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    Child Prodigies and Mental Illness

    Child Prodigies and Mental Illness

    Child Prodigies: Born not Made A child prodigy is someone who develops a skill at a level far surpassed for their age. Often, they are under 18 and have mastered something that an adult in a very demanding field, after a lifetime of practice, has yet to completely master. Some examples of well-known child prodigies

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    Children and Hallucinations

    Children and Hallucinations

    Oftentimes, hallucinations in children are seen as a concern for both parents and clinicians; however, not always are they a symptom of a mental illness.[1] In fact, hallucinations in children are quite common and part of a normal development. Some other causes of hallucinations, or false sensory perceptions unassociated with real external stimuli,[2] are: stress,

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    A PTSD Subcategory: Battered Woman Syndrome

    A PTSD Subcategory: Battered Woman Syndrome

    What is Battered Woman Syndrome? Domestic violence is recognized by the mental health field as part of gender violence for over 30 years now.[1] Statistically, more women than men are the victims of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, as gender violence is often fostered by the old-school social standard that men should be more powerful

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    Natural Compound Counteracts Effects of Methamphetamine

    Natural Compound Counteracts Effects of Methamphetamine

    University of Missouri researchers have found that resveratrol, a natural chemical found in various fruits and vegetables, can help to block the effects of methamphetamine, a dangerous and addictive drug.[1] The study was conducted by Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences Dennis Miller and colleagues from the Center for Translational Neuroscience.1 They focused on the role