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The Disturbed Child


Reactive Attachment Disorder: Etiology, Symptoms, Affected Brain Areas and Treatment Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is characterized by considerably disturbed and inappropriate social interaction, across situations, that is manifested before the age of five (DSM-IV-R). Evidence for the disorder is usually…

Warning: Mixing alcohol with anti-anxiety drugs – a deadly cocktail!


The danger is found in drugs’ effect on GABA receptors. Drugs like alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines all seems to affect the same target – the major inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. Neurons containing GABA receptors are very common in the nervous system…