Diseases and Disorders

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Men with ADHD are often diagnosed in their childhood, but for girls a diagnosis may not occur until well into adulthood.
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Your selections: Diseases and Disorders
Review this mock case study and determine the ‘patient’s’ diagnosis. Descriptions created from the 8th edition of the Brain Facts book. Part of the Brain Bee prep series.
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As physicians attempt to identify mental illness, they face a diagnostic system that includes nearly 300 disorders. To improve the system, researchers look into genetics.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 13, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 6, 2020.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 160 children worldwide.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 30, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 23, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 16, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 9, 2020.
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With just a flash of light, optogenetics helps scientists turn brain cells on and off. Edward Boyden, one of The Brain Prize 2013 winners, explains.
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Cognitive scientist, Marlene Behrmann, investigates what can be learned about visual perception through injury and disorders.
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Itch, once thought of as a milder form of pain, is now investigated as its own condition with potential treatment on the horizon.
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