Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, Bipolar Disorder, Etc.
So you’re interested in schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, etc. You’ve come to the right place. We present current information and new advances in these conditions. It’s exciting stuff. That’s because, for over a century medicine has been taking the human being apart to study the pieces. Now, at last, science is putting everything back together again. That is to say, we’re starting to understand.
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The Neuroscience Research and Development Consultancy. Are you interested in: Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, stroke, depression, panic disorder, multiple sclerosis, migraine, or ADHD? And the next step, if you have questions, we have answers.
Schizophrenia. We answer these questions: What is schizophrenia? Are there early beginning signs? What are the signs and symptoms? Is there such a thing as “negative symptoms”? Do men and women have different symptoms? What causes it? How long does it last? When can I stop my medicines? There’s a test for schizophrenia. We have a free page on treatments.
All About Alzheimer’s disease. What is Alzheimer’s? The first early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s main signs and symptoms. Are Alzheimer’s signs and symptoms different between women and men? What causes Alzheimer’s?
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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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.
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