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Should mental illnesses be referred to as "brain diseases"? by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Nov 2009 10:00pm I stumbled across an interesting article in The Behavior Therapist, published by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, titled On the Brain Disease Model of Mental Disorders, by Brett Deacon and James Lickel. The "brain disease" model holds that mental illnesses are biologically-based and are the result of underlying alterations in ... Read on »
Brain disease does not equal stigma reduction by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 19 Sep 2013 6:15am Yesterday, I posted about The Anonymous People and Dawn Farm’s co-sponsorship of an upcoming screening of the film . So…why is this message of recovery so important to stigma reduction? We’ve spent 20 years trying to convince the public that addiction is a brain disease without too much attention to the potential for this messag ... Read on »
Cleveland County NC Deaths linked to rare TSE PRION brain disease ? by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 Feb 2013 10:55am Greetings TSE family, more BSe $$$ God, if they only knew. please see as follows ; Deaths linked to rare brain disease? Two possible cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease were identified in Cleveland County that p ... Read on »
UW Hospital warning 53 patients about possible exposure to rare brain disease by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Jul 2009 11:10pm THU., JUL 23, 2009 - 7:13 PM STATE JOURNAL EXCLUSIVE: UW Hospital warning 53 patients about possible exposure to rare brain disease By DOUG ERICKSON and MARK PITSCH Wisconsin State Journal mhtml:%7B33B38F65-8D2E-434D-8F9B-8BDCD77D3066%7Dmid://00000260/!x-usc:mailto:wsj UW Hospital has told 53 patients they face an “extremely low” ris ... Read on »
A brain disease AND (fill in the blank) by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 19 Sep 2012 10:41am   Schizophrenia (Photo credit: Alaina Abplanalp Photography)   Not addiction related, but a very interesting look at  new directions for treating and understanding schizophrenia .   The article opens by reflecting on where we stand with our attempts to understand the causes:   …the outcome of two decades of ser ... Read on »
ADULT Stem cell therapies for inflammatory brain diseases now possible | News | MS Trust – Information, education, researc by David Granovsky Posted Fri 04 Jun 2010 12:00am 02 June 2010 A team of investigators from the University of California in Irvine (UCI) Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center have recently made important strides in the field of using stem cells as therapies for mitigating the effects of injuries on the central nervous systems. The investigators managed to discover the mech ... Read on »
Losing Your Cat to Brain Disease by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Tue 09 Oct 2012 7:00am Dogpeople, a member of our community, recently related the following sad story   We just lost our otherwise perfectly healthy 5-year-old cat to a Brain Tumor. We are still in shock, and I am truly kicking myself for not noticing any changes prior to her pacing and head pressing that came up this Saturday. We rushed her to [the] emergency depart ... Read on »
LYME IS A BRAIN DISEASE by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:54am By Virginia T. Sherr 7-31-05 Lyme borreliosis is a brain disease as well as a multisystemic disease caused by spirochetal bacteria.* Quite frankly, it is an infection that has been burdened with a thousand inaccurate medical diagnoses. The manner in which the current pandemic of tertiary Lyme disease, neuroborreliosis, has usually been handled ... Read on »
Stem Cell Therapies for Inflammatory Brain Diseases Now Possible by Jeff Pile Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 4:33pm A team of investigators from the (UCI) Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center have recently made important strides in the field of using stem cells as therapies for mitigating the effects of injuries on the central nervous systems. The investigators managed to discover the mechanisms employed by adult neural stem cells, as they navigate ... Read on »
Response to Why Addiction is NOT a Brain Disease by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 16 Nov 2012 12:35pm In a thoughtful post, Marc Lewis questions the disease model of addiction . He doesn’t dismiss it out of hand. He seems to look for ways in which it’s right and useful. It’s accurate in some ways. It accounts for the neurobiology of addiction better than the “choice” model and other contenders. It explains the helplessness addi ... Read on »