Latest Psychosis Stories

2014-10-09 09:08:11

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people have been affected by mental illness either personally or through friends, family and loved ones. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that one in four American adults suffer from mental illness a year. Of those, about one in 17 live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. All mental illnesses are dangerous and can be debilitating, which is why awareness...

2014-10-02 12:32:05

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 5-11. What do you have planned? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO MIAW is a time for education about mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other medical conditions that affect a person's thinking, feelings moods, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. MIAW includes National Depression Screening Day (Oct. 9.) and World Mental...

Blood Test Could Help Determine Who Is At Risk For Psychosis
2014-09-23 03:49:41

University of North Carolina Health Care A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis. Psychosis includes hallucinations or delusions that define the development of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia emerges in late adolescence and early adulthood and affects about 1 in every 100 people. In severe cases, the...

2014-09-16 23:05:48

Our treatment laws are too often still outdated and ineffective, said the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Despite some progress at the state and federal levels in the year since the Navy Yard mass killing left 12 dead and 3 wounded, much more change is needed if the nation is to reduce the impacts of untreated severe mental illness on its families and communities, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. "There is no question the cascade of...

Schizophrenia genetics
2014-09-16 07:21:57

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders - each with its own unique set of symptoms, according to new research published online Monday in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, one of the senior investigators of the study as well as a professor of psychiatry and genetics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and his colleagues believe their...

Schizophrenia Dilip Jeste
2014-08-21 02:45:56

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 happy as those in good physical and mental health according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study is published online this week in the journal Schizophrenia Research. “People...

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...

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