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Charles Whitman lived a fairly unremarkable life until August 1, , when he murdered 16 people including his wife and mother. His autopsy suggests one troubling explanation: Charles Whitman had a brain tumor pressing on his amygdala, a region of the brain crucial for emotion and behavioral control. Can murder really be a symptom of brain disease? And if our brains can be hijacked so easily, do we really have free will? Neuroscientists are shedding new light on these questions by uncovering how brain lesions can lead to criminal behavior.
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This information allows for cells to distinguish each other apart, as well as form a connection with synapses. However, with too much Glutamate it can be toxic to the brain causing over excitation of the cell and causing them to die. As this disease progresses, symptoms change and vary in degrees. In the late stages, patients will need extensive help with activities of daily living and round the clock supervision. Risk of toxicity is high in the elderly population.
In a recently published case study, doctors describe how a woman with treatment-resistant depression was eventually diagnosed with a brain tumor. They illustrate this phenomena by outlining the case of a year-old woman who had been depressed for six months. She was experiencing apathy, difficulties making decisions, sleep disorders, suicidal thoughts, and problems with concentration and attention. There was no personal or family history of mental illness, but she had recently gone through several stressful events.