“Guilty By Reason Of Insanity: A Psychiatrist Explores The Minds Of Killers” (Lewis, 1998) is a recommended publication for those who wish to have a better understanding in how some killers came into fruition. WARNING: Graphic narrative.
Lewis, D. O., M. D. (1998). Guilty By Reason Of Insanity: A Psychiatrist Explores The Minds Of Killers. Ivy Books, The Ballantine Publishing Group.
*Of course, some people became murderers because of a congenital brain impairment.
Is there a direct link to cognitive issues and COVID-19? “COVID-19’s Effects On The Brain” (Zimmer, 2021) investigates what numerous patients are dealing with.
Zimmer, K. (2021). COVID-19’s Effects On The Brain. Retrieved From
COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain | The Scientist Magazine® (the-scientist.com)
Since the January 10, 2014 posting, Psych Central: “Antibodies in GI Tract Linked to Greater Risk for Bipolar Illness”, research on gut bacteria has increased exponentially regarding how good bacteria plays a positive role for the mind and body, and in particular cognitive difficulties that can manifest from unhealthy bacteria. The following are links for additional literature concerning both kinds of bacteria:
Microbes Help Produce Serotonin in Gut (California Institute of Technology (Caltech.edu), April 9, 2015)
Immune system uses gut bacteria to control glucose metabolism (Science Daily, November 14, 2016)
Gut microbiome contributes to Parkinson’s, study suggests (MedicalNewsToday.com, December 2, 2016)
Likely Connection Between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Gut Microbiome (Psychiatry Advisor, May 17, 2016)
The Gastrointestinal Tract Microbiome and Potential Link to Alzheimer’s Disease (US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health – Frontiers in Neurology, April 4, 2014)
The tantalizing links between gut microbes and the brain (Nature, International Weekly Journal of Science, October 16, 2015)
The following resource is a brief presentation by Dr. Samuel Hunter:
[VIDEO] “Gut Bacteria and Multiple Sclerosis”
It’s devastating when someone experiences a stroke! To worsen matters, there’s the possibility of acquiring Locked-In Syndrome (LIS) which can rob them of their dignity. Science Daily (2013) reported that,
“LIS results from a lesion to the brainstem, which can occur when a stroke impacts this specific small area at the junction between the spinal cord and the left and right hemispheres of the brain. The lesion blocks the brain’s motor pathways, resulting in almost complete paralysis.”
Please share this article with loved ones who have risk factors for stroke.
Science Daily. (2013). Unlocking a Brighter Future for Locked-In Syndrome. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017080702.htm From Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.