Symptoms of schizophrenia possible following sleep deprivation

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's ...

Jul 15

Categories: Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders

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New research could uncover genes at the root of psychiatric illnesses

Understanding the basis of psychiatric disorders has been extremely challenging because there are many genetic variants that may increase risk but are insufficient to cause disease. Now investigators describe a strategy that may help reveal how such ...

Jul 7

Categories: Schizophrenia

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The Family of Schizophrenia

The improvement of the condition of schizophrenia is strongly linked to family involvement in the life of the schizophrenic. Family members can ease the difficulties of this serious mental illness in ways that people outside the family system cannot.

Jun 27

Categories: Family Problems, Schizophrenia

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Brain circuit problem likely sets stage for the "voices" that are ...

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the "voices" that are a common symptom of schizophrenia.

Jun 10

Categories: Schizophrenia

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New Evidence Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia

New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful ...

Jun 9

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia

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Understanding Schizophrenia in Singapore

Dr Ang Yong Guan is a well-known mental health advocate and psychiatrist in Singapore, and was the longest-serving psychiatrist with the Singapore Armed Forces for almost 17 years. He knows the statistics in Singapore signal a crisis: one in six ...

Jun 2

Categories: Schizophrenia

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New stem cell research points to early indicators of schizophrenia

Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown that neurons generated from the skin cells of people with schizophrenia behave strangely in early developmental stages, providing a hint as to ways to detect and potentially ...

May 15

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Similarities in Dopamine System Between Highly Creative People and ...

Swedish researchers have found similarities in the dopamine system between highly creative individuals and those with schizophrenia.

Apr 11

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Experimental Cancer Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Adolescent Mice

Johns Hopkins researchers say that an experimental anticancer compound appears to have reversed behaviors associated with schizophrenia and restored some lost brain cell function in adolescent mice with a rodent version of the devastating mental ...

Apr 10

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Noisy brain signals: How the schizophrenic brain misinterprets the ...

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. The study from the Montreal Neurological Institute ...

Apr 8

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Novel on schizophrenic wins Costa Book Award

Nathan Filer's debut novel, The Shock Of The Fall, is a haunting and powerful take on guilt, death and mental illness and has won best first novel at the 2014 Costa Book Awards.

Feb 3

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Early Detection Key to Treatment in Youth

KUALA LUMPUR: EARLY detection of poor mental health among students and early treatment are important to prevent further complications and the higher risk of developing mental illnesses. The Health Ministry's Mental Health Promotion Advisory ...

Jan 8

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Schizophrenia, ...

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Schizophrenia and Depression

Watch this short video explaining the conditions of Schizophrenia and Depression.

Dec 27

Categories: Depression, Schizophrenia

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Treating Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder Differently

Psychopathology may be represented as residing on a continuum, ranging from, at one end “psychotic” to at the other end, “normal”. “Personality disordered” and “neurotic” lie between the two. However, there are general differences in ...

Nov 6

Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia

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Documentary on Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder characterized by disordered thought processes (called psychosis) and abnormal emotional ...

Oct 29

Categories: Bipolar, Schizophrenia

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