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From a German non-scientific magazine: Patients react very differently to the artificial coma. "Many of them have nightmares, but not everyone can remember them later," says Meermeier. Put up for discussion here.


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The majority of people who recovered from coma did not report any experiences that occurred while they were in coma (clinically unresponsive, with absent or minimal brainstem reflexes, and with severely abnormal EEG). However, some people who had cardiac arrest or came very close to clinical death but were successfully revived reported later that they had ...


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It's probably a bit more complicated than that. Cortical areas tend to be highly connected with their contralateral counterparts, so it's not really fair to expect that the effects of stimulation on one side of the brain doesn't impact the contralateral side. The claustrum is itself a small gray matter region, but it is surrounded by white matter as well. ...


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Predicting individual side effects is generally not feasible in current clinical practice, although in the purview of "personalized medicine", mostly as a research goal/topic. For psychotropic medications, this is largely envisaged to work through pharmacogenomics: In pharmacogenomics, genomic information is used to study individual responses to drugs. ...


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Therapeutic effects and adverse reactions of psychoneuro-pharmaceutical drugs are tested using the same gold standard as usd for more conventional drugs, namely in randomized controlled trials. Phase I trials focus on side effects and dosages in a small group of healthy subjects. Phase II testings assess efficacy and side effects in a medium-sized ...


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How can we earnestly predict the effects, both therapeutic and adverse, of psychotropic drugs on the specific patient in front of us? The basic answer is that you cannot necessarily predict accurately how any medication will affect any individual person. Medications can in general, carry risks of side effects. The risk levels of each side effect will also ...


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