Functional neurological disorder (FND), also known as Conversion Disorder, is a common but poorly understood condition. It is characterised by neurological symptoms that have no known neurological cause. A classic example is World War I soldiers on the battlefield who became paralyzed with no obvious physical cause. FND can include sensory symptoms, such as numbness, […]
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The binge-drinking brain: new research finds differences in neural microstructure associated with binge-drinking behaviour.
Binge drinking is defined as the rapid intake of alcohol over a short period of time, with the intention to get drunk. This behaviour is most commonly seen in young adults, and is reported to be a major public health issue in the UK. Many consequences of binge drinking are well known, such as violent […]
The CAPE-P15: lifesaver or timesaver?
It is crucial to identify those who are at ‘ultra high-risk’ for psychosis (UHR) before their first psychotic episode. It’s always better to prevent than to cure, and early intervention is associated with better outcomes. Currently the most common way of detecting UHR individuals is with a semi-structured interview called the CAARMS. This is great […]