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News on Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Addiction

LATEST SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES, about ADDICTION and OTHER NEURO-DEVELOPMENTAL SYNDROMES: 


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EMMA is committed to divulge and to highlight discoveries on new therapeutic tools for disease of mind & metabolism (e.g., depression, mood disorders, psychoses, mental retardation, etc.) - BROWSE the section using "Prev" and "Next" buttons at footer of pages.

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"Nature" Editorials - Science has a gambling problem

Researchers and government agencies pay too little attention to pathological gambling...There is insufficient research on what can tip a gambler towards destructive addiction.This must change! PDF version



Disordered gambling is a major societal problem with high costs to the subjects involved. Animal models may help in understanding and preventing gambling-related problems. Data show that some (lab) animals may have gambling-like profiles, yet we need few additional steps towards models of disordered gambling. Read all

 


Rats switch to random mode when up against hard-to-beat competitors, and we should too

A study on rats, published in the journal Cell ...

  

Oxytocin promotes group-serving dishonesty, by Shaul Shalvi and Carsten K.W. De Dreu : Full Text or PDF


 Read discoveries on Schizophrenia and Mental Retardation : unespected links ...
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News on Auto-Antibodies and Neurodevelopment

LATEST SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES, about AUTO-ANTIBODIES in NEURO-DEVELOPMENTAL SYNDROMES:


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We demonstrated as published in 2014 that it is possible to measure levels of anti-DAT auto-antibodies (DAT-aAbs) in the serum of ADHD children. We are trying to extend this finding to other developmental, neuropsychiatric conditions.

Read the interview on autoimmune regulators of compulsivity, by Prof. G. LAVIOLA released to ECNP.



The concept that an antibody may mediate a CNS disorder is relatively recent. In recent years, the role of an altered immune system in the etiology of major psychiatric disorders has become more apparent. EMMA is committed to divulge and to highlight discoveries on the role of auto-immunity in neuro-development.

A special regard is devoted to ADHD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Tourette Syndrome. Some examples follow by clicking on "read more": 

 

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Meet us - Our Congress Site / Fees
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the Expert Workshop 2013, september 23
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Events and Links

Meetings & Congresses

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 Forthcoming-


the 13th Dresden Symposium on Autoantibodies in September 2017.

 



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Debates & Lessons
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Beyond science: philosophy, mind and metabolism:
 
1) Genes, but ...NOT ONLY...

2) Latest hints on innovation: "ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES"

3) The burden of ADHD on modern society (families, health systems).
 
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Societies, Journals (to visit)

Science Societies, Science Journals.

Associations to help people with a psychiatric disease (and their families).
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