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2011-12-28 08:12:12

The findings could point the way to new therapies Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that DNA stays too tightly wound in certain brain cells of schizophrenic subjects. The findings suggest that drugs already in development for other diseases might eventually offer hope as a treatment for schizophrenia and related conditions in the elderly. The research, now available online in the new Nature journal, Translational Psychiatry, shows the deficit is especially...

2010-06-17 07:30:00

BRUSSELS, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New data presented this week at the 14th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Buenos Aires, Argentina (June 13-17, 2010) showed that Neupro® (rotigotine transdermal system) provided significantly greater improvement in early morning motor symptoms and sleep quality, compared with placebo, and as measured by the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale and the Parkinson's Disease Sleep Scale....

2010-04-30 13:35:00

Children normally experience flights of fancy, including imaginary friends and conversations with stuffed animals, but some of them are also having hallucinations and delusions which might be the early signs of psychosis. A study of British 12-year-olds that asked whether they had ever seen things or heard voices that weren't really there, and then asked careful follow-up questions, has found that nearly 6 percent may be showing at least one definite symptom of psychosis. The children who...

2010-03-25 14:15:00

NAPLES, Fla., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- "My mother is driving me crazy!" This phrase is often uttered (or screamed) by people who are taking care of elderly parents. The AgingCare.com message boards are filled with difficult behavior problems by elderly parents: stories of hallucinations, hoarding ... even abuse. AgingCare.com, an online community for caregivers, compiled from our discussion boards the top difficult behaviors: Abuse Stories of mental, emotional, even physical abuse to...

2010-03-03 13:16:57

ST. LOUIS "“ In the last month, Anthony Scalzo, M.D., professor of toxicology at Saint Louis University, has seen nearly 30 cases involving teenagers who were experiencing hallucinations, severe agitation, elevated heart rate and blood pressure, vomiting and, in some cases, tremors and seizures. All of these teens had smoked a dangerous, yet legal substance known as K2 or "fake weed." According to Scalzo, K2, an unregulated mixture of dried herbs, is growing in popularity because it is...

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2010-02-28 07:15:00

According to a study released on Saturday, the longer people use cannabis, the more likely they are to experience hallucinations, delusions or suffer from psychosis. The study discovered that those who first used cannabis when they were 15 or younger were twice as likely to develop a "non-affective psychosis," which includes schizophrenia. John MacGrath, from the University of Queensland in Australia, led the research, which was published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.  The...

2009-10-27 15:25:46

Oct. 27 scientific program highlights, AAO-PAAO 2009 Meeting Today's Scientific Program, 2009 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) - Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) Joint Meeting, includes a Veterans Administration study that indicates that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with vision loss from traumatic brain injury have significantly poorer quality of life than comparable civilian patients, and a Harvard doctor's insights on how to best evaluate and care for low-vision...

2009-08-11 08:25:00

 Schizophrenia waits silently until a seemingly normal child becomes a teenager or young adult. Then it swoops down and derails a young life.Scientists have not understood what causes the severe mental disorder, which affects up to 1 percent of the population and results in hallucinations, memory loss and social withdrawal.But new research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has revealed how schizophrenia works in the brain and provided a fresh opportunity for...

2009-06-09 09:42:44

Nearly 1 in 10 patients with obstructive sleep apnea also experience "parasomnia" symptoms such as sleepwalking, hallucinations and acting out their dreams, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found.Researchers examined records of 537 adult sleep apnea patients who were evaluated at the Loyola Center for Sleep Disorders in Maywood and Oak Brook Terrace. Fifty-one patients, or 9.5 percent of the total, reported one or more types of parasomnia symptoms.Parasomnia...

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2009-01-14 09:13:27

People who consume too much coffee may start hallucinating, UK researchers have announced. A Durham University team asked 200 students about their caffeine consumption habits. They reported their findings in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. People who knock back more than seven cups of coffee daily are three times more apt to have delusions than those who had only one. The academics stated, however, the discoveries do not confirm a "causal link". They also emphasized...