose until seizures are controlled or side effects make higher doses impossible.
Parkinson’s Disease. Better medicines keep appearing. Public figures like renowned actor Michael J. Fox lead the way with hope and research. There are many great choices for Parkinson’s disease treatment. But, doctors and patients need to use both the art and the science of medicine.
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Here’s a True Story
A medical expert friend of ours is a cancer nurse, a senior-level oncology nurse. Next to the cancer clinic where he works is a large research building with a huge sign on the front, “Institute of Neuroscience Research.” He said that even though he has worked in medical research for many years, and daily walks past this Institute, he’s not really sure what neuroscience is. He felt that we should provide at least a bit of explanation.
So, Here’s What Neuroscience Is
Neuroscience is part of medical science. However, neuroscience is special because we all live it every day. It’s a part of our lives that we can’t or don’t want to do without. For example, do you like coffee (caffeine)? Or tea (theobromine)? Many people do. Then let’s expand the list a bit, add beer, wine, and whiskey (ethyl alcohol), cigarettes and cigars (nicotine), and throw in marijuana (THC, CBD), too. If you count up all the people on our little blue planet that enjoy at least one item in this list every day, it’s close to everybody. That is, it’s a rare person anywhere on earth that does not use and enjoy one or more of these common drinks or smokes. People like using these because they help us or make us feel good.
Well, you see, what these drinks and smokes do inside our brain and body is neuroscience. Neuroscience is the study of your brain, including things that change your brain to make you feel good. The caffeine in coffee and the theophylline in tea, the ethanol in your beer and wine, the nicotine in your cigarette, and the THC and CBD in your marijuana. So, you see, it turns out that you and almost every other person loves neuroscience. You just didn’t realize it.