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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.

Posted on: 20 Apr 2015

Risultati immagini per gambling addiction animal model

          Animal models in gambling research: search the jackpot…

 

          At a recent meeting in Nantes on behavioural addictions, Ruud van den Bos gave a presentation on animal models in gambling research.

This column posted on FrontiersIn reflects his lecture along with some after thoughts.

 

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 a gambling-like profile, yet we need additional steps to come to models of disordered gambling. Read all

 


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

 

Laboratory rats can flip their little rodent brains from strategic predictable decisions to random choices and if they can do that scientists say we too can embrace the joys and the reduced pressure of random decision-making. The brain is designed to make decisions based on experience. But it can also make us predictable or even biased.

Maybe it doesn't have to be this way. A new study on rats, published in the journal Cell, shows their brains can apparently act randomly when facing difficult competitors. And some believe humans should also embrace the power of randomness for small and even large life choices.

  

  

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

Significance: Very little is known about the biological foundations of immoral behavior ... These findings support the functional approach to morality and reveal the underlying biological circuitries associated with group-serving dishonesty.



 

New Schizophrenia Warning Sign & Link with Fragile X Syndrome  
 

 Read discoveries on " Schizophrenia and Mental Retardation , unespected links ".
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ADOLESCENTS ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO DRUG ABUSE !!!
 The later you start trying/taking drugs, the easiest to quit.
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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.



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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Joint EBBS-EBPS Meeting

 Verona, Italy, 12-15 September 2015

 


the 5th World Congress on ADHD

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the Auto-immune Disorders "Lancet" Conference, March 2015 | Barcelona, Spain




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