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May

01

2019

Language of Infants

The infant is a social, emotional and communicative being from birth. By 4 months this communicative capacity is flowering. Recent research shows that mother-infant face to face interaction patterns at 4 months predict infant secure and insecure attachment patterns at 1 year. This half hour talk shows film and frame-by-frame analyses illustrating secure and insecure patterns at 4 months.

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Jul

12

2018

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy: A review by David S. Younger MD MPH MS

     Inspired by his mentor, Dr. Aaron T. Beck, the father of cognitive therapy and a leading researcher in psychopathology, Dr. David D. Burns authored his seminal book on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in 1980 . A revised edition was authored in 2000.

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Aug

24

2017

GAD65-Associated Limbic Encephalitis

One autoantibody associated with limbic encephalitis (LE) targets intracellular neuronal antigens (IAg) (GAD65 receptor) and three others target the neuronal surface antigens (SAg) (NMDA [N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor, VGKC [voltage-gated potassium channel]-complex, and AMPA [α‐amino‐3‐hydroxy‐5‐methylisoxazole‐4‐propionic acid] receptor). 

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Aug

07

2017

Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy: An Intriguing Disorder

While Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is well understood and a cornerstone for understanding autoimmune thyroid disease, Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) remains a challenge to clinicians not so much for its effective management, but because of the potential for unraveling an important aspects of autoimmune encephalitis, and related childhood and adult cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders.  

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Jul

31

2017

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: A Common Disorder

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: In 1912, Hakaru Hashimoto published a description of the disorder named in his honor, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), in the German literature hoping that it would make his findings more available around the world. Four women, all over age 40, showed a preponderance of lymphoid follicles, with parenchymal and interstitial changes, one of whom was hypothyroid.

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Jul

06

2017

RCCX: A Genetic Marker of Autoimmune and Chronic Diseases

RCCX is a multi-allelic copy number variation locus that is known for being one of the longest in humans, and named after the genes STK19, formerly RP, C4 (complement component 4), CYP21 (steroid 21-hydroxylase) and TNX (tenascin-X).  The RCCX complex or module, is located in the human leucocyte antigen (HLA) major histocompatibility complex (MHC) on chromosome 6p21.3.

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