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Dec

20

2019

Antabuse for Lyme Disease: The Way Forward

Over 9000 individuals have joined one of several Facebook groups (Disulfiram for Lyme Support Group (Antabuse); Disulfiram/Antabuse for Lyme; Disulfiram/Antabuse Lyme Success Stories; Disulfiram for Lyme Group; Our Journeys: Disulfiram and Tick Borne Disease; Youth Disulfiram Lyme Support (Antabuse)) to exchange anecdotal information of their experience and questions regarding disulfiram in the treatment of Lyme d

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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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Jun

27

2018

Own Your Genetics

Genetics is the study of inheritance with many overlapping concepts. Classical genetics studies genes that form the basis for inherited physical traits such as eye color. Cytogenetics looks at the structure of chromosomes in a karyotype obtained before birth in amniotic fluid, and afterwards in blood.

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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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