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nepeta

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About nepeta

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  1. I don't know much about the brain, so no, I haven't considered anything that specific. She does have a diagnosis of Aspergers. That's something I'm much more familiar with, but I've never heard of anything like this before, so I assumed it wasn't related. Both my friend (the nurse) and I urged for more tests, but so far all the doc sent for was a memory test. It doesn't look like the doc is going to pursue it further unless the client asks for more tests. I'm not sure what other tests to recommend, and frankly I'm hesitant to get involved since I'm not a medical professional of any kind. But at the same time, I can't just accept the way things are without even trying to find a solution.
  2. Suppose someone speaks English and American Sign Language (a hearing person), and has no problem understanding English, but has trouble with verbal recall and reports frequent "brain fog" and having trouble forming thoughts. However, this person has no problem expressing herself in a spacial-visual language. Where do you think the problem originates? It's not speech-related, since writing is also affected (basically, anything to do with producing words). Memory tests average. I don't think it's language-related, since she's able to communicate in a spacial-visual language. (I imagine sign language would still involve language processing, but correct me if I'm wrong on that.) I have a friend who's a nurse, and she saw a similar case once. She wrote, "...found that the brain was too active, and essentially her head was "too noisy" for her to think inside it...used some psychotropic drugs that slowed things down a little, and now she's a very quick thinker." I'm trying to understand what's going on here, but I can't find any helpful information. It doesn't seem to be a known condition; I've only heard of the one case until now, and then the second one through my friend recently.
  3. In much of mainland Europe, you have to decide what you want to be by the time you start high school, so you know what prerequisites to take to get into the university program you want. In most cases, you get one chance to choose, and then you're locked into that path. While it is theoretically possible to decide late, it's very hard to do, and the vast majority of people will never get the opportunity to go back and get the prereq's they need, so it's best to get it right the first time. Same goes for changing majors once you're in uni; it's possible, but very difficult and highly unlikely. I would look up the websites of some American universities you're interested in, and see what their entrance requirements are. It is fairly easy to get financial aid and scholarships/bursuries as an international student, so look into that too. If you want to work in the US, you'll definitely have to go to university in the US. They don't accept internationally trained doctors, last time I checked. Also, apply as early as possible; it can take a while to get the paperwork sorted out, and spaces fill up quickly.
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