mental health

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Altruism in Sorrows of an American

Crystal Leonard's picture

The Neurobiological Underpinnings of Anorexia Nervosa

        The gaunt frame, the lifeless skin and hair, the fidgeting with what little food there is on the plate, these

trademark symptoms alert most people to the fact that someone they know might have anorexia. However,

no one seems to know exactly what causes anorexia or how to treat it. This has been the subject of much

scientific debate recently, and there is evidence that neurobiology plays a part in this disease.

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The Concept of Disability, or, 'perceiving our differences'

The Concept of Disability

Or, perceiving our differences 

 

David Feingold: Evolution


David Alan Feingold:
An Evolving Exploration of Disability

 

Mental Health and the Brain: Working Group, April 13

Mental Health and the Brain Working Group:

April 13th, Alzheimer's Disease (Ryan Golden) & The Nature of the Self (Katie Manning) 
Synopsis and forum for continuing discussion

Thoughts welcomed in the on-line forum below.

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Brain Injury and Mental Health

Brain Injury and
Mental Health

 

Mental Health and the Brain Working Group
March 30th, 2009


Image from the Feingold Gallery

 

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Making Sense of the World (and Oneself)

 

Perception:
From Five Senses Through Synesthesia and Beyond
prepared in association with an exhibit at the Painted Bride
Paul Grobstein
April 2009

 

Mental Health and the Brain: Working Group, March 16

Mental Health and the Brain Working Group:

March 16th, The Significance of Story in the Brain and Mental Health (Paul Grobstein) & Conflicting Stories (Debbie Plotnick)
Synopsis and forum for continuing discussion

Thoughts welcomed in the on-line forum below.

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The Disorder in ADHD Prevalence

ADHD is a disorder that has “a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequently displayed and more severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development”(1). Symptoms are usually seen before the age of 7, and the patient has to show disruption of functioning in 2 environments (eg. Home and school), and have disruption in educational, social or occupational settings. As children are the ones that are usually diagnosed, they can appear fidgety, distracted, hyper and confused. One odd thing about the appearance of the disorder is that at one point or another, children usually look and feel this way. This has led to a hypothesis of over-diagnosing this disorder.
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The Significance of Story in Brain and Mental Health

Background reading

Recent

  • Rachel Reiland, Get Me Out of Here, 2004
  • Pamela Spiro Wagner and Carolyn S. Spiro, Divided Minds, 2005
  • Daniel Tammet, Born on a Blue Day, 2006
  • John Elder Robison, Look Me in the Eye, 2007
  • Howard Dully and Charles Fleming, My Lobotomy, 2007
  • Elyn R. Saks, The Center Cannot Hold, 2007
  • Richard Powers, The Echo Maker, 2006 (fiction)

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