The Mystery of Urban Psychosis

Why are paranoia and schizophrenia more common in cities?

Jul 21

Categories: Paranoia / Suspiciousness, Schizophrenia

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What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health problem. People with schizophrenia can have a range of symptoms including periods when they cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Schizophrenia seriously disturbs the way ...

Jun 2

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Does City Life Pose a Risk to Mental Health?

Life in the city can be taxing. City dwellers often face higher rates of crime, pollution, social isolation and other environmental stressors than those living in rural areas. For years studies have consistently linked the risk of developing ...

May 23

Categories: Schizophrenia

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For young people with schizophrenia, physical and mental exercises ...

Workouts appear to trigger 'Miracle-Gro for the brain' that restores connections between neurons, researchers find.

Apr 7

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Refugees have a substantially higher risk of schiyophrenia

Refugees face a substantially higher risk of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, compared to non-refugee migrants from the same regions of origin, finds a new study.

Mar 23

Categories: Other, Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia gene traced in chicken study

Mood-based disorders are one of the top-ten causes of disability worldwide. However the genes underpinning these disorders have proven to be remarkably elusive, say investigators.

Jan 8

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Early, intense intervention helps schizophrenics recover

Talk therapy coupled with early intervention and low doses of anti-psychotic medication can be more effective for people with schizophrenia than routine treatment, a major US study said Tuesday.

Oct 22

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Tender loving care the best treatment for schizophrenia

Mr John F. Nash Jr, an American mathematician who won the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics, was killed on May 23, along with his wife, in a car crash in New Jersey. He was the subject of a book and a film, both titled A Beautiful Mind. For the greater ...

Aug 15

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Siblings of children with schizophrenia show resilience to the ...

Fundamental differences between how the brain forms during adolescence have been discovered in children with schizophrenia and their siblings, a new study shows. The study opens up new avenues for researchers to explore when developing treatment for ...

Aug 8

Categories: Schizophrenia

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A little jolt helps the brain get back on track

Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia to recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them as much as it helps healthy subjects do so, according to a new ...

Jul 10

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia identified

Structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia, providing insight into how the condition may develop and respond to treatment, have been identified in an internationally collaborative study led by a Georgia State University scientist.

Jul 9

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Scientists may have found the most likely culprit so far for ...

Researchers have found a gene that links the three previously unrelated biological changes most commonly blamed for causing schizophrenia, making it one of the most promising culprits for the disease so far, and a good target for future treatments.

May 19

Categories: Schizophrenia

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The Things About Anxiety

For people that don't understand anxiety or have never experienced it, they may think it is the same as worrying about things that are going on your life. Everyone worries about things from time to time, it's a natural part of being human and ...

May 6

Categories: Anxiety, Schizophrenia

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Scientists reconcile three unrelated theories of schizophrenia

A new Duke University study in mice links three previous and, until now, apparently unrelated hypotheses about the causes of schizophrenia, a debilitating mental disorder appearing in late adolescence that affects how people think, act and perceive ...

May 5

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Researchers identify over 100 locations on the human genome ...

Schizophrenia is a distressing psychological disorder, which predominantly affects young people and can run in families. However, there has been limited progress in uncovering the genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia despite numerous ...

Mar 5

Categories: Schizophrenia

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