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What factors influence the memorization in a young adult?

Memory is a complex cognitive function which relies on several neuronal pathways. Without wanting to go into too much details, the process of memorization is dependent on three different steps: ...
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Difference between having severe social anxiety and Social Anxiety Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), also known as the DSM, is the guide for any psychological disorders, and the DSM-5 which is the current version (...
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Is Tourrettes considered a condition requiring medication?

The severity of Tourette's varies from person to person and can range from mild, requiring no treatment, to severe, requiring medication and/or behavioral therapy. The tics that are the hallmark of ...
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Ritalin/Concerta/Methylphenidate is an amphetamine?

The Adderall vs. Ritalin page on Rx List gives the answer. Both Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) and Ritalin (methylphenidate) are central nervous system stimulants used to treat ...
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Clonazepam and pregnancy

This is an issue for which YOU NEED to have a risks-benefits discussion with a doctor. Only they can help guide you whether to continue the medication or not, as there may be risks either way. I am ...
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Why would ECT be done without anasthesia?

Was ECT done while being awake in 78? What about 2000 and what about now? Generally speaking no - the ECT done in Requiem for a Dream is the older so-called "unmodified" form where anesthesia and ...
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Does hyperthyroidism affect serotonin levels?

Thyroid function and serotonin activity are highly linked. Serotonin stimulates hypothalamic TRH (Thyroid Releasing Hormone) production, leading to an increase in TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) ...
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ADD medication (Dexadrine) safe to drink with low-caffiene (Mountain Dew)?

Micromedex does not list any precautions or patient educations notes for Dexedrine and caffeine. However both substances can have an effect on heart rate and blood pressure. Large amounts of caffeine ...
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Anxiety of everything

A psychologist could help her, e.g. using Cognitive behavioral therapy. It's likely that whenever she feels that something doesn't feel quite right and the idea that this could be cancer crosses her ...
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Are there any long-term effects of marijuana?

A recent literature review of the evidence regarding long term effects of cannabis (3 weeks or longer since last use) reported: Cannabis appears to continue to exert impairing effects in executive ...
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Would it be beneficial to see a psycologist even though I am mentally healthy right now?

You express insight into your weaknesses in coping with stress, and a desire to build healthier coping mechanisms. A person does not need to be in the acute phase of a psychological problem to seek ...
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Can metabolism raising help us become thinner?

Basal metabolic rate is essentially energy expenditure at rest, whereas metabolism is a general term for net anabolism and catabolism - however, often metabolism is used to refer to basal metabolism + ...
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Why is it a bad idea to use uppers and downers simulatenously?

"Uppers" and "downers" are colloquial terms for drugs with stimulant effects versus depressive effects, respectively. The primary acute health concern with either (i.e., what tends to kill people in ...
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What is the relationship between fluoride and IQ?

As the saying goes, anything is a poison, it's the dose that matters. Short summary, the new 2015 US PHS standard (0.7 mg/L) or even the old one (0.7-1.2 mg/L) are below the doses at which negative ...
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Overcome emotions when talking to people

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Overcome emotions when talking to people

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I'm scared of certain celestial objects

Welcome to Health SE! Astrophobia I did a Google search for [ fear of space ] and looked at what appeared. I think that your phobia is called "astrophobia". See, for example, this Wiktionary ...
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Does 'Stockholm Syndrome' really exist?

Stockholm Syndrome does exist. It has an exceptionally high face validity. It does have this attribute due to many case reports available in the non-medical newspapers. You see a pattern, you have a ...
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What is the connection between health, exercise, and meditation?

Apart from the mental benefits of meditation, there is some evidence for organic/physical benefits as well. Dean Ornish, the well known cardiologist who helped former U.S. President Clinton with his ...
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Is there a name for a phobia of certain textures?

It actually does have a name. The term is trypophobia. However, it's not an officially recognized phobia. This is a summary of trypophobia from a rather extensive paper on the subject: https://www....
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Ritalin/Concerta/Methylphenidate is an amphetamine?

I agree that the regulation is worded inappropriately, and that methylphenidate is not an amphetamine. However, I would like to provide a more thorough answer than "rxlist.com says so". We'...
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How to help my dyslexic daughter to not get frustrated while reading

Words like them and the are quite similar, which makes things more difficult for a child with dyslexia since they sometimes opt to just analyse part of the word and guess the entire word based on the ...
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Is there a technical term for the phenomenon known as "brain zaps"?

Short answer: No. There is no technical term for "brain zaps." "Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome" accurately names the cause of brain zaps, but brain zaps are only one of many symptoms of ...
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What is the relationship between fluoride and IQ?

There are over 300 studies have found that fluoride is a neurotoxin (a chemical that can damage the brain). According to EPA scientists (United States Environmental Protection Agency), there is ...
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