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Q & A: Anorexia Nervosa and Alcohol Abuse: Which Comes First?
The fact is, a high percentage of patients with AN do seem to have alcohol use disorders (abuse/dependence) with varying degrees of severity.
Warning signs for diabulimia include low energy, high blood sugar levels, and weight loss despite eating more. Frequent urination is another signal. When blood sugar is high, the kidneys work overtime to filter excess glucose from the body; this purging is similar to the pattern in a person with bulimia, who binges and then purges.
Scientists Identify Brain Circuitry Associated with Addictive, Depressive Behaviors
“The physical symptoms that affect people with Parkinson’s — including tremors and rigidity of movement — are caused by an imbalance between two types of medium spiny neurons in the brain,” said Kreitzer, whose lab studies how Parkinson’s disease affects brain functions. “In this paper we showed that psychiatric disorders — specifically addiction and depression —might be
Strategic Initiative #1: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Most adult mental and substance use disorders manifest before age 25, and many of the same risk and protective factors affect physical health. The focus on preventing mental health and substance use disorders and related problems among children, adolescents, and young adults is critical to the Nation’s behavioral and physical health now and in the future.
Meth use linked to Parkinson's: Study
Parkinson's disease occurs when not enough dopamine — a chemical produced by the brain is generated. Previous animal-based studies have shown amphetamine use causes damage to the part of the brain responsible for dopamine production.
Teeth Grinding Linked to Sleep Apnea
There is a high prevalence of nocturnal teeth grinding, or bruxism, in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), particularly in Caucasians. New research presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that nearly 1 in 4 patients with OSA suffers from nighttime teeth grinding; this seems to be especially more prevalent in men and in Caucasians compared with other ethnic groups.Physicians (ACCP), found that nearly 1 in 4 patients with OSA suffers from nighttime teeth grinding; this seems to be especially more prevalent in men and in Caucasians compared with other ethnic groups.
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