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Circadian Rhythms, What are They? How Do These Affect Psychiatric and Other Diseases (Disorders)

Coleen McClung PHD is a nationally known researcher of Circadian Rhythms. She is funded by the NIMIH/NIDA/prominent Research Foundations. This Podcast focuses on these rhythms, present in all body/animal cells including humans. They are essential for life. Such rhythms may be altered in psychiatric disorders, e.g. Bi-Polar disorder, or other serious bodily diseases such as Cancer. These rhythms, natural and disordered, offer new approaches for effective treatment. Each of these issues is discussed.

Released: March 2, 2022


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