Depression, a medical disorder distinct from sadness or grief, affects people around the world of all ages, though many of them are not diagnosed or do not receive adequate treatment. This book explains the symptoms of depression, how it can vary across i
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic metabolic disorder that affects the respiratory and digestive systems. Although the mortality rate for infants and children with cystic fibrosis used to be very high, more than half of all patients with cystic fibrosis now sur
First identified in the nineteenth century, Down syndrome is one of the most recognizable genetic disorders, marked by characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability. Since scientists discovered in the 1950s that people with D
Readers of this informative text will find that recently, doctors have come to understand five main types of bipolar disorder as well as a spectrum of issues that share some symptoms with it. Emotional triggers, stress, trauma, and even seasons can cause
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 68 American children has autism. This book describes the autism spectrum, exploring how the various ways that this neurodevelopmental disorder can affect individuals, from difficulty with so
Multiple sclerosis, a progressive autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system, usually develops between the ages of twenty and fifty. This guide to multiple sclerosis describes the difference between the four types of the disease and how s
Studies from around the world showcase both the positive and the negative impacts that development projects can have. This book explores the various consequences of resource management within the forestry industry. Throughout, pros and cons of development and deforestation are presented in order to represent both sides and provoke a debate/discussion.
Presents detailed information about tsunamis, discussing how they are formed, where they happen, the most devastating tsunamis of the past, and the steps that are being taken to install warning systems around the world.