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Mary's Sober Diary   Sobriety/Recovery Journals

Started 12/8/08 by marylouise50; 47022 views.

From: MaryLouise3


New research mentioned by a friend  who is interested in therapies reversing neurodevelopmental disorders in adults.

Excerpt from article

Additionally, these results may also have implications for treating other disorders, such as brain injury, stroke, addiction, etc. For example, prolonged substance abuse leads to stable molecular, cellular, structural, and behavioral changes that present a formidable problem for recovering patients (Volkow and Li, 2005). The results reviewed here suggest that correcting the maladaptive biochemical states brought about by these disorders (e.g, addiction, brain injury, etc.) may allow the brain to recover, even when key neuroanatomical changes associated with pathology are not reversed. In addition to correcting disrupted molecular processes, it is possible that manipulations that reopen highly plastic developmental states may facilitate recovery from neurodevelopmental disorders, addiction, or any other disorder that disrupts the structure and function of the brain. Altogether the findings reviewed here raise the possibility that adult treatments could one day help the many millions of people affected with neurodevelopmental disorders. They also highlight the importance and urgency of understanding the absolutely fascinating ability of the adult brain to reinvent itself.



From: MaryLouise3


Hi everyone, and especially Michael. I'm now posting in the Sobriety/Recovery Journals  folder after getting All Discussions brought up and checking through folders. Michael what you might do is to find this folder and then click on New Topic and give your own journals a title.

Let me know if this works for you.

Mary Louise the neo-Luddite of forums


From: MaryLouise3


Hi Everyone

Today is  my sober anniversary -- I sobered up on 17 March 2007 and didn't know it was St Patrick's Day!

Very glad that in a time of uncertainty and anxiety I don't feel the need to drink. Thanks to everyone here who has helped me stay sober through the years.