A Way To Unravel The Mind!

   1 This fall semester I decided to embark on an adventure through the mind by learning about different disorders and disease affecting our brain in the neurochemistry class at Concordia College. Prior to the first day of class, I thought the class was going to be very difficult and boring because of the overwhelming amount…
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What?! Why Is Autism On The Rise?

1 Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interactions and communication and is normally diagnosed between the years of 2-4. However, the number of people diagnosed with autism has been on the rise in recent years. In a news story released by MSNBC on May 29th 2012 1in 88 children are diagnosed with…
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Alcoholism: Is There A Way To Control It?

Alcohol has been around since before the rise of the ancient Egyptian and was used for various reasons which include pleasure, nutrition, medicine rituals, and funerals. However, even in ancient Egypt there are accounts of alcohol abuse being a problem.1 Now fast-forward to today and you can see drinking alcoholic beverages is still popular in…
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Bipolar Disorder: What Is Causing This Mysterious Disorder?

One minute you are overly happy and outgoing believing you can do anything you put your mind to but the next you feel tired, worried, and unexcited about all of the activities you once enjoyed. These polar opposite feelings are commonly experienced by people with bipolar disorder. In my neurochemistry class this week we investigated…
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Concussions: What Are They And Why Are They So Dangerous?

Crash! Bang! “What a hit!” On Sunday every weekend during the fall, football catches our attentions with big, powerful hits between opposing teams. On occasion, players are assisted off the field under suspicion of suffering a head injury from such a hit. More often than not, the announcer informs you that the player will not…
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