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Nine years have passed since the first partial face transplant was performed in France but the questions regarding both the physical and psychological ramifications for patients remain. One of my first contributions to Brain Blogger examined the debate surrounding face transplantation, written in 2008 after the completion of the first partial procedure in the United […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such a hard swing with such a loud miss. Lucy truly deserves an A for effort; and in the world of this film, effort probably does start with the letter A. After all, in the world of this movie, 1 plus 1 does not equal 2, life […]
People who experience psychosis have somewhat lower tested intelligence, with a higher proportion of psychotic individuals scoring below the mean score of 100 on IQ tests. But I think that psychosis may impact tested intelligence by lowering it in a spurious way. Essentially, psychosis interferes with cognitive processes, compromising the mental activity of psychotic individuals. […]
What is more important, for a show to be compelling or medically accurate? The answer is not simple. I certainly believe that absurd inaccuracies in medical dramas, as I discussed in last week’s post on House M.D, have helped produce a public that is tragically and dangerously misinformed. However, I know we must not lose […]
Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States and remains one of the leading causes of death. The disease is associated with a myriad of complications and comorbid conditions, but mental health issues are often overlooked. “Diabetes distress” is a relatively new term that describes the psychological manifestations of diabetes management. A recent report […]
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