Amnesia in Korsakoff's syndrome
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...amnesic patient H.M.?" Nature Reviews Neuroscience 3 (2): 153–160 Downes, J., Mayes, A. R., MacDonald, C. and Hunkin, N., M. (2002). Temporal order memory in patients with Korsakoff's syndrome and medial temporal amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 40(7): 853-61. Eysenck, M., W. and Keane, M., T. (2005). Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook. Hove, UK: Psychology Press. Kolb, B. and Whishaw, Q. (2003). Fundamentals of human neuropsychology. New York: Worth Publishers Smith, E. and Kosslyn, S., M. (2007). Cognitive Psychology: Mind and Brain. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.... ? Bilateral Medial Temporary Lobectomy and Korsakoff Syndrome Amnesia...
Anterograde Amnesia in 50 First Dates
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...amnesia. Forgetful Lucy and Anterograde Amnesia Anterograde amnesia is the failure to learn and store experiences encountered after a trauma. In the story, Lucy had a car accident a year prior to his encounter with Henry Roth that resulted in a fictional type of anterograde amnesia called the Goldfield Syndrome. From then on she lost the ability to remember, and her mindset goes back to the day before the trauma while she sleeps. It is proposed that a regular facet of anterograde amnesia is damage to part of an extended hippocampal system that consist of the hippocampus, the formix, the mammillary bodies, and the anterior... ? Anterograde Amnesia in 50 First s First Middle Initial, al Affiliation...
Amnesia
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...amnesia is Korsakoff’s syndrome, a disorder that is associated with chronic alcoholism. This disorder results from thiamine deficiency hence reducing the brain ability to metabolize glucose. As a result, the brain cells shrink hence reducing their functional efficiency. Patients suffering from anterograde amnesia manifest symptoms such as inability to learn new skills, acquisition of new personality behaviors such as apathy and confabulation. In reality, anterograde amnesia affects greatly alcohol abusers, mainly men of ages between 45 to 65 years. In addition, the Korsakoff’s syndrome has also been shown to affect younger... Amnesia Human brain is termed as one of the most important body organs...
Amnesia
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...amnesia which they define as severe impairment of memory without any demonstrable neurological cause or lesion. These cases are those of functional amnesia and these differ from neurologic syndromes of amnesia in that personal life histories and details are affected... Paper assignment: Amnesia Introduction Quite commonly, organic brain damage leads to disturbances in memory. However, there is of functional amnesia in the literature, where no organic or anatomical lesions have been described. It is already known that brain states are influenced by environment and life circumstances to a great extent. If memory reflects a state and function of the brain, it has been amply demonstrated through clinical...
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...amnesia. Forgetful Lucy and Anterograde Amnesia Anterograde amnesia is the failure to learn and store experiences encountered after a trauma. In the story, Lucy had a car accident a year prior to his encounter with Henry Roth that resulted in a fictional type of anterograde amnesia called the Goldfield Syndrome. From then on she lost the ability to remember, and her mindset goes back to the day before the trauma while she sleeps. It is proposed that a regular facet of anterograde amnesia is damage to part of an extended hippocampal system that consist of the hippocampus, the formix, the mammillary bodies, and the anterior... Anterograde Amnesia in 50 First s First Middle Initial, al Affiliation...
Neurophysiological Basis of Amnesia
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...amnesia can be taught a new skill, such as how to play a game or how to write backwards. The next day, the amnesic individual will claim to have no memory of the prior session, but when asked to try executing the skill, can often perform quite well - indicating that some memories have been formed.” (Myers, 2006) The opposing condition, retrograde amnesia occurs – typically due to damage to the hippocampus, which damages older memories. The patient have no difficulty in acquiring new memories... ? Neurophysiological Basis of Amnesia Within the spectrum of memory and cognitive disorders, there can be both organic and psychological causes. The lines between the two can blur easily. There are dissociative...
Memory and Amnesia
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...Amnesia Introduction Amnesia is used to refer to a general loss of memory in both common usage and scientific terminology. In itself amnesia is a rather large domain and has been further subdivided into a number of different categories for classification. A human being’s memory is divided into multiple portions that are distributed as per the limbic system. Amnesia can be attributed to any cause that interferes with the regular operation of the limbic system and hence causes a loss of memory or amnesia. The various functional causes of amnesia could be psychological factors, psychoanalytic triggers such as various kinds of defense mechanisms. While these episodes of amnesia continue... ?Memory and...
KlverBucy syndrome
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...amnesia. In cases where the entire temporal lobe has been damaged, the patient is also likely to become aphasic because Wernicke's area has been affected. Conclusion: The Kluver Bucy syndrome is not diagnostically specific; the symptom complex may also be seen with head trauma, Alzheimer's disease, and Pick's disease... Kluver - Bucy syndrome Kluver - Bucy Syndrome Epidem: Rare Sx: Full syndrome contains "psychic blindness," "hypermetamorphosis," "hyperorality," and "hypersexuality". Definition: A constellation of symptoms resulting from bilateral temporal lobectomy in humans and monkeys that include decreased fear and aggression (flattened emotions), the tendency to identif...
Carpenter Syndrome
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...Syndrome Research Literature “The Carpenter syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by craniosynostosis, polysyndactyly, obesity, and hypogonadism” (Frias, Felman and Rosenbloom 191). Typically, the preaxial polydactyly of the feet is a symptom of the disorder, although it has been argued that it is not an absolute requirement for a diagnose of Carpenter syndrome, which allows a comorbid diagnosis that includes Summitt and Goodman syndromes within the clinical spectrum of Carpenter’s (Rice 100). The most common craniofacial deformity found in Carpenter syndrome patients is a tower-spaded skull, which is known... as craniosynostosis. The obesity characteristic of...
Down Syndrome
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...syndrome. The world has had a series of challenges as far as medical health is the concern. Arguably, it cannot be dispensed that health related disorders remain one of the issues of serious concern for most health experts, as well as the general population since it affects everyone. As humans struggle through the ever increasing myriad of challenges, one thing they have to content with being, that genetic related diseases pose a significant threat to human survival. As such, genetic disorders comprise of various diseases that affect all age groups be it young, or old Genes, (Hindley 67). Currently, cure for genetic disorders remains to be one of the current issues of concern... as it is the...
Down Syndrome
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...syndrome Down syndrome Introduction Chromosomes are the basic unit of cells which contain the organized form of DNA in a coiled form. These chromosomes undergo different type of abnormalities during the genesis of human beings. Chromosomes are units which are transferred from parent to offspring through different processes. In certain cases this transfer is not successful and this leads to chromosomal abnormalities. These abnormalities occur due to different reasons such as radiations or chemicals. Primary abnormalities in the chromosomal structure are related to four classes which are deletions, inversions, translocations and ring chromosome. In this assignment the particular emphasis would...
Ripley Syndrome
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...Syndrome In our environment, it’s not all we see, that is actually what is there. Appearances are often deceptive. People appearing to live a small kind of life are sometimes great individual. The way people are dressed up might not actually depict the kind of person they are and personality is often faked. All these highlight towards an expression of different idea or personality from what people see us to be. The issue surrounding the Ripley syndrome is that of different personality from what a person should portray. Ripley syndrome is considered to be one of the several pervasive developmental disorders which remain unclear, controversial and not fully understood pervasive... 10 August Ripley...
Down Syndrome
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...Syndrome Down syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder that hampers the mental andphysical development of those afflicted. It results when an individual has an extra 21st chromosome, i.e. a total of 47 chromosomes, rather than the usual 46 chromosomes. This condition is also known as trisomy 21. In those born with DS, the extra chromosome interrupts the normal growth and functioning of cells. Babies born with the syndrome are smaller and have fewer brain cells (Bowman-Kruhm 12). Those suffering from the syndrome are easy to recognize as the disorder manifests itself in a number of physical ways, altering the outward appearance of those suffering from it. They tend to appear short and heavy... ? 12 April Down...
Metabolic Syndrome
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...Syndrome submitted Metabolic syndrome (MetS) consists of pathological conditions that involve arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and visceral adiposity, which lenience the progress of cardiovascular diseases. Metabolic syndrome is increasing in first and third world nations, in both male and female and in adults and children. The prevalence of MetS depends on the measures applied to establish inclusion and the composition of the targeted population (ethnicity, age, race, sex). The most used criteria are those of the NCEP-ATP III, and IDF. According to the research carried out on US residents using the NCEP-ATP III standards, the unadjusted and age-adjusted prevalence... ? Metabolic...
Metabolic Syndrome
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...Syndrome due: Concept map Genetic factors, poor diet, inadequate exercise Adipose cell enlargement & infiltration of macrophages into adipose tissue Release of proinflammatory cytokines Adipose tissue dysfunction & insulin resistance Inadequate insulin production & beta cell dysfunction Obesity related insulin resistance Increase in free fatty acid levels & changes in insulin distribution Abnormalities in insulin secretion, insulin signaling, improved glucose disposal, proinflammatory cytokines The symptoms presented by the patient reveal that he is suffering from Metabolic Syndrome. Diagnosis of this condition was based on his laboratory exam... Metabolic...
Koro Syndrome
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...Syndrome Introduction Depersonalization is a strange feeling in which a person may experience an alien feeling of unreality and peculiarity about themselves. They can even feel their body to be radically changing in somewhat bizarre manner. These kinds of experiences are quite common in our society. Gentle forms of “out-of-the-body” experiences generally fall within the dissociative disorder categories. In different parts of the world, there have been proofs of various disorders that have been marked as instances of de-personalization, which differs greatly from those typically seen in the West. For example, there has been the existence of varied anxiety...
Asperger Syndrome
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...SYNDROME Asperger Syndrome SCHOOL In 1944, Asperger syndrome, a neuro-developmental disorder, was d after Austrian physician, Hans Asperger. Asperger syndrome is under the categorization of Autism Spectrum Disorder or Pervasive Developmental Disorder. The brain functioning of an Asperger syndrome individual develops at a usual range but with marked deficits in social interaction and communication. Asperger syndrome, which is more prevalent in boys, is rarely diagnosed and often mistaken as high-functioning autism. Because the cause is uncertain, there is no precise remedy for the disorder. Treatment approaches are primarily for improvement, rehabilitation and education... on appropriate...
Usher syndrome
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...Syndrome Usher syndrome refers to a deaf-blindness condition. Patients with Usher syndrome have hearing loss and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RPis characterized by difficulty in balance, loss of peripheral vision, night blindness, retinal degeneration, and finally “tunnel vision” (National Institutes of Health, 2011). Usher syndrome accounts for fifty percent of deafness and blindness cases. It occurs in 1 of 23,000 births in the US (Boughman, Vernon, & Shaver, 1983), and 1 in 12,500 in Germany (Otterstedde, Spandau, Blankenagel, Kimberling, & Reisser, 2001). Other countries have reported prevalence within this range. Usher syndrome is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder; symptoms... of...
Compartment Syndrome
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...Syndrome, when encountered for the first time may seem like a difficult concept to understand. Even with the bulk of the medical dictionaries, encyclopedias and even internet articles citing medical phrases and jargon, only a select few could understand, thus, it is no wonder that the bulk of the population scratch their heads in confusion when faced with such medical terms. The purpose of this paper therefore is to present the topic of Compartment Syndrome in the clearest and simplest way possible while maintaining to be concise. That way, the term may be understood by readers who have little or no medical background at all. Any medical phrases seen or read in this paper... The term Compartment...
Usher Syndrome
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...Syndrome Usher syndrome refers to a deaf-blindness condition. Patients with Usher syndrome have hearing loss and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is characterized by difficulty in balance, loss of peripheral vision, night blindness, retinal degeneration, and finally “tunnel vision” (National Institutes of Health, 2011). Usher syndrome accounts for fifty percent of deafness and blindness cases. It occurs in 1 of 23,000 births in the US (Boughman, Vernon, & Shaver, 1983), and 1 in 12,500 in Germany (Otterstedde, Spandau, Blankenagel, Kimberling, & Reisser, 2001). Other countries have reported prevalence within this range. Usher syndrome is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder; symptoms... Usher Syndrome ...
Down syndrome
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...syndrome Down Syndrome Inserts His/Her Inserts Grade Inserts 24 April 2009 At the beginning of the 20th century, the field of chromosomal disorders was subject to several diverse influences. First, the work of John Langdon Down, gave language development and academic potential cardinal roles in the classification of the children with such disorders. The idiot-imbecile-moron stratification was based largely on levels of language usage: the idiot, mostly mute; the imbecile, limited to a few words for common objects; and the moron, capable of short, focused sentences to express his needs. Currently, severe Down's syndrome is considered to be the result of a major disorder... of the central...
Down syndrome
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...syndrome According to March Dimes Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Genetics have found that Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition which involves a number of birth defects (par 1). Down syndrome is characterized with intellectual inability which might be evident in facial appearance, heart defects as well as other health challenges on people suffering from the defect. Studies provide that the severity of Down syndrome disorders might vary from one individual to another. This article is a summary of the causes of Down syndrome. The pattern of prevalence of Down syndrome Medical studies have classified Down syndrome as one of the most prevalent birth defects... ....
Metabolic Syndrome
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...Syndrome submitted Metabolic syndrome (MetS) consists of pathological conditions that involve arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and visceral adiposity, which lenience the progress of cardiovascular diseases. Metabolic syndrome is increasing in first and third world nations, in both male and female and in adults and children. The prevalence of MetS depends on the measures applied to establish inclusion and the composition of the targeted population (ethnicity, age, race, sex). The most used criteria are those of the NCEP-ATP III, and IDF. According to the research carried out on US residents using the NCEP-ATP III standards, the unadjusted and age-adjusted prevalence... Metabolic...
Scopolamine Reseacrh Paper
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...amnesia during labour and to control maniacal states. It had earned a reputation as a lie detector during world war II. Its amnesic and depressant action was believed to put the subject off guard in the face of sustained interrogation and sleep deprivation so that he come out with the truth (Tripathi... ? "Scopolamine" Introduction Scopolamine is an alkaloid responsible for inducing anticholinergic effects. Scopolamine is used as a sedative to control vomiting and in ophthalmology for the dilatation of pupils, essential during the eye examination, while scopolamine transdermal is utilized in motion sickness. Scopolamine is a tropane alkaloid of plant origin, belongs to the Solanaceae (nightshade) family...
Down Syndrome
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...syndrome Down syndrome is a medical problem characterized by different impairment degrees in communication and social interaction skills, as well as stereotyped, repetitive, and restricted behavior patterns. Most of the children affected by this condition are not able to combine words into meaning by normal age, and in some cases others are able either to repeat same phrases or words over and over or just speak single words only. A number of studies have indicated that Down syndrome can affect considerably the progress of children in their social, academic, and personal development especially within a standard environment where other...
Asperger's syndrome
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...syndrome For many people, the disorder is unknown or people have very little knowledge about the disorder, thus, provides the need to understand the Asperger syndrome disorder from the definition and the genesis of the disorder. The Asperger's syndrome belongs to a group of neurodevelopment disorders, characterized as one of the autism spectrum disorders. The affected people have behavioral difficulties and use much of the sign language thus end up developing social patterns of interactions that can be difficult to understand, International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (1973). The Asperger's syndrome came into existence after one Australian pediatrician Dr... ? Aspergers...
Tourette Syndrome
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...syndrome Introduction Tourette's syndrome is described in much of the literature as an inherited tic disorder. (Merck, 2001). However, other recent literature indicates that only 50 to 70% of the diagnosed cases are hereditary (Meyers, 1998). Research suggests the remainder of the cases, acquired Tourette's syndrome (or Tourettism), might be related to several things including environmental, infectious, and psychosocial factors. Stell, Thickbroom, and Mastaglia (1995, p.729) relate Tourettism to "inflammatory, toxic, metabolic, and structural lesions of the central gray matter of the brainstem." Meyers (1998) reports "a growing number of children have been identified with stimulant induced... Tourette...
Asperser Syndrome
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...Syndrome (AS) Aspergers Syndrome (AS) It is without doubt that most education sectors face numerouschallenges posed by diverse students and pupils who enter the learning institutions with divergent problems and capabilities. A professional teacher with much interest in the successful execution of total quality services and responsibilities to students needs to analyze and learn his/her learners. Understanding each learner provides a clear field for total and equal delivery of services to all learners. Understanding of students and pupils by particular teachers is equally significant in repairing relation and socialization of different learners. Aspergers Syndrome is one such disorder... ? Asperser...
Cushing's Syndrome
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...syndrome Teacher               Cushing’s syndrome is an uncommon disease caused by hypercortisolism that arises from the overactivity of the adrenal glands, the overproduction of ACTH by the pituitary gland, the excess in the CRH secretion of the hypothalamus, and other factors. The excessive cortisol weakens the immune system and causes a variety of symptoms and complications unless it is remedied by the surgical removal of the tumor. Cushing’s syndrome also occurs in dogs and horses and is managed in similar ways as the human type. Moreover, the key to the management of the disease in both humans and animals involves proper medication, development of a healthy lifestyle and a strict... ? Cushing’s...
Asperger Syndrome
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...Syndrome of Asperger Syndrome A few years ago, the television program, Boston Legal, had a young lawyer named Jerry Epsenson, who was nicknamed “Hands” by another character, Denny Crane, because he always had his hands down at his sides. Epsenson never shook hands with people and he did not interact well with others. He also did not keep eye contact with individuals and was easily frustrated when attempting to get his words across to others. He occasionally had outbursts of temper and he showed no emotion when something happened to a firm member. He also often talked about nothing in particular, but would continue on a train of thought while others groaned at having to listen to him. Jerry... ? Asperger...
Tourettes Syndrome
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...Syndrome Affiliation History of Tourette syndrome Tourette syndrome is a hereditary neurological complication that starts at childhood. It is characterized by the presence of several physical tics and one vocal tics. The person who discovered the diseases is called Jean-Martin Charcot. The discovery was done between 1825 and 1893. The possibility movement done in 1918-1926 led to several epidemic of tic disorder. Further research done in 1972 indicated that Tourettes is a neurological disorder rather than a psychological disorder. In 1990, there were existed new views of Tourettes emergence in which adverse environmental and biological vulnerability are the key factors that catalyze... the...
Syndrome X
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...Syndrome X..2 Literature Review ...........................4 Dietary approaches towards the treatment of Syndrome X.6 Mediterranean Diet..7 Dietary approach to stop hypertension (DASH)..8 Low Carbohydrate Diet...9 Nutraceutical approaches towards the treatment of Syndrome X..11 Discussions ....................................18 Conclusion...................................24 Bibliography. .................................26 Abstract Syndrome X or metabolic syndrome is increasingly affecting people across the globe... TABLE OF CONTENTS ..........................................................................................................ii Introduction....1 Various Approaches Towards Treatment of Sy...
Aspergers Syndrome
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...Syndrome Aspergers syndrome is a behavioral condition that is more prevalent in school-aged children especially boys. The major characteristic of this condition is the inability of an individual to integrate and interact with others socially due to communication problems. Most people often do not understand this condition and might deem persons suffering from this condition as mentally ill or ignorant. This paper discusses the occurrence and history of Aspergers syndrome, causes of the disorder, diagnosis as well as its treatment and management. Introduction Aspergers syndrome, also referred to as Aspergers disorder, is a persistent developmental disorder (a range of behavioral disorders... Aspergers...
Turner Syndrome
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...syndrome Turner syndrome is a chromosome abnormality condition d after Henry Turner, endocrinologist , where the females lack or abnormalities in the part or entire sex chromosome, scientifically called monosomy x (Tohem, Tsuang & Goodwin, 2006). A normal human being has 46 chromosomes, two of which are sex chromosomes (Morgan, T. (2007). Boys have x chromosome from their mothers and Y chromosomes from the fathers, while girls have double x chromosomes from both the parents. This condition is rare with an average of 1 to 5000 females; however, this does not call for its underrating. The condition has various symptoms, some of which are physical while the rest are biological... ? Diagnosis of Turner...
Metabolic Syndrome
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...syndrome History Metabolic syndrome is a complex of conditions which prove to be a risk factor for the development of Cardiovascular Diseases. Metabolic syndrome can be traced back to the findings of a renowned physician named Jean Vague. He found out that obesity was directly related to the metabolic disorders of the body. But these metabolic disorders were not related to the abnormalities of the cardiovascular system at that time. Gerald Phillips later on found out that the aspects of ageing, obesity, and diabetes were directly related to heart diseases. It was then in 1988 that Reaven found out a connection between hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and the cardiovascular... ?Metabolic...
CUSHING'S SYNDROME
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...syndrome Cushings syndrome Some conditions have significant impact in the population when they occur in society. One of such conditions is Cushings syndrome. This is a rare condition that happens when there is surplus cortisol in the body (Nieman, 2013). Cortisol is a hormone that plays a significant role in a person life. The hormone helps in responding to stressful situation and influences body tissues. The condition is more common in women as compared to men and occurs between the 20 and 40 years (Nieman, 2013). The condition is caused by cortisol-like medications or by a tumor (Nieman, 2013). The paper will cover the symptoms and diagnostic procedure to evaluate for Cushings syndrome... Cushings...
Savant syndrome.
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...syndrome, due to its unusual nature, has attracted the attention and efforts of researchers from all over the world. However, the field of psychology has not been able to completely understand the etiology of the condition till now. Savant syndrome can be defined as a “rare condition in which persons with various developmental disabilities have abilities that are remarkable considering their handicap (called ‘talented savants’) to those rarer individuals whose brilliance would be spectacular even in normal person (called ‘prodigious savant’) (Sousa, 2003, p. 225). The definition clarifies that individuals suffering from savant syndrome suffer... ? Critical analysis of the of the Introduction Savant...
TOURETTE SYNDROME
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...Syndrome Tourette Syndrome Tourette Syndrome (TS) belongs to obsessive-compulsive disorders characterized by bodily dysfunctions or sensations. TS is a chronic disease and usually present for the duration of a persons life. Tourette Syndrome is defined as: “a neurological disorder characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics lasting for more than one year” (Tourettes Syndrome Association 2007). Patients with TS have a higher incidence of tics and other neurological soft signs. “A tic is “a rapid and involuntary movement or vocalization” (Tourettes Syndrome Association 2007). The purpose of the paper is to identify and describe the most typical causes and symptoms of TS... Running Head Tourette Syndrome ...
Bloom syndrome
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...syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs due to the inability to conserve the genomic structure of the body (Cohen, 2004). The mishap in genetics comes because of crossovers of sister chromosomes; the syndrome is brought by autosomal resseciveness of BML gene (Cohen, 2004). Bloom disease predisposes individuals to cancer as it causes pro activity in suppressor cells that alters the division of cells to a hyperactive state (Cox, 2009). This disease is common amongst the Jews; the casualties appear short in stature and are sensitive to sunlight. The study of the journal considered purposed to establish... ? A Double Holliday Junction Dissolvasome Comprising BLM, Topoisomerase III alpha, and BLAP75 Bloom...
Dawn Syndrome
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...SYNDROME Down Syndrome Insert         Insert Grade Insert 15 January Down Syndrome Introduction Establishing the exact history of Down syndrome may not be easy, but one fact that indicates the disease has a long history is that, Down syndrome originates from a common error in a primary life process (Evans-Martin, 2009). This aspect alone makes it possible to predict that Down syndrome has existed as far as humans beings have lived on this earth. However, before discovery of Down syndrome, human society in the past used to put Down syndrome victims together with those individuals exhibiting intellectual disabilities and those suffering from diverse kinds of mental illnesses... ?Running head: DOWN SYNDROME ...
Down's Syndrome
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...syndrome Down’s syndrome occurs due to trisomy of chromosome 21 in the child that is three copies of the chromosome are inherited by the babyduring conception. The condition therefore has genetic origins and it cannot have a cure. Nevertheless there are treatments which can greatly help the children with downs syndrome to overcome their physical, cognitive and medical problems. Down’s condition is not a disease but a syndrome that comes with a myriad of various different health problems. For example people suffering from Down’s syndrome often has complications in their thyroid and therefore they need medications that can substitute for the deficiency. Similarly anti-seizure drugs... are...
Asperger's Syndrome
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...Syndrome Introduction Asperger syndrome (AS) has received relatively little attention in American special education until recently. Not until 1994, did the disorder become a separate classification of developmental disorders in the American Psychiatric Association's Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) (Klin, McPartland, & Volkmar, 88). The diagnosis rate of Asperger syndrome appears to be increasing. Recognition of Asperger syndrome as a specific disorder combined with the increase in diagnosis of the disorder places greater responsibility on those who work with and treat those individuals with the disorder to more fully understand and meet their special needs. History... ,...
Asperger's Syndrome
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...Syndrome Introduction Asperger syndrome (AS) has received relatively little attention in American special education until recently. Not until 1994, did the disorder become a separate classification of developmental disorders in the American Psychiatric Associations Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) (Klin, McPartland, & Volkmar, 88). The diagnosis rate of Asperger syndrome appears to be increasing. Recognition of Asperger syndrome as a specific disorder combined with the increase in diagnosis of the disorder places greater responsibility on those who work with and treat those individuals with the disorder to more fully understand and meet their special needs. History... must...
Asperger syndrome
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...Syndrome Asperger syndrome Introduction Asperger syndrome abbreviated as AS is a condition under the Pervasive developmental disorder(PDD) umbrella that influences immense social interaction difficulties and non-verbal communication with those affected by the condition exhibiting repetitive behavioral patterns. AS is a contrary condition as compared to the other Pervasive developmental disorders as because of there is the retention of cognitive development and those with this condition also maintain their linguistic. Asperger syndrome is a lifelong disability that may progress into adulthood in which it may affect the way that these adults relate to other people and their way of processing... ? Asperger...
Serotonin syndrome
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...Syndrome [Pick the Serotonin syndrome, first mentioned in 1959 in a patient with tuberculosis, was not given much research space till much later and was even for a long time considered to be a disease restricted to animals. But since its presence first reported in man in 1982, the disease has been much investigated and has been found to be a potentially life threatening disease. The disease is iatrogenic, caused by administration of a combination of drugs or overdose of a single drug. The symptoms withdraw immediately post discontinuation of causative drugs, usually within 24 hrs and medication may be needed only in cases of severe complication. The determining factor in disease management... Serotonin...
Williams Syndrome
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...Syndrome (WS) Twenty missing genes can have a devastating effect on the lives of people. This is what is true with people who have Williams Syndrome (WS). A Gloria Lenhoff, for example, can't add 5 plus 4, but would remember more than 1,000 songs. A Michael Williams can't go out the door without getting lost, yet can play almost anything. And a Meghan Finn can't tell left from right, but studies music in college (CBS News, 2004). In other words, these are people born with defects and yet, they have plus factors going for them, musicality for one. It is music that can get them through a very tough life, different from the normal lives of others. The brains of people... Hope with Music in Williams...
Asperger's Syndrome
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...syndrome) Introduction Our knowledge on Autism has increased with our enhanced experiences with students with this problem. It is now accepted that many individuals with autism without additional cognitive impairments can be supported in such a way that they can succeed into adult life, even into professions (Attwood, 2000). Even then, individuals with autistic spectrum disorders suffer from lifelong and pervasive disorders. These conditions affect the functioning of the individual almost at all levels. The most significant problem is impairment of communication leading to disorganised and devastating social... Support strategies available to assist the teacher of a child with autism (Asperger's...
TMJ syndrome
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...SYNDROME Institute Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome Temporomandibular joint Syndrome is a pathological condition characterized by restrictions in the normal temporomandibular joint actions accompanied by pain in the joint. This syndrome is not associated with one single cause but may occur due to many different causes. The temporomandibular joint is the joint which is formed between the mandible which is commonly referred to as jaw and the temporal bone which is a bone of the skull. The arterial blood supply of the temporomandibular joint is mainly from the superficial temporal and the maxillary arteries. The venous supply is by the corresponding arteries... ? TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ) SYNDROME ...
Culture Bound Syndrome
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...amnesia, and may forget the events occurred during such an attack, but return to normal once these attacks are over (Edberg, 2012). Perception and impact of this syndrome on the local populace: According to available research on cultural bound syndromes, illnesses falling under this category usually have multiple perspectives with regard to the manner... ?Culture bound syndrome of the syndrome The term culture bound syndrome was initially coined by a psychiatrist - Pow Ming Yap, in the 1960s, based on his observation and studies by other researchers, which described the behavioral syndromes o diseases suffered by locals, which were generally unknown outside their localities. Some researchers have often...
Death Syndrome
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...syndrome (SDS). This notion... Introduction Amid the pressing and widely discussed social problems generated by such notorious diseases as cancer, AIDS, new epidemics like SARS or avian influenza, many of less visible health problems that endanger lives of people may remain largely unnoticed by the public. However, some of such potentially deadly conditions are still far from being fully understood, and therefore, considering the possibility which we will discuss that in reality much more people are susceptible to them than currently thought, beg for their further investigation, and for making the general public aware of them. Among such conditions is what is generally termed as the sudden death syndrome ...
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