PTSD In The US Military

PTSD is very common among military men and women. Because they are often found in high stress, intense life-or-death situation, they experience traumatic events at a higher rate than the average person. PTSD uses a pathway in the brain that links fear to memories. This system is evolutionarily beneficial so that when we live through…
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Schizophrenia Around The World

Mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, are not always well understood. Records of people with episodes and symptoms similar to schizophrenia date back to Egyptian times. However, there seems to be no difference in prevalence across races, or cultures. The origin or cause of schizophrenia is not known, although a strong genetic component is likely. Although…
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What Is The Cause Of Obesity?

Obesity is a very prevalent problem in the US. Over one third of Americans are obese. Obesity can lead to many health complications such as diabetes and heart diseases. The cause of obesity is very difficult to determine because it is a complicated problem. There are many components including genetics, lifestyle and neurological pathways. Many…
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