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Schizophrenia Diagnosis Via Epigenetic Changes In Blood

Schizophrenia Diagnosis Via Epigenetic Changes In Blood | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In a new study, researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have identified epigenetic changes - known as DNA methylation - in the blood of patients with schizophrenia.
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Health Psychology and Heart Disease

Health Psychology and Heart Disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Health psychology and heart disease seem to go hand in hand. Why? Because heart disease, as well as other diseases that we suffer, are influenced by our attitudes and belief systems.

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The Brain’s Border Patrol – Blood Brain Barrier

The blood brain barrier (BBB) forms a tight security gateway between blood vessels and brain tissue. Blood flow throughout the brain is crucial to deliver the oxygen and nutrients required for the brain to function properly.

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Blood pressure drug effective for treating PTSD-related nightmares

Blood pressure drug effective for treating PTSD-related nightmares | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Mayo Clinic researchers this week will announce the use of the blood pressure drug prazosin as an effective treatment to curb post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related nightmares.
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Sydni Werksman's comment, February 19, 2014 9:49 AM
5. Prazosin was used to help patients with PTSD. It showed that the drug worked well and took affect immediately. Within days to weeks some patients had reoccuring nightmares when the medicine wore off says Simon King M.D.(Mayo Clinic 2012). Prazosin is a hypertension medication that's been used,following research that began a decade ago by some Veterans Administration hospitals to treat PTSD related nightmares(Mayo Clinic 2012)
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Could Alzheimer’s disease be diagnosed with a simple blood test?

Could Alzheimer’s disease be diagnosed with a simple blood test? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Spanish researchers, led by Pedro Carmona from the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia in Madrid, have uncovered a new promising way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease more accurately.
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