What Is Encephalitis?

What Is Encephalitis?

Encephalitis is an acute inflammation (swelling) of the brain, usually caused by a viral infection or the wrong attack on brain tissue by the body’s immune system. Encephalitis can also be caused by problems with … Read more

What Is Fatal Insomnia? 1

What Is Fatal Insomnia?

For a rare group of people, a scary disease called fatal familial insomnia (FFI), sleep deprivation can be fatal. When we lie awake chasing feverish thoughts, our thoughts slow down and tick off the passing … Read more

What Is Brain Washing? 2

What Is Brain Washing?

Brainwashing is also a term used by cults to attack religions, many of which are cult-like in nature, but whose religion differs from the basic dogma of their own. Anti-cult organizations have a cult mentality … Read more

What Is Meningitis? 4

What Is Meningitis?

Meningitis is a condition in which the fluid in the cerebral spine (CSF), the thin membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord, swells. It is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection that … Read more

What Is Lobotomy? 5

What Is Lobotomy?

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, lobotomy (also called leucotomy) is a neurosurgical operation in which the connection between the prefrontal lobe and the brain is severed. It is said to be one of several surgeries that … Read more

What Is Rem Sleep? 6

What Is Rem Sleep?

Rem sleep is characterized by rapid eye movements and closed eyelids. Today we report that the brain can be as active during sleep as it is when awake, and dreams are most vivid during sleep. … Read more

What Is Dystonia? 7

What Is Dystonia?

Dystonia is a disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the legs, arms or other body parts such as the knees, hips and ankles. There are several different forms of dystonia that can affect people of … Read more

What Is Fluoxetine? 8

What Is Fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine (floo – ox – eh – teen) is a commonly prescribed antidepressant and is one of the most common antidepressants available in the US. Fluoxetine is an active ingredient in many prescription drugs, including … Read more

What Is Narcolepsy? 9

What Is Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a genetic disorder caused by a combination of neuropeptides known as hypocretin and orexin in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. The main feature of narcolepsy is excessive and overwhelming sleepiness … Read more