Returning to the Workforce With Mental Illness

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” ― Charles Dickens

Are High-Protein Diets Safe?

High protein diets are likely popular because they do cause weight loss and allow us to eat all of those meats and cheeses that we love. Some examples of these diets include Atkins, Zone, and South Beach Diet.

What is Recombinant DNA Technology?

To understand recombinant DNA technology and genetic modification, we must first understand DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA, our genetic material, is a double helix made of nitrogenous bases, held together by hydrogen bonds and a sugar-phosphate backbone. This double helix, with antip

Genetics: Recombinant DNA Technology

An advantage of this recombinant DNA technology is the ability to produce these life-saving treatments for worrisome genetic disorders. A diagnosis of type-1 diabetes once came with an expiration date, now individuals with type-1 diabetes can live long, healthy, lives.

Who’s reading?

I was pleasantly surprised when I found that I have had readers from over 61 countries! It's wonderful that people around the world are reading about mental health!

Trait Impulsivity in Bipolar Disorder

Past research shows risky behavior and impulsivity as a hallmark trait of bipolar disorders and many other, often comorbid, disorders. Impulsivity in this context is defined by the tendency to make decisions based on hedonic, pleasure-driven behaviors even when this behavior contradicts long-term optimal outcome and the lack of the self-control associated with delayed-gratification. Past research has shown specific br

Psychological Disorders, Addiction & Medication

Addiction can occur to many different substances, even when they have no similarities in structure. The common denominator in addiction is sudden increase of the neurotransmitter dopamine and how it affects the mesolimbic pathway (often referred to as the reward pathway).

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