RSS Recent Posts by Arlene Taylor

  • BDD Prevalence August 18, 2022
    Estimates for the United States are that Body Dysmorphic Disorder occurs at a rate of 2.5 percent in males and 2.2 percent in females—interesting that it is slightly higher in males. More than three million cases are diagnosed annually Unfortunately, they tend to seek surgical opportunities rather than balanced mental health counseling for this mental […]
  • BDD & Comorbid Conditions August 17, 2022
    Substance use disorders are often comorbid (co-occurring) with body dysmorphic disorders. Alcohol and many othr drugs may be used to help the individual reduce feelings of anxiety, especially in social situations. The underlying cause of this disorder is elusive. The prognoses is linked with the degree of insight the person has in relation to disliking […]
  • Expensive & Repetitive Procedures August 16, 2022
    Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder may undergo many unneeded cosmetic surgeries, dental procedures, or dermatological procedures to correct what they perceived is a flaw. No one can seem to help them understand that most people have something they don't particularly like about themselves—and unless it is really disfiguring, it’s best to avoid repeated surgeries. When […]
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder August 15, 2022
    "Can you please explain Dysmorphic to me? I think children of 7-12 are way too young to decide their brains do not match their body.” I can give you some information. However, I wonder if you are really asking about Body Dysmorphic Disorder or about Gender Dysphoria? These are two very different conditions. I’ll briefly […]
  • Glymphatic System & Sleep Position August 12, 2022
    “I always sleep on my back or stomach because I don’t want to wrinkle my face.” The general consensus seems to be that if you sleep on you back you may reduce facial wrinkles. “Hopkins Medicine” suggests that sleep position may need to be adjusted for what is better for your health. For example, it […]
  • Sleep & Waste Products August 11, 2022
    Research is showing a molecular connection between the sleep-wake cycle and the brain’s cleaning system. Meaning, the glymphatic system appears to be able to remove and discard beta-amyloid from brain tissue—when the brain gets sufficient sleep. Cut sleep short, and the glymphatic system may have insufficient time to discard this waste product. How does the […]
  • More Glymphatic Chores August 10, 2022
    It sometimes amazes me that even with all the brain research in the past couple of decades, scientists are still finding out new things , amazing things, about the human brain. In addition to eliminating waste products in the brain, the glymphatic system also facilitates brain-wide distribution of several compounds, including glucose, lipids, amino acids, […]
  • Glymphatic System & Beta-Amyloid August 9, 2022
    Dr. Nedergaard and her colleagues, discovered that the glymphatic system can help remove the toxic protein known as beta-amyloid from brain tissue. Beta-amyloid is well known for accumulating in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Other research has shown that brain levels of beta-amyloid decrease during sleep. In their new study, the team tested […]
  • Glymphatic System August 8, 2022
    “What in the world is the glymphatic system?”One of the most amazing and interesting findings of recent brain research findings, that's what. In 2013, a Danish Neuroscientist, Maiken Nedergaard, PhD, and her colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center, discovered a system that drains waste products from the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid, a clear liquid […]
  • Enjoy Lexophilia August 5, 2022
    A lexophile is a person who is enamored of words, especially those set in a new framework. Have fun with these.  1.     A calendar’s days are numbered. 2.     A boiled egg is very hard to beat. 3.     He had a photographic memory that was never developed. 4.     A plateau is a high form of flattery. […]