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Happiness In Schizophrenia

Happiness In Schizophrenia

Scott LaFee and Christina Johnson, University of California, San Diego Research suggests mental illness doesn’t preclude enjoying life Schizophrenia is among the most severe forms of mental illness, yet some people with the disease are as...

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schizophrenia twilight zone
2014-08-19 02:30:56

Dan Gaffney, University of Sydney People with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into actions because brain structures governing desire and emotion are less active and fail to pass goal-directed messages to cortical regions affecting human decision-making, new research reveals. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the finding by a University of Sydney research team is the first to illustrate the inability to initiate goal-directed behavior common in people with schizophrenia. The...

2014-08-18 23:08:52

Aaron Samuel Wallman releases personal story of battle with schizophrenia. Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 With only 1 percent of Americans suffering from schizophrenia, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, this disease may still seem mysterious to much of the general public. Author Aaron Samuel Wallman hopes to clear up common misconceptions of the disease by chronicling his own struggle with schizophrenia in the new book, “A Schizophrenic's...

genetic computer network inference model
2014-08-17 02:00:33

Herb Booth, University of Texas, Arlington A computer science and engineering associate professor and her doctoral student graduate are using a genetic computer network inference model that eventually could predict whether a person will suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or another mental illness. The findings are detailed in the paper “Inference of SNP-Gene Regulatory Networks by Integrating Gene Expressions and Genetic Perturbations,” which was published in the June...

Schizophrenia drug dimmer switch
2014-08-16 06:15:32

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia affects about one percent of the world’s population and, if untreated, leaves sufferers struggling with their relationships, jobs, and lives as a whole. According to the National Institute of Mental Illnesses, schizophrenia is a debilitating brain disorder whereby those diagnosed with this mental illness “may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling...

2014-07-24 11:29:04

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 -- NIH-funded study The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the "skyline" of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. By combining data from all available...

2014-07-23 23:19:55

Genes and pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment and address acute need for drug development for this disorder New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, conducted with 80,000...

Schizophrenia
2014-07-23 06:57:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered more than 100 genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia in research that could provide new insight into how the condition is caused and could be the catalyst for new treatment options. Writing in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers led by Dr. Michael O'Donovan of the Cardiff University School of Medicine conducted what is being called the largest genomic study yet published...

2014-07-22 00:21:12

Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder...

2014-07-21 09:41:42

University of Cambridge A study published today has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia. For the first time, researchers have been able to examine whether this decrease is harmful for patients' cognitive function and symptoms, and noted that over a nine year follow-up, this decrease did not appear to have any effect. As we age, our brains naturally lose some of their volume – in other...

2014-07-15 10:01:47

Elsevier The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry. Our brains are usually good at focusing on the information that we are trying to learn and filtering out the "noise" or thoughts that aren't relevant. However, memory impairment in schizophrenia may be related in part to a problem with this filtering...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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