Navigation Links
Parkinson's treatment can trigger creativity
Date:1/14/2013

of dopamine levels in the brain.

There are seemingly no limits to the types of artistic work for which patients develop talents, observes Prof. Inzelberg. Cases include an architect who began to draw and paint human figures after treatment, and a patient who, after treatment, became a prize-winning poet though he had never been involved in the arts before.

It's possible that these patients are expressing latent talents they never had the courage to demonstrate before, she suggests. Dopamine-inducing therapies are also connected to a loss of impulse control, and sometimes result in behaviors like excessive gambling or obsessional hobbies. An increase in artistic drive could be linked to this lowering of inhibitions, allowing patients to embrace their creativity. Some patients have even reported a connection between their artistic sensibilities and medication dose, noting that they feel they can create more freely when the dose is higher.

Therapeutic value

Prof. Inzelberg believes that such artistic expressions have promising therapeutic potential, both psychologically and physiologically. Her patients report being happier when they are busy with their art, and have noted that motor handicaps can lessen significantly. One such patient is usually wheelchair-bound or dependent on a walker, but creates intricate wooden sculptures that have been displayed in galleries. External stimuli can sometimes bypass motor issues and foster normal movement, she explains. Similar types of art therapy are already used for dementia and stroke patients to help mitigate the loss of verbal communication skills, for example.

The next step is to try to characterize those patients who become more creative through treatment through comparing them to patients who do not experience a growth in artistic output. "We want to screen patients under treatment for creativity and impulsivity to see if we can identify what is unique in those who do b
'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Understanding brain tumor growth opens door for non-surgical treatment
2. Researchers use iPSCs to define optimal treatment for managing life-threatening arrhythmias
3. New treatment could combat deadly chemical agents
4. More Focused Radiation Treatment May Work Better Against Brain Tumors
5. Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study
6. Regenerative medicine: Clinical trials launched for the treatment of delayed union fractures
7. Researchers reveal most effective treatment for common kidney disorder
8. Changing Poses LLC Brings Balance to Chiropractic Treatment Tables, Complimentary Lavender Spray Cleaner with All Wholesale Orders
9. Black and Hispanic patients less likely to complete substance abuse treatment, Penn study shows
10. Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy
11. U.S. Medical Waste Market Analysis: Treatment, Containment, Management and Disposal Products Reviewed in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Parkinson's treatment can trigger creativity
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or ... development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study ... or both could help prevent cataracts. To investigate this ... Harvard Medical School in Boston, and his colleagues examined ... vitamin E. The trial was initially designed to study ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 TayganPoint ... announced today that President and co-founder John Cassimatis ... Innovation Award Winners for 2014, recognizing the region’s ... as an emerging executive of the year. , ... and life sciences that continue to shape the ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 Stealth Health Revolution co-founders, ... and Frank Davis, founder of Food for Health ... pleased to announce the new recipe book, "The ... nutrition-packed meals using Activz whole-food powders." The ... in the Stealth Health Revolution mission ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... can expect to pay higher employee contributions for their ... resource officers about the impact of the Patient Protection ... Obamacare) conducted by the Darla Moore School of Business ... , Patrick Wright, a professor in strategic human resource ... HR Officers. The survey is distributed to more than ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... to develop tools that would allow them to clearly ... a neuron fires to the resulting behavior in a ... working to develop a range of new tools to ... such tool that provides a new way of mapping ... collaboration between Viviana Gradinaru (BS ,05), assistant professor of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts 2Health News:TayganPoint Executive Receives Prestigious Award from Philadelphia Business Journal 2Health News:Montel Williams and Frank Davis Announce New Whole-Food Nutrition Recipe Book, The Simple Scoop, at Natural Products Expo East In Baltimore 2Health News:Montel Williams and Frank Davis Announce New Whole-Food Nutrition Recipe Book, The Simple Scoop, at Natural Products Expo East In Baltimore 3Health News:Survey: Fortune 500 employees can expect to pay more for health insurance 2Health News:Survey: Fortune 500 employees can expect to pay more for health insurance 3Health News:Sensing neuronal activity with light 2Health News:Sensing neuronal activity with light 3Health News:Sensing neuronal activity with light 4Health News:Sensing neuronal activity with light 5
... much about it. FlameEz.com is launched to provide the latest information ... of the most feared illnesses in middle and old age. ... ... Millions of Americans are affected by chronic inflammation without knowing much ...
... a ,must book-mark site,BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 14 The ... Foundation,s Web site -- www.cff.org -- the ... its "Best of the Web" review of 2008, the ... about cystic fibrosis. , , "This ...
... in French Hospital Market with More Than 130 ... ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: ... today announced that its subsidiary, Inlog, has licensed ... Serveur" in France) to nineteen additional hospitals during ...
... to Treat Diseases (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com management ... agreement with Shenzhen Mellow Hope Pharm Industrial Co., ... biggest exporter of Biological Vaccines in China, and ... influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and other diseases; Blood based ...
... Quality Program ReviewsSEATTLE, Jan. 14 MetaStar, ... clinical guidelines and software from Milliman Care ... non-physician medical care reviews throughout the state. ... Milliman Care Guidelines (R) suite, MetaStar now ...
... insulin and oral human growth hormone formulations provide ... ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... Cobalamin(TM) oral drug delivery product development programs. The ... B12 oral uptake mechanism to facilitate oral absorption ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Control of Inflammation May Benefit Many of the Most Feared Illnesses in Middle and Old Age 2Health News:Control of Inflammation May Benefit Many of the Most Feared Illnesses in Middle and Old Age 3Health News:Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Web Site Rated 'Best of the Web' 2Health News:Global Med Technologies(R)' Inlog Subsidiary Licensed EdgeTrack to 62 French Hospitals in 2008, Including 19 Hospitals in Q4 2008 2Health News:Global Med Technologies(R)' Inlog Subsidiary Licensed EdgeTrack to 62 French Hospitals in 2008, Including 19 Hospitals in Q4 2008 3Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) in Merger Talks with Mellow Hope, China 2Health News:Milliman Care Guidelines(R) Replaces Multiple Guideline Sets for Wisconsin QIO 2Health News:Milliman Care Guidelines(R) Replaces Multiple Guideline Sets for Wisconsin QIO 3Health News:Access Pharmaceuticals Provides an Update on Advances In Its Cobalamin(TM) Oral Drug Delivery Product Development 2Health News:Access Pharmaceuticals Provides an Update on Advances In Its Cobalamin(TM) Oral Drug Delivery Product Development 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... SAN ANTONIO, Texas , Sept. 18, 2014  Casen ... vessels, skin and muscles to harden.  His case is one ... (GVM) in the world.  The only hospital in ... few in the world, offering treatment with the dual wave-length ... in San Antonio . Using a laser ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... LONDON , Sept. 18, 2014 ... companies. Competition for innovation, increasing clinical development costs, ... with the fast-changing environment are important factors driving ... and clinical trial costs continue to rise due ... Studies conducted by industry think tanks suggest ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... NORTHVALE, N.J. , Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Gianluca DeNovi , Ph.D. to its corporate ... DeNovi is an instructor at the Harvard Medical ... Bio-Medico of Rome.  He received his Masters degree ... and Control Systems from the University of Bologna. After ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Methodist Children's Hospital In San Antonio, TX Only Hospital In The U.S. Treating Rare Vascular Condition With Dual Wave-Length Laser 2Patient Recruitment in Asia Biotech and Pharma Companies 2Patient Recruitment in Asia Biotech and Pharma Companies 3ADM Tronics Appoints Gianluca DeNovi, Ph.D. To Advisory Board 2ADM Tronics Appoints Gianluca DeNovi, Ph.D. To Advisory Board 3
Cross action, round handle, maximum opening 2.8 mm....
Irrigating nucleus chopper, tip angled 30 to side wedge shaped inferior edge with blunt tip and front notch for engaging iris end opening, 19 gauge. For use in the right hand....
Irrigating nucleus chopper, wedge-shaped inferior edge with, blunt tip, 0.6 mm dual sideports, 20 gauge....
Irrigating nucleus chopper, semi-sharp, wedge shaped inferior edge with a pointed tip, dual sideports, 20 gauge. For Phakonit cataract surgery....
Medicine Products: