By N. Brenton. Lees-McRae College.

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For example, if the husband marily used to treat pain, but is increasingly receiving always handled the finances, a woman who finds her- attention for treatment of other conditions. Due to the self suddenly widowed may be unable to carry out nature of the individualized treatments, acupuncture these activities simply because she never learned how. Journal of Gerontology, be an acceptable alternative treatment for a number of 37, 323329. Distal points are chosen for their tradi- Acupuncture Acupuncture is a medical treat- tional effects and are distant from the location of pain. This part of a Chinese medical system based on the produc- phenomenon of De Qi is often sought by the practi- tion and flow of Qi (pronounced chi), which may be tioner and is thought by many to be important for a described loosely as vital energy. Needles may then be manip- meridians and organs in an orderly fashion and it is the ulated manually or stimulated by low-level electricity. As acupunc- ferent than the Western system, acupuncture has its own ture has evolved, multiple different styles and language and references to organs may be thought of as approaches have emerged. One such approach involves metaphorical when compared to the Western definition the use of reflex microsystems. Traditional acupuncture treatments are localized areas of the body that have representa- consist of insertion of thin sterile needles at specific tions of the entire body within them. Thus, for example, are determined by a careful assessment by the acupunc- treatment of the ear can have effects on the entire body. Other microsystems commonly used include the scalp This assessment involves questioning, observation of and the hand. These are frequently stimulated in con- the patient, assessment of the pulses and tongue, and junction with other acupuncture treatments. This process not uncommonly experiences a sense of relaxed well- may occur because of the development of a thrombus being following a treatment. Transient fatigue or eupho- on the surface of a previously existing cholesterol plaque ria is a less common effect. If this blockage is complete and be seen include bruising and pain at the needle inser- persists for some timeoften greater than 3060 min tion site, and a transient aggravation of the underlying the result may be death to the myocardium supplied by problem. Of note, a mild increase in symptoms is often this vessel, a so-called transmural infarction. Serious complications are exceedingly rare, but indicating that the damage has not been as extensive. While one treatment may on occasion produce coronary artery or very transient obstruction that cannot dramatic results, acupuncture is not magic, and usually be identified on later angiographic evaluation. Women are less likely than men to treatments should be regarded with suspicion and dis- present with an acute transmural infarction (also called cussed with your physician. For now subtle presentation may be one reason why physicians it can be stated that acupuncture has been shown to be and laypersons tended to consider coronary heart dis- safe and effective for a number of conditions. In fact, according to the 2003 statistical present, negates any gender benefit for women. The classic symptoms, such as the icantly reduce the risk associated with this type of infarc- sudden onset of pressure centered in the chest, radiat- tion. Other drugs that must be considered include beta- women do not receive these therapies as often as men. Some of these, such as nuclear cardiac have more problems with bleeding with all therapies scans or echocardiograms, can give a better indication and may sometimes not be eligible for thrombolytic of individual levels of risk and guide intensity of treat- therapy. However, it is also true that women may arrive Scientific knowledge has increased the understand- at the hospital too late for thrombolysis, emphasizing ing of the burden of cardiovascular disease in women. Benefits of an early invasive management strategy in women with acute coronary syndromes. Journal of the American Medical Association, 288, Addiction Ethics Although women today make 31243129. Risk of coronary heart disease in women: Current understanding and academic and governmental attention has been focused evolving concepts. Fact sheets on women and heart disease can be referenced by searching for Women and cardiovascular disease. For decades Americans have known the term addiction The media have offered often highly stigmatizing to indicate an individual who is out of control in their accounts of an epidemic of substance abuse among use of mood-altering drugs. Although the scientific evidence taken on a connotation that is highly stigmatized (like does not support such a dramatic rise in alcohol and the term alcoholic is much more stigmatized than the drug abuse among women, there are disturbing trends. The in women are related to illicit drug use, and at least half basic brain problem of addiction appears to be an are the result of sexual contact with a partner who is an inability to consistently control the use of drugs that intravenous drug user. A more complete description There is a consensus among Western ethicists that of addiction is in the entry entitled Substance use. These principles have received diverting individuals with petty drug-related offenses wide acceptance and are especially relevant to the from incarceration to treatment. However, this progress ethical issues involved in the treatment and research of is opposed by punitive attitudes toward substance women with addictive disorders. Autonomy irrespective of gender, women have been punished is self-determination, the ability of an individual to make for abusing substances under a double standard that her own medical decisions. Veracity is the obligation of treats them differently from men who abuse substances. Beneficence mandates that health profes- punitive action against women abusing drugs during sionals place promoting the good and avoiding harm of a pregnancy, creating a climate of fear for those seeking patient or research participant above all other considera- help. Nonmaleficence literally means to do no harm had been prosecuted for drug use during pregnancy. Stigma in the context of addictions has been Health professionals often experience ethical dilem- defined as a mark that sets a person apart linked to mas when treating women who are involved with the an undesirable characteristic leading to rejection. Mandated treatment compromises auton- women in many cultures have been acculturated to omy and may seem disrespectful. For clinicians, the eth- view the use of drugs and alcohol as behavior contrary ical mandate is to honestly negotiate with the patient to their role in society. These cultural expectations play a treatment agreement which acknowledges the con- a protective role in discouraging substance use. On the straints imposed by the legal system and professional other hand, women who do use substances are dispar- ethics, and which is on the whole beneficial to the aged and may be blamed for domestic violence or sex- patient. Court-ordered treatment in fact tends to have sig- ual trauma that befalls them in the context of substance nificant positive consequences for the patient. In ethical terms, stigmatization fails to respect the umentation of treatment compliance is often a condition intrinsic worth of women suffering from addictive dis- of release, such reporting can literally keep the patient orders as persons. Such requirements moreover serve as a strong, failure of the medical profession to fulfill the duties albeit coercive, incentive to participate in treatment. In particular, it is crucial to understand how Women with addictions are frequently involved addicted women tend to differ from addicted men, with the criminal justice system. Although in many rather than blindly to apply models that were developed cases this involvement is due to serious criminal behav- for men. Social and environmental influences are strong ior, in other cases it is due to the criminalization of determinants of addictive behavior in women. Many 67 Adolescence addicted women are involved with partners who abuse Wetherington, C. Drug addiction substances and frequently are also perpetrators of research and the health of women. The highly suc- cessful 12-step approach, originally developed by and for white men, emphasizes the surrender of power. This Adolescence Adolescence, by many accounts, is model may be less appropriate and effective for women, a period rooted in culture and society. Prior to the and minority women in particular, who have been industrial revolution, children were treated like adults lifelong victims of exploitation. Industrialization during the 19th century led to with addictions is different from that found in men. These events ushered in the period of the life quickly develop the medical sequelae of alcohol and cycle we now call adolescence, defined as a transitional other drug use for physiological reasons such as lower stage whose chief purpose is to prepare children for levels of the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol, and a adulthood. Broadly speaking, this developmental higher percentage of body fat, which influences how period spans the second decade of life and ends with long a drug remains active in the body. Women dynamic and interactive changes across several who abuse substances also have a higher rate of comor- spheres, including biology, psychology, cognitive bid psychiatric disorders than men. While particularly common and frequently precedes the sub- these changes proceed in relatively the same sequence stance abuse, suggesting that depression may play a for most teens, they occur at varying rates and times causal role. A number of barriers to care have pre- for youth and are shaped by the environments in vented addicted women from receiving appropriate and which they take place. Thus, it is typical for teens to high-quality care for both addictive and psychiatric mature in some respects before others. Indeed, youth face unprecedented challenges in society today compared to 20 years ago, and these Suggested Reading challenges shape their long-term functioning in funda- Beauchaump, T. On stigma and its consequences: evidence from a longi- tudinal study of men with dual diagnoses of mental illness and and in fact, it is through the successful resolution of substance abuse. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 38, these experiences that most youth achieve significant 177190. Recent diagnosed among youth, and that more than 30% may census data show that the majority of these youth lived have some mental health symptoms. Based on emerged as a major health and mental health concern current projections, the racial and ethnic makeup of the because evidence points to serious risks associated with adolescent population in the United States will become poor nutrition and excess weight. Poverty is related to a host of conditions Experimentation and risk taking are hallmarks of that negatively affect youths development, including adolescence, yet the negative health consequences increased exposure to crime and unemployment, poor today are more serious than ever before. Unprotected health status, low-quality schools, and limited access to sex will not only result in unwanted pregnancy, but it health care and adequate housing. Illegal substances hardship on the family influences adolescents function- are more potent and more addictive, and cars and guns ing and well-being through increased parental distress are easily accessible. Tobacco use adolescents living in two-parent households has fallen peaked in 1997 but appears to have stabilized, while sharply over the past 20 years particularly for minority alcohol use remains high. Almost half of all high school youth, and nearly 42% of teens living in single-parent seniors report using marijuana at some point in their female-headed households are poor. However, only 30% report using condoms consistently, and almost 75% The majority of adolescents appear to be in good-to- of high school seniors have had sexual intercourse. Biological Changes The Surgeon General recently released a report on mental health indicating that nearly 21% of youth aged Adolescence marks the most rapid and significant 917 meet criteria for a diagnosable mental or addictive biological changes throughout the life span with the 69 Adolescence exception of infancy. Puberty and menarche (see there is extensive evidence to suggest that teens assume entries in this encyclopedia) end with the ability to transient peer values such as music, fashion, clothes, and reproduce and the appearance of a physical adult form. Romantic relationships a dramatic growth in height and weight, further devel- increase in significance with age with early romantic opment of the gonads or sex glands (i. The changes in appearance evoke emergence of close social ties is an important develop- mixed reactions from the teenager about herself and mental milestone during adolescence and failure to mark critical shifts in family relationships, peer relation- achieve close interpersonal relationships is associated ships, and societal expectations (see below). Family relationships Cognitive Changes shift with the transformation of the parentchild rela- There are important changes in cognitive function- tionship. Parental control over adolescent behavior is ing during adolescence that have far-reaching implica- more limited, and there is a redefinition of the bound- tions for achievement and interpersonal relationships. A key challenge for the family during increasingly capable of abstract and logical thought. Autonomy and connectedness in the family their own, although shifts in emotions may impair their may be viewed along a continuum with either end lead- judgment at times. When there is think in a multidimensional way rather than being limited too much autonomy or chaos, reliable parental figures to a single issue, and they begin to think more about the are absent, and teens seek a secure environment out- process of thinking or metacognition. At the other extreme are families who maintain centrism, and the belief that ones own experiences are rigid roles and relationships, adhere unbendingly to unique. These cognitive changes may lead to increased rules, and show little tolerance for deviance. Adolescent conflict in the family as youth become increasingly aware identity formation is compromised because there is min- of their parents limitations. Youth typically assume they imal acceptance of self-expression, differing opinions, are immortal and invulnerable, and these beliefs have and independence. There is a popular is a shift in focus from parental relationships to greater belief that adolescence is a time of storm and stress, intimacy with peers. Peer groups become larger and when family relationships become highly argumentative more complex during adolescence, and they form and hostile. Indeed, most adolescents and parents Latino communities, girls are initiated into adulthood successfully modify and renegotiate their relationship to through a coming-out ceremony called the Quinceanera. Of These examples illustrate the importance of cultural note, adolescents report that parents remain the most influences on adolescent development. They seek out novel experiences in order to Legal Issues explore different options, experiment with diverse roles The second decade of life is fraught with confusing and values, identify potential role models, and test the messages about the transition to adulthood. Adolescents look for example, the laws that allow youth to consent for for ways to separate and individuate while at the same health care at age 12, but drive at age 16. As a result, youth will mitted to watch R-rated movies at age 17, but they must often vacillate between rebelliousness and dependence. Moreover, they are not allowed The desire for individuation increases with age, but all to drink alcohol until age 21. These inconsistent mes- youth continue to yearn for closeness with others sages about youths decision-making ability, maturity, including their families.

The oncogenic properties of miR-21 are mediated nolvadex 20mg, at least in part 20mg nolvadex, via its negative regulation of several important tumor suppressor genes nolvadex 10mg. In addition nolvadex 10 mg, miR-21-mediated regulation of all three tumor suppressors is associated with increased invasion and metastasis nolvadex 20 mg, suggesting a role for miR-21 in cancer progression 10mg nolvadex. The role of miR-21 in both the development and progression of cancer 20 mg nolvadex, in addition to the response to anticancer treatment 10 mg nolvadex, highlights the potential of miR-21 as a novel therapeutic target . The cluster is located on chromosome 13 , at a region commonly amplied in a number of hematopoietic malignancies and solid tumors [93e95]. The oncogenic potential of miR-17-92 was rst highlighted in a mouse model of B-cell lymphoma [94]. These tumors also demonstrated lower apoptosis, suggesting that the role of miR-17-92 in tumor development may be via antiapoptotic mechanisms. The negative regulation of the cell cycle regulator p21 by miR-17-92 [98] may explain the effects of this polycistron on proliferation. Interestingly, miR-17-92 has been demonstrated to be directly induced by the oncogene c-myc [99], which is frequently up-regulated in cancer, further supporting an oncogenic role for miR-19-72. Surprisingly, loss of the genomic region encoding the miR-17-92 cluster has also been linked to malignancy in hepatocellular cancer [100]. This potential tumor suppressor role of miR-17-92 may be explained by its negative regulation of the transcription factor E2F1 [99]. E2F1 is induced by c-myc and promotes cell cycle progression [101], it also forms a positive feedback loop by inducing c-myc expression [102]. Thus, the repression of E2F1 by miR-17-92 provides a mechanism for inhibition of c-myc-mediated growth. The down-regulation of miR- 17-92 in hepatocellular cancer may therefore provide a mechanism for tumor development. This suggests that miR-17-92 may have dual tumor suppressor and oncogenic roles in a tissue/ tumor-dependent manner. These include chromosomal alterations, dysregulated transcriptional activation, epigenetic modications, and alterations in biogenesis. The region encoding miR-15a and miR-16-1 is deleted in more than 50% of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia cases [54]. In contrast, the miR-17-92 cluster is encoded in an 800-bp region of the non-protein coding gene C13, which is frequently amplied in B-cell lymphoma and lung cancer [93,94]. Increased gene copy number has been demonstrated to correlate with overexpression of the cluster in both cancer types, supporting chromosomal amplications as a mechanism for dysregulation of miR-17-92. A t(8;17) translocation that juxtaposes the oncogene c-myc to chro- mosome 17 resulting in its overexpression, is associated with an aggressive form of B-cell leukemia [105]. The underlying mechanism of c-myc up-regulation was unknown until it was demonstrated that this translocation positions c-myc at the promoter region of miR-142, which is encoded 50 nt from this chromosomal break [6]. This suggests the involvement of miR-142 regulatory elements in the overexpression of c-myc. The transcription factor c-myc is involved in the regulation of approximately 15% of human genes, regulating cell death, proliferation, and differentiation [108] via both positive and negative regulation of gene expression. Co-expression of c-myc and the miR-17-92 polycistron accelerated oncogenesis in a murine model of B-cell lymphoma [94], supporting c-myc-mediated activation of miR-17-92 as a mechanism for tumorigenesis. Consequently, dysfunction of p53 is considered to be an early event in tumorigenesis. This is highlighted by the fact that p53 is mutated in over 50% of human cancers [112]. Ectopic expression of all three miR-34 members has been demonstrated to have antiproliferative effects, inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Consistent with the tumor suppressor effects of miR-34 is the nding that miR-34 is down-regulated in a number of human cancers. Thus, p53-mediated activation of miR-34 provides a novel mechanism for tumor suppressor activity, and suggests that dysregulation of this pathway may provide a mechanism for oncogenic transformation. Methylation of CpG islands, which are associated with the promoter regions of genes, results in transcriptional silencing. Conversely, a reduction in global methylation levels (hypo- methylation) is also associated with cancer. Consequently, alterations in histone modication patterns, often in combination with dysregulated hypermethylation, are commonly demonstrated in carcinogenesis. Interestingly, both methylation and histone deacteylation were demonstrated to be involved in transcriptional repression of miR- 127, as induction of expression was only evident following both demethylating and deace- tylase inhibition treatment. Conversely, reduced expression of Dicer was demonstrated in a subset of non-small-cell lung cancers with a poor prognosis [130]. This down-regulation was signicantly associated with the reduced expression of let-7, suggesting altered processing as a mechanism for let-7 dysregulation. Interestingly, the downregulation of Dicer was not due to methylation of the promoter, suggesting alternative mechanisms of dysregulation. This was also supported in ovarian cancer where reduced expression of Dicer was associated with advanced tumor stage [131]. Interestingly, silencing of Drosha and Dicer promoted transformation and cell growth, suggesting a mechanism for tumor development. In the study by Kroemer and colleagues miR-630 was found to be up-regulated in A549 cells in response to cisplatin. Inhibition of miR-221/222 sensitized glioma cells to radiation, which was mediated by abrogation of miR-221/222-mediated regulation of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27(kip1) [168]. Loss of p27 is associated with a more a aggressive cancer phenotype [170] and reduced survival in patients undergoing radiation therapy and surgery in prostate cancer [171]. Thus, alterations in miR-221/222 expression may modulate the cellular response to radiation via regulation of p27. Another study demonstrated the miR-181a-mediated modulation of radiosensitivity in glioma cells [173]. Overexpression of miR-181a also resulted in down-regulation of the antiapoptotic Bcl2, indicating Bcl2 as a potential target of miR-181a. Bcl2 expression is associated with resistance to radiation in numerous cancers [174e176]. This suggests that down-regulation of miR-181a in glioma cells 101 following exposure to radiation, provides a mechanism for radioresistance via abrogation of miR-181a-mediated regulation of Bcl2. Modulation of miR-521 expression altered sensitivity to radia- tion, with overexpression inducing sensitivity, whilst inhibition induced resistance. A study by Weidhaas and colleagues, demonstrated a role for let-7 in determining the sensitivity to radiation in lung cancer [179]. Ectopic expression of let-7a and let-7b sensitized lung cancer cells to radiation whilst inhibition induced a radioprotective effect, suggesting a functional role for let-7 in the response to radiation in lung cancer. Previously, gene expression proling has been used in a diagnostic and prognostic capacity, as well as in predicting treatment outcome, but these approaches have not translated well into a routine clinical setting for numerous reasons. Additionally, it is possible to delineate and stratify tumors of the same organ of origin, but that have different histologies, for example pulmonary adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma [62] and endocrine and acinar pancreatic tumors [186]. Therapeutic silencing of miR-10b inhibits metastasis in a mouse mammary tumor model. The miR-15a-miR-16-1 cluster controls prostate cancer by targeting multiple oncogenic activities. Identication and characterization of a novel gene, C13orf25, as a target for 13q31-q32 amplication in malignant lymphoma. Lymphoproliferative disease and autoimmunity in mice with increased miR-17-92 expression in lymphocytes. Apoptosis induction by antisense oligonucleotides against miR-17-5p and miR-20a in lung cancers overexpressing miR-17-92. Loss of heterozygosity at chromosome 13q in hepatocellular carcinoma: identication of three independent regions. Human c-myc onc gene is located on the region of chromosome 8 that is translocated in Burkitt lymphoma cells. Lin-28B transactivation is necessary for Myc-mediated let-7 repression and proliferation. Reduced expression of Dicer associated with poor prognosis in lung cancer patients. MiR-21 overexpression in human primary squamous cell lung carcinoma is associated with poor patient prognosis. Deregulated expression of miR-21, miR-143 and miR-181a in non small cell lung cancer is related to clinicopathologic characteristics or patient prognosis. Restoring E-cadherin expression increases sensitivity to epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors in lung cancer cell lines. Loss of miR-200c expression induces an aggressive, invasive, and chemoresistant phenotype in non-small cell lung cancer. Identication of hypermethylated genes associated with cisplatin resistance in human cancers. Cloning of p27Kip1, a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor and a potential mediator of extracellular antimitogenic signals. P27kip1 expression is asso- ciated with tumor response to preoperative chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer. Overexpression of Bcl-2 in squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx: a marker of radioresistance. Overcoming the radioresistance of prostate cancer cells with a novel Bcl-2 inhibitor. Lin28-let7 modulates radiosensitivity of human cancer cells with activation of K-Ras. The predictive value of the 70-gene signature for adjuvant chemotherapy in early breast cancer. Gene expression analysis of diagnostic biopsies predicts pathological response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy of esophageal cancer. Gene expression signature in advanced colorectal cancer patients select drugs and response for the use of leucovorin, uorouracil, and irinotecan. Genomic and epigenomic integration identies a prognostic signature in colon cancer. Tumor gene expression and prognosis in breast cancer patients with 10 or more positive lymph nodes. The histones are arranged as dimers of each subunit; H2A, H2B, H3, and H4 in the octet [2]. Histone H1 is independent of the octet but helps tether the nucleosome complex [2]. These substrates establish the condensed and decondensed states of the chromatin [1]. Condensation of the chromatin prevents the transcriptome machinery from binding and consequently inhibits gene expression. Interestingly, current research has empha- sized the roles of these modications in the transformation process of a normal cell to a tumorigenic phenotype by creating imbalances in net expression of tumor suppressor versus oncogenes or overall genomic imbalances [4]. These covalent modications are reversible and therefore can have profound impacts on the cellular phenotype when the activities of the enzymes that mediate these modications are altered. Intense interest has been directed toward the mechanistic pathways of these modications in carcinogenesis. However, substrate specicity and residue-specic alterations still need to be ascertained. In addition to histone modications, CpG dinucleotides can be subjected to epigenetic changes by the methylation of cytosine residues [5,6]. Another area of epigenetics that still requires further exploration and can potentially compound the effects of chromatin epigenomics in a neoplastic cell is the epigenetic regulation of non-histone proteins. Epigenetic regulations of non-histone proteins can drastically affect pathways within the cell, the cell cyclical controls, and cellular pheno- types. For example, acetylation of key residues of p53 stabilizes the protein and thus the cell cyclical function with which it is associated [7,8]. This chapter discusses the current treatments that are designed to target epigenetic enzymes with the hope of reversing the epigenome of cancerous cells. Non-histone protein modications are also important in cancerous cells and therefore the current approaches to therapy aimed at targeting non-histone proteins will also be discussed. Histones are preferentially methylated or phosphorylated at arginine residues and acetylated at lysine residues [3,9]. Currently, no mathematical models are available that can determine the exact pattern of epigenetic marks which alter sets of genes in cancer tissues. The red circle represents acetyl groups, the yellow circle symbolizes methylation and the green symbolizes methylation of arginine residue. Acetylation of lysine residues is associated with gene expression whereas methylation-mediated expression is dependent on the residue methylated and the position. However, certain histone-lysine residues are specically acety- lated or deacetylated at key positions. Acetylation of proteins affects many different functions, some of which are listed. The double up-arrows indicate increase and the double down-arrows indicate decrease with respect to the particular function. Some of the genes affected by acetylation under specic protein functions are listed [60]. However, in this instance the acetylated lysine status will not govern the methylated status of the same lysine in the histone [17]. In other cases, either acetylation or methylation will inuence the covalent modied status of the neighboring lysine residues and the summation of these effects will determine the outcome. A commonly found histone pattern in many cancers is the loss of H4K16 acetylation and H4K20 tri-methylation [18]. Patterns affect the histone residues globally or histones of gene-specic loci can independently inuence cancer outcomes (Table 6.

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I already knew that without xanthine or xanthosine, no xanthine oxidase would be present. The ultrasound of breast did not show any masses identifiable as such, although it could be felt by hand. Perhaps just a trace of plastic was left in her mouth, or another amal- gam tattootoo small to show up in electronic testing, but not too small to affect the parathyroid glands. We decided to send Anabelle to a dentist who could do air abrasion of teeth to remove even the smallest particle of leftover metal or plastic (provided he could see it; this would be challenging). A number of amino acids were also searched for in the breast, to see if they were all present, so healing could occur. Experience had taught Anabelle to be very, very cautious in trying any new supplements in her hyperallergic state. Fortunately a few days later arginine, ornithine, and glutamine were Positive even without the supplements. Two weeks went by before she returned with her bright cheery smile that lifted all of us. Dec 11 tumor gone, going home We were mysti- Anabelle 9/3 9/23 11/20 11/25 12/11 fied. We had Iron 96 69 100 48 80 Sodium 138 140 141 140 140 to find the source or Potassium 4. The breast showed no tumor; the radiologist did not even consider it a significant fibrous remnant. She could no longer feel it, either, although I think the scan shows remains of fibrous tissue. The bone scan (not shown) she brought with her showed hot spots all over her skeleton, though she was not in generalized pain, yet. Her anxiety was intense, almost palpable, and to top it off, we told her she had to quit smokingthat very minute! We could cure her cancer (by this time our success rate was over 90% because we had learned the hazards of plastic dental res- torations), but only with her full cooperation. Her initial toxin test results were Negative for: Bacteria Metals Solvents Other toxins E. The surprise was that she had already eliminated isopropyl alcohol, all on her own, before coming. This meant that all her tumors and lesions were already reduced to nonmalignant status. There was also the mercury in her mouth and the ever present aflatoxin and malonic acid. On her first day she was started on the malonate-free diet, glu- tathione, Q10, and Lugols iodine. She would stop wearing a regular bra since it limits circulation under the breast. She had not gone to our copper-free, environmen- tally safe motel; there were no vacancies. I suspect malonate [and azo dyes] as part of the cause but simple lack of amino acids and urea synthesis enzymes are also possible causes. The good blood test results contradicted the appearance of an ill person with disseminated bone cancer. Bad dental health may have caused her early development of cancer, at age thirty-four. What if the dental lab was aware that soaking them in vitamin C water overnight would guarantee that they tested Negativefor a dayand would pass our test deceptively! Her new blood test continued to be satisfactory, although the serum iron was still too high. And of course, follow up with blood tests and ultrasounds, and a bone scan in six months. Summary: A follow up done a few months later found her well, no evi- dence of any cancer. Lymphatic cancer was easily visible in his right lung (dark areas with protrusions into the lung along the inner edge and a bit on the left side, too). The heart was quite enlarged; his doctors at home talked about congestive heart failure. The cancer had spread to three enlarged lymph nodes on the left side of his neck where he had previous sur- gery. He was very worried because his doctors had given him only six months, even with chemotherapy. In fact, unwilling to believe the good news when we told him he was still basically healthy. If we could shrink his tumorous lymph nodes and reduce his enlarged heart some- what, he could probably get back to normal living. His blood sugar, triglycerides, and cholesterol were not lowered yet, showing that he was still well nourished; his cancer had not yet consumed him. Our testing showed two clostridium species of bacteria in his lymph nodes besides Staphylococcus aureus. In addition to the usual cancer program, he was started on olive leaf tea2 cups a day to help shrink his lymph nodes. He was also instructed to put a hot pack on his lymph nodes at the neck each day with a hot, damp towel. By October 22, the benefits of the kidney herb recipe could be seen in the blood test results, creatinine was down to 1. The malonate free diet and general detoxification had cleaned up his thy- roid, but not yet his parathyroids, so calcium shifted from too high to too low. His lower front teeth were pristinehe could not recall having any fillings put in them. Oct 31 enlarged heart has shrunk On October 29, one of his neck nodules was not visible and could not be felt. Each day our testing showed he still harbored cobalt and urethane, tu- mor inducing toxins, indicative of plastic, probably in his remaining teeth. He decided to part with his lower front teeth, too, and make a set of dentures the solution. The very next day he felt a thousand times better than he had felt for a long time. On November 4, after his extractions, he was Positive for urethane and malonates again! It was during Bernards stay that we found urethane pollution in the wormwood capsules. Self Health provided us with samples of wormwood and several brands of gelatin cap- sules. Self Health sent their inventory to the landfill and ordered new worm- wood capsules made, using the safe brand of capsules. Tested cap- sules were filled with wormwood by hand till the safe ones were again avail- able. He was given D-glucuronic acid immediately in an attempt to detoxify the urethane which was showing up at his kidneys. His iron level had not yet come up sufficiently; he was still wearing his metal rimmed glasses, a source of copper. A shocking number were there, including tartrazine (a yellow azo dye) and asbestos. It would be a while, however, before I discovered how damaging asbestos and azo dyes were. Fortu- nately, I had already sent them to be reproduced, or we would not have this story to tell. Summary: Bernard had the patience and tenacity it takes, in a research setting, to accomplish his purpose and to leave no stone unturned. He had been diag- nosed three years ago with bladder cancer and had twenty-eight radiation treatments for it. He was very gassy and also had pain at the back of his neck on the right side (an obvious dental symptom). He had obtained The Cure For All Cancers book and started on the life- style change two weeks ago. He was started on marshmallow root tea2 cups a day for his abdomi- nal pain that I guessed might be coming from the bladder. The usual interpretation is exceptionally good kidney function keeping this muscle waste so low. Perhaps this explains the fa- tigue that is so devastating in tumor-bearing people. This was understandable since vita- min D is activated in the kidneys, and the kidneys were part of Marks cancer problem. In addition to the parasite program, Lugols, kidney program, Mark was started on potas- sium gluconate powder even though his potassium level was not seriously low; it would certainly help. By now, the fall of 1996, we had already learned that dental plastic both contained and was polluted with carcinogens. We had begun sampling the artificial teeth in each patients mouth for testing purposes. Only five of Marks new plastic teeth were found to be free of copper, cobalt, vanadium and the M-family toxins. In the meantime the bleeding had stopped, leading him to think that all was well again and he might not need to make such heroic efforts. By the ninth day the bleeding was back; he had not yet changed his metal glasses frames to plastic either. This would help pull the copper, cobalt, and vanadium out while he deliberated about his teeth. It showed that his right kidney was dilated, perhaps due to a small nodule or stone, causing blockage. He agreed immediately to switch to our smoking herbs that can be chewed all day to keep the mouth happy and busy. The bladder had not been pictured; it was missed due to an error in communication with the radiologist. He was still get- ting trace amounts, not enough to show up in his daily toxin Nov 4 2. We arranged for another dental appointment, this time with a dentist using a magnifying lens and a monitoring screen to see every tiny remnant left in an old cavity. Mark now reminded us that his air flight home was only a week away, and we hadnt even seen his bladder tumor yet. Even after his second dental plastic removal he still tested Positive for copper, urethane, and vanadium in the bladder. Nov 12 bladder tumor shows up on magni- This was just at the time we discov- fied ultrasound ered urethane in a supplements gelatin capsulesthe capsules themselves. We stopped all his capsules of supple- ments: he was requested to use bulk supplies only. In desperation, our entire toxin test of 80 elements was done at kidneys and bladder. Indeed, he was using up an old supply of vitamin C, not procured from our specially-tested stock. Instead, several molars and one upper front tooth appeared to have large infections! This proved to be insufficient to make them appear at his kidneys so amounts were dou- bled. We sent him back to the dentist whose dental microscope and painstak- ing procedure would surely give him the final cleanup so much needed this time. After this final microscopic cleaning, we expected to see a little im- provement on his blood test, but we were astonished to see his results (Dec. We advised him to have the colon checked to see if there was anything suspicious on the inside. Only zinc ox- ide and eugenol was used; we had tested many such products and always found them pure. Or had unsafe plastic strips been used to contain and polish the wet cement-like mass before dry- ing? He had only three days left before his flight; we could not persuade him to extend his stay to tend to his edema problem. He agreed to return to the microscope dentist for complete removal again, by air abrasion; (this does not enlarge the hole).

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May 15 tumor broken up Although expecting a small degree of improvement nolvadex 20mg, we were very sur- prised to see the shrunk tumor (reduced to three small shreds) nolvadex 20 mg. The former location of the tumor was circled by the radiologist 10mg nolvadex, but there was no clump of dense tissue there now nolvadex 10mg. This was probably what had given her so much pain between the shoulder blades and right through the chest nolvadex 10 mg. The very things she had so carefully removed from her environment when she first came 20mg nolvadex. Strangely 10 mg nolvadex, the phosphorus level was now much too high; this must surely be a lab error 20 mg nolvadex. It could be spewing forth staphylococcus bacteria; bacteria that would go right to her heart . We switched her antibiotic to a broader- range one and added carnitine and Echinacea to her supplement list . She related that she had gone into heart failure, while at home, but had gotten out of it spontaneously, while in the hospital. We found methyl malonate in her lungs, but the Staphylococcus was gone (the extracted tooth). Summary: The cancer story was a success, although the remainder will never be known. A letter from his doctor revealed that Felipe was diagnosed with astrocytoma of the brain stem at 1 months of age. We cautioned that Felipe be off all store bought beverage powders and ready made beverages regardless of whether they came from health food stores, and this included all purchased water. Of course, his home water came through copper pipes and was promoting tumor growth, too. His family at home was instructed to change water pipes to plastic dur- ing his stay with us. The water used to wash hands, shower and do laundry must not be coppered ei- ther. Evidently, there was chronic gas leakage from their utilities, spewing out vanadium; they were advised to switch to electric utilities in spite of the cost. He was to be re-tested for ortho-phospho-tyrosine later that day to verify its absence. Indeed, the enzyme glu- tathione reductase, whose job it is to change the oxidized form of the glu- tathione back to the reduced form, was absent. We did no blood tests, either, to spare his over-punctured, over-prodded body this extra trauma. The big dose of black walnut tincture extra strength kills any fun- gus that is growing in the intestine, destroying the source from which the brain could be re-seeded. Also glutathione, 125 mg, three times a day and vitamin C to make up for malonate damage in the brain. On the second day, March 6, malonate, as well as aflatoxin and patulin were Negative at the cerebrum. On March 8, he continued sleeping and eating well; he was playing, smiling, and running; not sitting much. On March 12, he was acting like a normal child, very energetic with loud screams and laughter amidst running and jumping off the garden wall (against the rules). On March 15, behavior assessment with his mother revealed he was holding his head straighter most of the time. On March 21, patulin was still there but copper was now in the cerebel- lum, not the cerebrum. He was still very susceptible to it, attracting it to the brain instead of excreting it. The new scan shows a significant reduction in tumor size from 5 cm to less than 4. A telephone call, months later, related that Felipe was entirely well, had not regressed in any way. Fifteen years earlier she had cancer in her left breast, which was surgically removed. But eleven years after that, the right breast developed a small tu- mor which she did not have removed until two years later when it was 4 cm across. But recently another tumor had grown, plus an enlarged lymph node in her armpit the size of an egg. This was probably the cause of pressure on her lymphatic vessels, so they couldnt drain the arm fluids well enoughthereby causing the swollen arm. And isopropyl alcohol was Positive, in spite of going on the cancer program over a year ago. The first day she was started on coenzyme Q10, 4 grams per day for 7 days in a row. She was to go off the benzene and isopropyl alcohol lists immediately, do the parasite program regularly and zap daily. She was to start on Lugols iodine to kill Salmonella and the kidney herb recipe to drain water from her body (diuresis). She had already changed her amalgams to composite; how could she still have mercury and thallium? It could be left in tiny amounts, tattoos; or remnants could be covered over with composite. She was started on glu- tathione, and given a drug diuretic, spironolactone, one a day. An ultrasound of the breast was done to show us the starting situation; there were 3 tumors. Six days after arrival she could see the veins in her hands and there was no pitting edema. Meanwhile, she had seen how effective our biology-based methods were and decided to finish her dental work. We also searched for bacteria (which can cause rashes) and found plenty, at the lymph nodes. By April 24, she still had Salmonella infection, and she still had no glu- tathione at the lymph nodes. She was immediately requested to stop eating all breads and nuts, since she must be getting aflatoxin again. Aflatoxin was found in potato peels, even after cooking, so she was re- minded to peel all potatoes. The vanadium problem did not go away, in fact a copper problem also loomed (iron dropped to 50). On April 29 she began to give herself coffee enemas [not recommended now, unless filtered for asbestos], an idea taken from the Gerson program, another alternative cancer therapy available in Mexico. May 4 down to 2 tumors and a fibrous mass The fibrous texture (white streaking) was still quite evident in the breast, but only two lumps were rated as tumors by the radiologist. The largest one, measured between the plus signs, did not qualify as a tumor to the radiologist. May 20 No tumors, only fibrous remnants But the May 27 blood test had suddenly worsened. Albumin was up again, the thyroid was affected again (calcitonin was nega- tive at the thyroid, calcium was too high and potassium too high) and copper had returned from some unknown source, so iron had dropped. Toxins had inadver- tently been placed in her mouth to suck on the same way she had gold and amalgam before. In fact, he was just out of the hospital where 18 inches of colon had been re- moved. In fact, a closer look at these frames shows the liver was packed with small to medium size masses (light gray spots). Since this means that sugar has difficulty entering cells, perhaps it also has diffi- culty entering the tumor cells. Should it be given to help the rest of the body reabsorb the tumors, or withheld to starve the tumor? Somehow he was getting more copper [or germanium] than before; his iron had dropped. In fact, gradually worsening liver function can be seen throughout his stay [in spite of and possibly due to shrinking tumors! One significant change is the drop Apr 25 One tumor gone, remaining tumor shrunk to 4. The new liver scan already showed one tumor absent on all frames (no longer mentioned by the radiologist) and the larger one beginning to shrink. The liver texture was much better, but there was still a lot of improvement needed. He was feeling so energized, he enrolled in the two day Syncrometer class and decided to do a liver cleanse. Tumors may dis- solve and liver texture may improve, yet toxicity is hidden in certain organs. He had gotten his right testicle surgically re- moved first, but it then spread to the lymphatic system. In fact his abdomen was full of tumors with one very large one when he arrived there. An ultrasound now showed that the large tumor was gone, but he was still full of enlarged lymph nodes (not shown). This lowered their immunity to bacteria, which now could colonize there, making growth factors. At one time fluke parasites had inhabited them, too, caus- ing malignancy, but this had been stopped. He was encouraged to continue with his Gerson program and diet, ex- cept to go off carrot juice because we had just discovered it contained malo- nic acid. His pulse and body temperature were being monitored at the Gerson clinic as they rose to a point where sweating, nervousness, and in- somnia were felt. We had to wonder why he still carried Salmonella after all the iodine he took from the Gerson clinic. Instructions to get metal out of his dentalware and do the Dental Aftercare program. Instructions to change his refrigerator at home to a new non-freon variety and start on the freon removal program. Throwing out his foam mattress and detoxifying his formaldehyde with taurine plus cysteine both for 3 months. Next day, he was free of benzene and xylene, having stopped drinking bottled water. His first blood test showed a very low potassium in spite of his Gerson supplement of potassium. His blood urea nitrogen was much too low, also, in spite of taking 26 grams (5 tsp. The supplementary urea was evidently a drop in the bucket and not even noticeable after many weeks. This was understandable, since he had been dousing himself with carrot juice (malonic acid inhibits urea formation). His good re- sults so far were a tribute to the Gerson program and Todds personal deter- mination to comply. Only a strong inhibi- tor of urea formation could be responsible, such as a stalled urea synthesis cycle in the liver or large quantities of malonic acid. Checking back in his test records, malonate was found to be present each day he had come in for testing. This would inhibit calci- tonin formation, removing the protection his bones relied on. Negative at thyroid, parathyroid hormone Negative at parathyroid, calcitonin Negative at thyroid. It was wreaking havoc with his blood test results, which seemed worse than before, in spite of getting his dental work done! Their program was certainly responsible for dissolving his large tumor; why couldnt it simply continue dissolving the rest? He was a happy man again, although a mysterious enemy, cobalt, had not yet been vanquished. And Staphylococcus was still present in his lymph nodes; the source of this would have to be dental, so we checked and to our surprise he still had a root canal to be pulled! When he came, he had quit his job and decided to stay as long as it might take; after all, his chances for survival at home were nil. Cobalt Negative at thyroid, parathyroid; parathyroid hormone Positive at parathyroid; calcitonin Negative at thyroid; malonate Positive at thyroid. The thyroid would continue being poisoned by malonate too and therefore jeopardize production of calcitonin. Summary: Todd was the perfect patienthe blended two alternative treatments, even though this is distasteful to both providers. Yet having in my possession his final scans that show nothing, is success, no matter what was on the initial ones. In the last two months she had severe shortness of breath, weight loss, insomnia, and pain down her left arm. Sonjas daughter was determined to get her mother well, hovering over her with the supple- ments, checking supplies, and asking questions. She had received one series of chemotherapy, but was given only six months to live even if she completed the other two, so she jumped ship and headed for Mexico. She had already been on the Kelly program which uses large doses and varieties of digestive enzymes to digest tumors. Her calcium level was extremely low and this would con- tribute to permeability of her tissues that were already letting fluids seep out and also fan the flames of tumor growth. Our policy has never been to scan from head to toe, although such knowledge would be very welcome.

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Apart from the normally associated transcription factors with promoters , methylation of CpG residues is another important mechanism regulating gene expression . Aberrant expression of this predominant epigenetic modication has been reported to play signicant roles in a variety of diseases, including cancers. These compounds facilitate their action through both methylation-dependent and -independent pathways and in some cases direct proteasomal 117 degradation of the enzyme has been reported [53]. In theory, the use of these inhibitors is aimed at reversing the expression of methylation-silenced critical gene expression. So far, the therapeutic improvements are seen against leukemias, although this is not the case with solid tumors since it is likely that a multitude of factors govern the growth of the mass. Therefore, it is imperative to develop or screen for drugs that have less cytotoxicity and more efcacy at lower concentrations. Another concern is the relatively low stability of these compounds in vivo and therefore modications that enhance their stability are to be considered when selecting the drug as a chemotherapeutic agent. These levels change in tumor cells and global hypomethylation and regional hypermethylation of specic genes becomes an apparent pattern and has been reported to be the case in cervical, prostate, and metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma [55]. Reviews on the acetylation of non-histone proteins are limited, yet this protein modication in conjunction with histone modications is very relevant to cancer epigenomics. As seen in many cancers, p53 is mutated and the protein is dysfunctional, contributing to a tumorigenic phenotype. K120 and K164 along with the C-terminus are required for p53 activity, and single-site mutational losses can be rescued by the acetylation of key functional residues [60]. In all, acetylation of p53 improves the stability and binding ability of p53, allowing for recruitment of coactivators to the transcriptional binding sites in the promoters of genes crucial to cell cycle regulatory functions, such as for p21. This gene is also essential to cell survival, differentiation, and prolif- eration and is reported to be overexpressed in many tumors that are aggressive and metastatic [60]. When p50 subunit is acetylated at positions K431, K440, and K441 the protein molecules bind with a higher afnity to its target gene sequences [63,64]. Drawbacks of compounds such as those with high cytotoxicity, low specicity, and low stability all have to be considered when selecting an antiepigenetic compound promoting antitumor activity. One way of improving drug design or compound efcacy is by a dual approach which has been proven to be much more efcient as seen with 5 azacytidine and other chemical compounds. In addition to drug-based compounds, natural plant-based products with similar characteristics need to be screened and tested. Histone deacetylase inhibitors: current status and overview of recent clinical trials. Histone deacetylase inhibitors sensitize human non-small cell lung cancer cells to ionizing radiation through acetyl p53-mediated c-myc down-regulation. Lysine acetylation targets protein complexes and co-regulates major cellular functions. Histone methylation versus histone acetylation: new insights into epigenetic regulation. Identication of tumour- specic epigenetic events in medulloblastoma development by hypermethylation proling. Critical role of histone methylation in tumor suppressor gene silencing in colorectal cancer. Pharmacologic disruption of Polycomb-repressive complex 2-mediated gene repression selectively induces apoptosis in cancer cells. Total synthesis of ()-chaetocin and its analogues: their histone methyltransferase G9a inhibitory activity. Reversal of H3K9me2 by a small- molecule inhibitor for the G9a histone methyltransferase. Neta-substituted arginyl peptide inhibitors of protein arginine N-methyltransferases. Design, synthesis, enzyme-inhibitory activity, and effect on human cancer cells of a novel series of jumonji domain-containing protein 2 histone demethylase inhibitors. The emerging therapeutic potential of histone methyl- transferase and demethylase inhibitors. The Clinical Implications of Methylated p15 and p73 Genes in Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Lessons from interconnected ubiquitylation and acetylation of p53: think metastable networks. Transcriptional regulation by the acetylation of nonhistone proteins in humans e a new target for therapeutics. Acetylation of non-histone proteins modulates cellular signalling at multiple levels. Regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase expression by p300 and p50 acetylation. Up-regulation of p300 binding and p50 acetylation in tumor necrosis factor-alpha- induced cyclooxygenase-2 promoter activation. Alzheimers disease and prion diseases are epigenomic templating diseases that involve the formation of patho- genic proteins [1]. These diseases arise from specic defects in epigenomic processes at specic genetic loci. These disorders have many characteristics in common with rare neurobehavioral disorders with well-dened genetic causes, but like other common (cancer and cardiovascular) diseases have strong epigenomic and environmental components. Epigenetics in Human Disease An issue with neurobehavioral diseases is that the targets are fuzzy. Here, we have attempted to cover issues that are important in understanding epigenomic (another fuzzy term) aspects of these diseases. Not surprisingly a complete picture is not possible, instead we show where links are known to exist. Although the term epigenetics was rst used by Waddington in the 1940s, this eld of science has multiple origins. As originally dened by Waddington, epigenetics is: All those events which lead to the unfolding of the genetic program for development. Independently, the term epigenetics was invoked to explain a variety of bizarre phenotypic phenomena in different organisms that could not be explained by simple Mendelian genetics. In addition, modications impact chromosome localization within the nucleus; hence, impacting potential interactions between chromatin regions [2,3]. At the protein level, epigenomics changes include the many post-translational modications to protein (e. However, within our viewpoint, all these changes represent non-linear information transfer and fall under the umbrella of epigenomics. Today, many epigenomic processes have been identied, some studied in some detail, but many others remain to be discovered. In brief, the term epigenomics describes non-linear transfer of genotype to phenotype, and is a more global and inclusive term than epigenetics. In the future, an important issue will be how to integrate and understand the multitude of genetic, environmental, and epigenomic factors that contribute to disease phenotypes. Epigenomic programming is specic for indi- vidual genes for cell type, time, environment, and history. Besides the amount of variation, a second difculty in this research area is how to collect the information, and a third is how to integrate and analyze the multilevel data. These issues are similar but greater than those faced with sequencing the human genome. Although, there are a large number of reviews on epigenomic programming much of the needed data does not exist today. In an active demethylation process, the modied cytidines are de-aminated producing a mismatched base pair (T-G) in a dinucleotide sequence 5 TpG3 /3 GpC5. Hydroxymethylcytosine distribution varies in a tissue and cell-type-specic manner with high levels in mouse and human embryonic stem cells [7,12,13]. Hydroxymethyl cytosine is enriched at promoter regions and within gene bodies but the former does not correlate with gene expression, and the latter is more positively correlated with gene expression than 5- methyl cytosine [14]. Modications to histones are linked to different levels of compaction referred to as open and closed chromatin that allow or prevent access and expression of genes. Histones can be methylated, phosphorylated, acetylated, and/or ubiquinated (for a recent review see [15]). Most histone modications occur in free amino terminal histone tails rather than in the globular core portions of the nucleosome. The H3 tail has the most sites for modication, 36 residues, with some sites having multiple modications simultaneously (e. For the most part, the histone code for any process is not known and certainly the relationship with the newly discovered cytosine codes. Demethylated H3K4 me and deacetylated H3K9 are associated with closed chromatin and lack of gene expression. Epigenomic programming is used to regulate gene expression as a function of parental origin. However, chromatin codes and epigenomic codes are dynamic and may change in response to environmental and developmental cues. Thereare approximately 80genesprovenand another200 thought-to-beimprintedin the human genome. Imprinting appears to be regional, with 20 proven regions, and 50 addition putative regions. One X chromosome is inactivated through epigenomic programming early in development (before the 32-cell stage)(for review see [26]). The inactive X chromosome can be reactivated with age, and in some individuals inactivation is not random. An excess of chromosome X aneuploids have been detected in neurobehavioral disorders for some time including schizophrenic patients [27,28]. Such mutations may account for the increased severity seen in male versus female patients because males have single copies of chromosome X. As expected, low levels of methylation were found at CpG islands, promoter methylation level was inversely linked gene expression. Mutations in genes involved in epigenomic programming are directly linked to neuro- behavioral disorder. These approaches have been converted to second-generation ultra-high-throughput methods for collecting large amounts of data. Here, we focus on chromatin because these are the best- characterized epigenomic changes corrected to neurobehavioral disease. Another issue is that almost any positive observation on these diseases is accompanied by a contradictory negative nding. Other issues include the subjective diagnosis and the unknown cause(s) of the common neurobehavioral disease. Many of the severe neurobehavioral diseases have overlapping symptoms and can be viewed as points on a continuum of phenotypes that share characteristics. And there are so many 132 changes linked to neuropsychiatric diseases that it is difcult to distinguish between cause and consequence. Our approach has been to view these seemingly disparate observations as windows into a disrupted fundamental cellular process such as that described below. Neurobehavioral diseases are diagnosed from subjective behavioral reporting by aficted individuals and trained observers because objective criterion is not established. Attempts to standardize subjective criteria reach back in time to Kraepelin and Bleuler in the early 1900s. Generally, classication is based on qualitative behavioral characteristics rather than quantitative objective criteria. Hallucinations are usually auditory but can be visual, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory. Negative symptoms such as depression represent behavioral decits such as at or blunted affect, alogia (poverty of speech), anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure), and asociality. The negative symptoms contribute to poor quality of life, functional disability, and lack of motivation, and have been linked to folate deciencies (see below). Cognitive symptoms, including decits in working memory and executive function, are related to the ability to function in society. Conceptual disorganization e circumstantial speech, loose, tangential, illogical associations 2. Occurrence of hallucinations with a single voice in a running commentary of patients activity, or two or more voices or voices that are bizarre can be used singly for diagnosis. Endophenotypes are: (1) heritable characteristics that co-segregate with disease in a family; (2) disease state independent (i. During this period the individual may spiral out of control and engage in reckless self- damaging decisions involving gambling, other nancial activity, sexual activity, etc. Today, treatment includes intensive education along with behavioral and occupational ther- apies, but there are no standard medical interventions. Brain dysfunction may be due to a disparate range of environmental and/or genetics factors. For instance, response to medication or infectious disease can present with behavioral 134 symptoms.

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