Brain disorders

Serotonin Syndrome – Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Definition Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening, medication-induced condition that occurs in individuals who are receiving serotonergic agents. These medications cause increased serotonergic activity in the peripheral and central nervous systems, which results in high levels of serotonin accumulating in the body. Serotonin is a chemical needed for your nerve …

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Convulsion – Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention.

What is Convulsion? A convulsion is an episode in which you experience rigidity and uncontrolled muscle spasms along with altered consciousness. The spasms cause jerky motions that generally last a minute or two. Convulsions can occur during certain kinds of epileptic seizures, but you can have convulsions even though you …

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Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) – Causes and Prevention.

 What is Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)? Post-Concussion Syndrome, or PCS, is the persistence of concussion symptoms beyond the normal course of recovery. The majority of concussion symptoms will resolve within about two weeks. In cases where symptoms last longer than one or two months, doctors may diagnose Post-Concussion Syndrome. Patients with …

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