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Non-Verbal Learning Disorder / Also Helpful for those with ASD

Posted 11-18-17 at 01:29 PM by wonderboy
The Work and Writing of Byron Rourke
[url]http://www.nldline.com/michaelr.htm[/url]

NOTE: NVLD is not included in the DSM


[B]"Characteristics"[/B]


"The impairments related to a nonverbal learning disability manifest themselves in seven main categories of deficits:

[U]Visual-spatial[/U]—difficulty with visual-spatial organization, perception, and imaging;


[U]Cognitive processing[/U]—difficulty...
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Amphetamine and Dopamine Depletion

Posted 10-28-17 at 12:08 AM by wonderboy
Much of this blog involves a critical analysis of
hypotheses regarding the biological basis of behavioral sensitization.

Research on this question has focused on mesotelencephalic DA systems, and suggestions that behavioral sensitization is accompanied by:

(1) an increase in postsynaptic DA receptors;


(2) an increase in DA synthesis; (3) an increase in DA utilization and/or release; and


(4) a decrease in DA...
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Concerning Issues Regarding Generic Approval

Posted 08-20-17 at 06:55 PM by wonderboy
Two profoundly concerning issues with respect to generic companies receiving approval for their product


1) What is even more interesting (and, in my opinion, both unacceptable and unethical) is the "testing process" which a generic company completes in order to complete the application (an ANDA) to the FDA, for ultimate approval. Here is what I mean:

1) The generic company --alone-- performs all the tests to ensure it is commensurate with the Brand...
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Amphetamine and pain

Posted 08-11-17 at 10:53 PM by wonderboy
Updated 08-13-17 at 12:29 AM by wonderboy
An area of personal scientific interest and inquiry for me is the correlation of possible dysregulation of pain receptors… How we perceive pain, both emotionally and physically, and its correlation, or possible correlation, to psychological disorders, such as major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and ADHD.


It seems to me that most scientific inquiry still studies the antiquated
"Tried and True" serotonin system, along with norepinephrine,...
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A short blog as to why I'm thankful for this forum

Posted 05-19-16 at 12:21 AM by wonderboy
Updated 11-19-17 at 11:50 PM by wonderboy (Moved to a different university)
I wanted to use my first blog to thank the members for all of their support, advice, and kindness

But more than anything, what is truly exceptional to me personally, is the amount of empathy that I see daily on these boards on the daily basis, in which true altruism is being procured the lives of many people.

I hold advanced degrees MA / PhD in Developmental psychology from Harvard and Columbia university

Besides my interest in pharmacology, I also...
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