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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 minutes, which adds to the sleepless fear. Others suffer from persistent insomnia, but levels are usually manageable. This article describes

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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 in them and therefore make it difficult for other groups to advocate or educate about the real psychopathology of brainwashing.

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What Is Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)?

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a term used to describe a neurological disorder that has similar symptoms. People with POTS feel tired and dizzy when they get up from their seated position, and their heart rate increases significantly. Most people diagnosed with POTS experience dizziness and nausea while standing, as well as nausea and

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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 moves from the cerebral or spinal fluid (SFF) into the bloodstream. Bacterial meningitis is usually more severe and can lead

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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 deliberately damage brain tissue to treat mental illness. Lobotomies have always been controversial and have only been performed in the

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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. This also explains why REM sleep also affects the body in terms of its effects on the heart, brain and

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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 any age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as physical and mental health. People with dystonia

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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 antidepressants, antipsychotics and antidepressants. It is commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental illnesses

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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 during the day, even after sufficient sleep. Night sleep can turn into frequent waking, and drowsiness can persist for a

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What Is Melatonin?

Melatonin is a hormone produced primarily by the hypothalamus, a pea-sized gland located in the middle of the human brain. While some people consider melatonin a sleeping pill, it doesn’t work that way. Darkness triggers the production of melatonin in the hypothalamus and helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm, and sleep-wake cycle. If you disrupt

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