Each fall, hundreds of polar bear’s migrate past this chilly hamlet, waiting for Hudson Bay to freeze over so they can venture onto the sea ice to pounce on unsuspecting seals. Then in the summer, instead of disappearing into carpets of wildflowers that blanket the tundra. Polar bears were instead pawing through town dumps, wandering … Continue reading Polar bears→
It is estimated by Olivia Remes and her research team that every 4 out of 100 people suffer from a disorder called anxiety. This topic interested me because I was recently diagnosed with anxiety. Anxiety is having a feeling of dread, apprehension, or fear. However, it is more than temporary worry. There are many different … Continue reading Got Anxiety?→
What is Air Pollution? Air Pollution is a mixed particle with gas and solids in the air. Air Pollution has been out in the world for a long period of time, but recently it has taken a huge part in China. Not only as it affects the atmosphere and the environment but it … Continue reading AIR POPULLATION IN CHINA→
You probably know at least one person who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer for women in the United States. Despite it being more common in females, this cancer can also originate in males. The abnormal development of breast tissue cells ultimately generates Breast Cancer. Nonetheless, there are many … Continue reading Breast Cancer→
Ellie Johnson Nightmares and Their Disorder 10% of Americans are impacted by sleep parasomnias. Frightening dreams occur for everyone, but as you start to get older, usually around the age of ten, the dreams start to decrease, but consider that this may be different for people with Nightmare Disorder. Nightmare disorder is an uncommon parasomnia … Continue reading Nightmares and Their Disorder→
Alzheimer’s disease is a mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age. A person with Alzheimer’s may live 4-9 years after they are diagnosed. Although in some, cases people can live up to 20 years. I was interested in this topic because one of my great grandpas had this disease. He died 6 … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease→
Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affect those around age 16 to 30 and is known to have affected kids. It is not as common as many other mental disorders but its symptoms are just as damaging. Patients with Schizophrenia are known to lose touch with much of reality and control of emotions and feelings. The symptoms with Schizophrenia are divided into Negative, Positive, and Cognitive symptoms. Those experiencing negative symptoms have a sort of abnormal behavior with normal emotion. This includes slowness of actions and mixed emotions to everyday life and subjects. Positive symptoms are psychotic behaviors not seen in normal people. These include hallucinations, delusions, dysfunctional thinking and body movement. Cognitive symptoms differ within patients but are most recognizably loss or change of memory. Patients may have trouble concentrating, learning information, and understanding information. These symptoms can be damaging to a person’s mind and behavior, but those with Schizophrenia have many options to treatment.
Treatments for Schizophrenia varies like the symptoms within the diseases. The treatments also focus on the process to eliminate symptoms because the cause of the disease is yet unknown. One method of treatment includes medications called Antipsychotic, which is taken as a daily or monthly dose. Another form of treatment is psychosocial treatment, which include learning to cope with the disease so you can pursue daily life choices. Coordinated specialty care is a treatment that puts everything from therapy, family, medication, supported education, and even employment to fight the disease. These treatments are the latest way to help individuals with the disease and has been for a long time now.
Current research is making a big way to further discoveries to the disease. Current treatment is now being based on the dopamine level of Schizophrenia. This research shows that dopamine dysfunctions if the main reason for symptoms connecting to Schizophrenia. From this information we know we are closer to better treatment for the disease. I believe Schizophrenia is a very interesting topic and discovering research for it broaden my horizon upon the world of physiological disorders.
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In sixth grade, I was a normal average kid except I never had the energy to do anything, I had really bad teeth, and I was always eating but never gaining weight. I was told I had an eating disorder and needed to get blood drawn. So we did that and were told if anything … Continue reading Type One Diabetes→
A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells in your brain or close to your brain. About 5% of brain tumors may be linked to hereditary genetic factors. Symptoms of brain cancer is continuous headaches, vomiting, having any vision problems etc. In the beginning stages of brain cancer, the cancer can be … Continue reading Brain Cancer→
Ebola is a very vicious disease that causes deaths all around the world. Some of the signs may be very high fever or internal bleeding. Body fluids contact is one way to spread Ebola. Ebola can also cause organ failure which often leads to death. It has now spread to four genetic lineages and continues … Continue reading Ebola Blog→