It has always fascinated me that disease states can produce stereotypic motor behavior. It has not escaped my notice that the "too little " motor activity of quiet delirium and the "too much" motor activity of mania and other forms of agitated motor subtypes of delirium are abnormal patterns of motor behavior. Disease states can… Continue reading Locomotor activity in Bipolar Attacks [ and in hypo-motor delirium and mania, a form of hyper motor delirium.
Neuroplasticity within the cardiorespiratory control network When environmental and/or physiologic conditions are chronically altered, as during chronic hypoxia or hypercapnia, neurophysiological systems are challenged to maintain homeostasis, requiring adjustments in integrated physiological control systems. The physiological adaptation process to chronically altered states is known as acclimatization, which has been well characterized for high altitude exposure/chronic… Continue reading Paula’s breathing is chronically altered.
In order to deal with the subtly changing composition of the air we breathe, as well as dealing with the changing nature of the air carried by the blood to our cells, we have a flexible system to deal with gas exchange in our lungs and in our veins, arteries, kidney and other organs. Paula's… Continue reading What is wrong with Paula?
And they don't realize it. Do you know of anyone doing clinical research into cognitive impairment from bipolar illness or from migraine or from iron deficiency or from thiamine deficiency or any other brain illnesses potentially caused by secondary problems far away from the brain? These are hard problems for which we have no good… Continue reading Do you know of anyone doing clinical research into cognitive impairment from bipolar illness ? Because they are doing it wrong.
Paula has invisible "control of breathing" issues. Control of breathing is part of the autonomic nervous system. Control of breathing and invisible problems with control of breathing is something that we have only begun to investigate.....because some people with control of breathing problems are unaware that they have this problem and are unaware of the… Continue reading Mind and A.N.S. Control of Breathing
I am not referring to what we choose to think or what we choose to do. I am talking about the processes which support the existence of Mind ; the chemical processes which are responsible for thought, memory and arousal. These chemical processes depend on energy, on electrical signalling, on appropriate intracranial pressure, on appropriate… Continue reading Mind must be a product of the autonomic nervous system
it would tell us that its neurons plus the cells and tissues of all the systems of our body [the head and brain is included as part of our body] work together in order to create the proper conditions for our chemical reactions to take place. I imagine that the nervous system would tell us… Continue reading If the nervous system could use words:
is responsible for consciousness. Consciousness [arousal and cognition] is a result of teamwork. Teamwork involving the whole body, linked and commanded by nervous tissue of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. .... still working on this idea] A major function of the nervous system is to control the relative constancy of the… Continue reading The Nervous System
The measurement of the vital signs of blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate [and minute ventilation] and body temperature is an important way to begin evaluating the function of the hypothalamus. And abnormal patterns of these vital signs may be due to abnormal functioning of the hypothalamus OR may be due to injuries impeding the… Continue reading The hypothalamus and the regulation of bodily systems
My complete understanding NOW is that abnormal minute ventilation is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system….and involves the autonomic nervous system [sympathetic and parasympathetic] and the somatic [motor] parts and this disorder WILL affect the central nervous system [the brain and the spine. This is the reason for the disturbance of cognition and memory… Continue reading The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system