On the effects of testosterone on brain behavioral functions

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By Peter Celec, Daniela Ostatníková and Július Hodosy Abstract Testosterone influences the brain via organizational and activational effects. Numerous relevant studies on rodents and a few on humans focusing on specific behavioral and cognitive parameters have been published. The results are, unfortunately, controversial and puzzling. Dosing, timing, even the application [...]

Sleep-Related Eating Disorders

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By R. Robert Auger, MD Abstract Although they share similar features, there are important differences between nocturnal eating syndrome and sleep-related eating disorder, which can be elucidated with a careful history and evaluation. While the former is best characterized as an eating disorder with associated insomnia, the latter is classified [...]

ADHD and Sexual Dysfunction

9:55 am|Categories: ADHD, ADHD - Articles & Weblinks, Mental Health, Mental Health - Articles & Weblinks|

Focusing on sex can pay off By Stephen J. Betchen, D.S.W., is the author of the book Magnetic Partners. ADHD is a neurobiological disorder that is hereditary and lifelong. Approximately 5% of the adult population are said to have it. While many believe it is over-diagnosed in children, it may be under-diagnosed in [...]

Cardiovascular Side Effects of New Antidepressants and Antipsychotics: New Drugs, old Concerns?

9:34 am|Categories: Medical Papers, Mental Health, Mental Health - Articles & Weblinks|

By Pal Pacher and Valeria Kecskemeti Abstract The cardiovascular toxicity of older generation of tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. imipramine, desipramine, amitriptyline, clomipramine) and neuroleptics (e.g. haloperidol, droperidol, thioridazine, pimozide) is well established. These drugs inhibit cardiovascular Na+, Ca2+ and K+ channels often leading to life-threatening arrhythmia. To overcome the toxicity of old [...]

Brain boosting: It’s not just grey matter that matters

6:09 am|Categories: Mental Health, Mental Health - Articles & Weblinks|

By Teal Burrell Inside your head, another brain is hiding in plain sight – one that responds to your cognitive needs and self-heals. It’s time to make the most of your myelin RECENTLY, my friend’s cable TV went out. She fiddled with the box: resetting, unplugging and re-plugging. When that failed, [...]

Asperger’s, Autism & Girls

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By Dr Tony Attwood This DVD offers the most comprehensive presentation yet of the characteristics and reasons why female Aspies fall under the radar in their diagnosis. Dr Attwood covers everything from their ability to camouflage and mimic social behaviours to hide their social confusion to ways their condition may [...]

Safety Skills for Asperger’s Women

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By Liane Holiday Willey, EDD This insightful and inspirational companion for females with Asperger's Syndrome will aid them in negotiating daily struggles and staying safe. It discusses a variety of social situations and issues such as bullying, self-harm, depression, and eating disorders and encourages readers to recognize that they can [...]

Life Behind Glass

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By Wendy Lawson Wendy Lawson has an autism spectrum disorder. Considered to be intellectually disabled and 'almost incapable of doing as she is told' at school, she was later misdiagnosed as schizophrenic - a label that stuck with her for more than 25 years. Her sense of self was then [...]

Aspergirls

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By Rudy Simone Still considered THE book to read on Female Aspergers. Now in Dutch, German, French, Japanese, Italian Chinese and Polish! Gold Medal Winner Sexuality / Relationships Category  2010 IPPY Awards;  Honorable Mention Women's Issues Category 2010 Foreword Review Awards. Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey Order now from Jessica Kingsley Publishers [...]

Pretending to Be Normal

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By Liane Holiday Willey Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an [...]