Tag Archives: Syndrome

Jerusalem syndrome: Spiritual experience or psychiatric condition?

Jerusalem Syndrome: Spiritual experience or psychiatric condition? Medical Mysteries and Marvels: Tourists visiting the city of Jerusalem are experiencing a strange condition that psychiatrists have dubbed ‘Jerusalem syndrome.’ The idea is that the city somehow triggers a reaction where the tourists begin thinking of themselves as historical, religious characters. But health professionals don’t view these… Read More »

Researchers identify genes associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects one in 10 women of reproductive age. It is characterized by irregular menstrual cycles, facial hair or acne and an increased number of eggs arrested in development. Many women also suffer from weight gain, Type 2 diabetes and depression. While first characterized by the medical community in the mid-1930s, few… Read More »