Music Therapy: A Possible Treatment For Autism

Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that has increased in number of cases, from 3 in 10,000 in 1970 to 66 in 10,000 in 2002. Genetic factors alone cannot compensate for the level of increase in autism, so there must be some environmental effect. Or perhaps diagnoses for autism has changed. Whatever the cause of…
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Bipolar Disorder And The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mental disorder characterized by changes in mood. BD I has cycles of mania and depression while BD II has cycles of hypomania and depression. In general, the mania cycles are treated with mood stabilizers medication. Antidepressants tend to induce the manic cycles. Based on the effects of treatments like lithium,…
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Autism’s Growing Behavior

Autism is a disease that has affected families around the world and has become an ever-growing problem in the United States. Autism is known as a complex, developmental disability linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person’s life. The condition…
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A True Capstone

Prior to walking into the Neurochemistry 475 classroom for the first time, I merely thought of the class as just a capstone required for graduation. However lazy this may seem, I think it is safe to say that several of my classmates had similar notions. Despite my lack of enthusiasm, I would later find out…
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Alcohol’s Path To Intoxication

Alcohol abuse is an issue of both old and new generations. Leaving not one continent untouched, alcohol raises economic and health issues around the world. Alcohol abuse is a disease that is characterized by a pattern of excessive drinking despite the negative effects of alcohol on the individual’s work, health, legal, educational, and/or social life.…
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