Tag Archives: National Institutes of Health

Study Probes Neuroscience of Bipolar Risk-Taking

By JANE COLLINGWOOD Associate News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 10, 2014 Researchers are beginning to discover some of the reasons whybipolar disorder can cause people to engage in risky behavior. The condition involves fluctuatingdepression and mania. In the manic stage, the patient often feels intense excitement and irritability, which can […]

suicidal thoughts

A groundbreaking study will help researchers learn more about ways to treat people experiencing suicidal thoughts. Nearly 20,000 patients will be able to participate in a trial that draws from other successful interventions for depression and suicide. One of the treatments being tested was developed with the help of other patients. Each year, over 9 […]

Hyperammonemia

Hyperammonemia is a metabolic condition characterized by elevated levels of ammonia in the blood. Increased entry of ammonia to the brain is a primary cause of neurologic disorders, such as congenital deficiencies of urea cycle enzymes, hepatic encephalopathies, Reye syndrome, several other metabolic disorders, and some toxic encephalopathies. Signs and symptoms Signs and symptoms of […]

Personal Observations on the Changing Scene In American Medicine: 1955 to 2010

                 Clifton K. Meador, M.D. When I entered private practice in 1962 (after graduating from medical school in 1955, completing a medical residency, serving  two years in the Army Medical Corps, and completing a NIH Fellowship in Endocrinology), there was no Medicare, no Medicaid, and very little medical insurance of any kind. Patients paid cash, […]

NIH Proposes Multibillion Dollar Increase in Funding for BRAIN Initiative

  Yesterday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) called for $4.5 billion in new federal funding over 10 years—beginning in Fiscal 2016—for research as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a White House-sponsored research effort announced by President Obama last year. This would quadruple the initial budget for the multiyear […]