The DSM-5, or the 5th edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual, lists three major types of tic disorders: Tourette’s syndrome, which is the most well known, persistent motor or vocal tic disorder, and provisional tic disorder. Individuals with these disorders all suffer from tics, which are quick, nonrhythmic movements… Continue Reading Tourette’s syndrome & tic disorders – definition, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment

Brown-Sequard syndrome, first described by the physiologist Charles-Edouard Brown-Sequard, is a condition associated with hemisection or damage to one half of the spinal cord. The hemisection damages neural tracts in the spinal cord that carry information to and from the brain. This results in a loss of sensations like pain,… Continue Reading Brown-Séquard syndrome – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

-Good morning thank you for joining us in our webinar presentation today as we talk about treating chronic pain in children. My name is Shalini Shah I’m director of pediatric pain services here at UC Irvine health and it is my pleasure to talk to you today about what pain… Continue Reading Treating children with chronic pain

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! Glaucoma is actually a group of of eye diseases that are usually due to… Continue Reading Glaucoma (open-angle, closed-angle, and normal-tension) – pathology, diagnosis, treatment

Say it’s your first day at a new job. Maybe you’re nervous or jittery. You want to make a good impression. Those feelings are pretty normal, and may actually help you be more alert and careful. But after a few weeks, once you’re used to the job, and you know… Continue Reading Social Anxiety Disorder – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes irregular breathing and snoring patterns that can ultimately cause apnea, which is where a person momentarily stops breathing altogether. The inability to get restful sleep can also lead to severe exhaustion. Individuals can have obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, or features… Continue Reading Sleep apnea – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

What makes Ebola so dangerous? How can a virus overwhelm the very complex defense system of the body so quickly and so effectively? Let’s take a look at what Ebola does. (Theme music) Ebola is a virus. A virus is a very small thing. A bit of RNA or DNA… Continue Reading The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival

Myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, are a group of rare blood disorders associated with faulty development of blood cells in the bone marrow. MDS can affect individuals of all ages, but it’s more common after the age of 60. Blood cells develop from hematopoietic stem cells, through a process called hematopoiesis.… Continue Reading Myelodysplastic syndromes – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

When Lauren was fifteen years old, her family moved across the country and she started going to a new school. Already shy, Lauren suffered from low self-confidence and had a hard time transitioning; nothing felt right and soon her changing body became a source of insecurity. Eventually, she began thinking… Continue Reading Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #33