Increased Risk Of Suicide Among Veterans With Bipolar Disorder – Part 3 of 3
Since bipolar malady was most likely to be associated with suicide, “this makes bipolar disorder particularly appropriate for targeted intervention efforts or attempts to improve medication adherence,” the researchers wrote. The bone up found that many veterans with psychiatric conditions weren’t identified by the VA health system.
So “This could be owing to stigma, which may have made individuals less likely to report their mental health symptoms to physicians, an purport that could be more pronounced among men with military experience,” the researchers wrote. “These findings highlight the importance of improved identification, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric diagnoses (particularly bipolar disorder, depression, corporeality use disorders and schizophrenia) of all health care system users” valley. The study appears in the November issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry.
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Increased Risk Of Suicide Among Veterans With Bipolar Disorder – Part 2 of 3
During that time, 7684 of the veterans committed suicide. Slightly half of them had at least one psychiatric diagnosis. All of the psychiatric conditions included in the observe – depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and other uneasiness disorders – were associated with increased risk of suicide.
And “In men, the risk of suicide was greatest for those with bipolar disorder, followed by depression, substance abuse disorders, schizophrenia, other apprehension disorders and PTSD,” the researchers wrote. “In women, the greatest risk of suicide was found in those with substance abuse disorders, followed by bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD and other anxiety disorders”.
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Increased Risk Of Suicide Among Veterans With Bipolar Disorder – Part 1 of 3
Increased Risk Of Suicide Among Veterans With Bipolar Disorder. Military veterans with psychiatric illnesses are at increased chance for suicide, says a new study. The greatest jeopardize is among males with bipolar disorder and females with substance abuse disorders, according to the researchers at the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Healthcare System and the University of Michigan. Overall, bipolar confusion (the least common diagnosis at 9 percent) was more strongly associated with suicide than any other psychiatric condition.
The researchers examined the psychiatric records of more than three million veterans who received any paradigm of care at a VA facility in 1999 and were still alive at the beginning of 2000. The patients were tracked for the next seven years.
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Scientists Are Researching The Causes Of The Inability To Read – Part 3 of 3
The findings are based on functional MRI (fMRI) brains scans, which gauge brain activity by charting changes in blood flow and oxygen. The research team used two sophisticated analytical techniques to try to bait out what was happening in study participants’ brains as they listened to different sounds of speech and then performed a simple test. Studies like this one, based on fMRI, have proved useful in the “real world,” said Ben Shifrin, fault president of the International Dyslexia Association in Baltimore.
So “These fMRI studies have helped us improve interventions for children,” said Shifrin, who is also head of the Jemicy School in Baltimore, which specializes in educating kids with language-based scholarship disorders. One example is that it’s now clear that the “intensity” of the instruction – more hours per day – is important in children’s progress. Shifrin said it’s not clear how these latest findings could be translated into practical use. But “we know that these types of studies can end up having direct effects in the classroom”.
In extensive there’s been a move toward more “collaboration” between the scientists studying learning disorders and the educators in the field. “We need even more of that,” Shifrin suggested. “For years, it used to be that the neuroscientists were working in the lab and not talking to educators going here. That’s changing”. More word The International Dyslexia Association has more information on dyslexia.
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Scientists Are Researching The Causes Of The Inability To Read – Part 2 of 3
And “We show that the poop – the data – on the server itself is intact, but the connection to access this information is too slow or degraded”. And what does that all mean? It’s too soon to tell, said Boets. First of all this review used one form of brain imaging to study a small group of adult university students. But dyslexia normally begins in childhood.
And it’s possible that the “intact” phonetic representations in these adults took longer to bloom and might not have been apparent when they were children. Even if children with dyslexia have the same underlying brain issue seen in this study, it’s not clear how that could be used in managing kids’ reading difficulties. According to Boets, the “most established” detail to help children with dyslexia is through instruction on the smallest sounds of speech (called phonemes) and how each corresponds to letters.
And the good report is that those types of tactics should help strengthen the brain connections that seemed to be impaired in this study. Still, “it is not inconceivable,” he added, that these results could be used to develop more-refined therapies that try to null in on specific brain connections. He pointed to non-invasive magnetic stimulation of certain brain areas as an example – though that is only speculation for now.
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Scientists Are Researching The Causes Of The Inability To Read – Part 1 of 3
Scientists Are Researching The Causes Of The Inability To Read. Glitches in the connections between specific brain areas may be at the root of the common learning confusion dyslexia, a new study suggests. It’s estimated that up to 15 percent of the US population has dyslexia, which impairs people’s ability to read. While it has long been considered a brain-based disorder, scientists have not agreed exactly what the issue is.
The new findings, reported in the Dec 6, 2013 issue of Science, suggest the blame lies in faulty connections between the brain’s storage elbow-room for speech sounds and the brain regions that process language. The results were surprising, said lead researcher Bart Boets, because his team expected to find a different problem. For more than 40 years many scientists have concern that dyslexia involves defects in the brain’s “phonetic representations” – which refers to how the basic sounds of your native language are categorized in the brain.
But using sensitive wisdom imaging techniques, Boets and colleagues found that was not the case in 23 dyslexic adults they studied. The phonetic representations in their brains were just as “intact” as those of 22 adults with normal reading skills. Instead, it seemed that in rank and file with dyslexia, language-processing areas of the brain had difficulty accessing those phonetic representations. “A relevant metaphor might be the comparison with a computer network,” said Boets, of the Leuven Autism Research Consortium in Belgium.
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New Genetic Marker For Autism And Schizophrenia – Part 2 of 2
We believe it also may increase risk for other psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder”. He and his colleagues bang their findings in the Nov 4, 2010 online edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics.
Identification of this new genetic marker for autism and schizophrenia stemmed from charge with about 23000 patients diagnosed with autism, developmental delay, intellectual disability or schizophrenia, 24 of whom had the chromosome 17 deletion. By contrast, among a pool of nearly 52500 hale patients, none were found to be missing the genetic material, the investigators reported 40sal ke anti na 20sal ka larka ko chodi ka lia. The authors noted that prior research had established that a mutation in one of the 15 missing genes in the newly identified sequence is a cause of both renal cysts and diabetes syndrome.
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