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Mental Illness

What Are the Causes of Sociopathic Behavior?

A person who is considered to be a sociopath has developed behaviors that violate the rights of others. Often these are criminal i...

What Are the Benefits of Annual Physicals?

The Encyclopedia of Surgery defines a physical as an examination designed to determine your current state of health. In most cases...

The Negative Side Effects of Dopamine Agonists

Physicians use dopamine agonists to treat medical conditions that result from a permanent or temporary need for more dopamine in t...

Forms of Schizophrenic Disorders

Five main subtypes help distinguish schizophrenic disorders. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that involves lifelong trea...

What Causes Dysplasia of the Cervix?

Cervical dysplasia can mark the beginnings of cervical cancer. It has also been known to resolve on its own, and when it does not,...

Causes of Convulsions

Convulsions, sometimes called seizures, are characterized by uncontrollable rapid shaking. The patient's muscles contract and ...

Appetite & the Flu

The flu, or influenza, is a viral infection that mainly affects your nose, lungs and throat. The flu can cause diarrhea, vomiting ...

The Family's Influence on a Child's Personality

Personality characteristics have been a common focal point in psychological research studies through the years, and there has alwa...

The Effects of Dopamine on Pituitary Function

The main function of dopamine secreted by the hypothalamus is to inhibit the secretion of prolactin from the anterior lobe of the ...

Allergic Reaction to Dry Cleaning Solutions

An allergic reaction is a common experience that occurs when your body comes in contact with a substance, or allergen, that causes...
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