Brain & mental disorder research

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    Link suspected between epilepsy and schizophrenia...
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    Schizophrenia and epilepsy have 'strong link'
    19 September 2011 - Researchers say there could be a genetic overlap in epilepsy and schizophrenia patients.
     
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    i was just talking to myself about this the other d-d-d-day.....~S~
     
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    Interesting.

    I suspect that there are various causes for mental illnesses but all of them are, in the final analysis, based on trauma to the brain of one kind or the other.

    Having worked with people with massive tramas of the brain, and having seen them going through massive changes in personality as a result of these traumatic events, I am convinced that all "mental illness" is the result of deviations from "normal" brain activity.
     
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    Granny says if dey scan Uncle Ferd's brain, all dey gonna see is his fat g/f...
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    Brain Scans Let Computer Reconstruct Movie Scenes
    September 22, 2011 — It sounds like science fiction: While volunteers watched movie clips, a scanner watched their brains. And from their brain activity, a computer made rough reconstructions of what they viewed.
     
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    how do they know the link is not the drugs they use ?
     
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    The "study" relies on data from the Taiwan health insurance data base. The last sentence throws the whole study out when it suggests that the original diagnosis is difficult. It means that the whole study might be based on faulty or erroneous diagnosis by health insurance technicians who have no experience in mental illness. It doesn't even state a conclusion. It says the study "might serve as a guide in further research". It's all B.S. probably thrown out as a filler by the BBC.
     
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    indeed
     
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    Funny.... so were we! :eusa_shhh: Best to keep it on the QT.
     
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    This is news? I've practiced in psychiatry 21 of my 22 years as a nurse. Many, many schizophrenics have seizures. And most of the antipsychotic medications lower the seizure threshold making it increasingly possible for them to have seizures. In the case of a schizoprhenic, you can't stop the medicine just because he/she has a seizure. You have to treat the seizure as a comorbid illness.

    Also, some schizophrenics have actual structural damage to the brain and not just a 'chemical imbalance.' Those with structural damage will tend to be more likely to have seizures.
     
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