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Dear Doctor: I’m a 77-year-old woman – and I’m a hoarder. Well, maybe I’m a hoarder. Maybe I’m just lazy or a procrastinator. Regardless, how can I get myself in gear? Hoarding behavior has only recently been recognized as a disorder. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 28, 2018
Dear Doctors: I see that psilocybin mushrooms – what we used to call magic mushrooms – are being studied now as a possible treatment for PTSD and depression. I’ve struggled with severe depression my whole life. Would it be risky for me to give magic mushrooms a try? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 25, 2018
When a family member or friend is feeling sad or anxious, it can be awkward when you don’t know what to say. You want to help -- and you definitely don’t want to make matters worse – but how? Lekeisha Sumner and [...]
By Leigh Hopper • July 12, 2018
It has been six weeks since my husband, who is 57, had a heart attack, and I’m afraid he’s depressed. His doctors say he’s doing really well but he’s getting more quiet and withdrawn. How can we help him? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and Dr. Eve [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 15, 2018
    Alzheimer’s disease is the much-feared, most common cause of memory problems in the elderly. Sometimes, however, memory problems are caused by something else entirely, including conditions that can be treated if diagnosed, according [...]
By Leigh Hopper • June 7, 2018
The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center [...]
By uclahealth • May 8, 2018
Scientists are learning more all the time about the differences between the female and male brain. So it’s perhaps not too surprising to know that athletes of different gender are impacted differently by brain injuries, such as concussions. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at the David [...]
By David Olmos • September 6, 2017
Before I found out about my thyroid cancer I thought I was going through depression - I felt very moody and lethargic, finding myself napping at 9:30am. My wife began to notice these changes and was confused, because I'm normally not the type of person to feel down and tired [...]
By iamjustingray • July 20, 2017
Developing an understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help ensure you recognize any signs and symptoms early on in your child. The sooner intervention starts, the more likely it is that your child can live a healthier life. What is autism spectrum disorder? Autism spectrum disorder [...]
By uclahealth • May 4, 2017
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language [...]
By uclahealth • March 29, 2017