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2012-05-25 05:32:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Behavioral flexibility allows us to modify our behaviors to adjust to circumstances that are similar, but not identical, to previous experiences. Now, a protein necessary for individuals to maintain that flexibility has been identified. The findings may offer new insights into addressing autism and schizophrenia, both of which are known for impaired behavioral inflexibility. Our behavioral flexibility allows us to make necessary changes and, then, successfully...

2012-05-15 21:00:37

Reducing the non-FDA-approved use of antipsychotic drugs may be a way to save money while having little effect on patient care, according to a Penn State College of Medicine study. Researchers say that 57.6 percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications in data from 2003 did not have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, the conditions for which the drugs were approved for use. Use of medication for treatments that is not FDA-approved is called off-label use. "Given healthcare...

Key Genes And Prototype Predictive Test For Schizophrenia Identified
2012-05-15 10:17:22

An Indiana University-led research team, along with a group of national and international collaborators, has identified and prioritized a comprehensive group of genes most associated with schizophrenia that together can generate a score indicating whether an individual is at higher or lower risk of developing the disease. Using a convergent functional genomics approach that incorporates a variety of experimental techniques, the scientists also were able to apply a panel of their top genes...

2012-05-02 13:30:37

Although the two disorders may seem dissimilar, epilepsy and psychosis are associated. Individuals with epilepsy are more likely to have schizophrenia, and a family history of epilepsy is a risk factor for psychosis. It is not known whether the converse is true, i.e., whether a family history of psychosis is a risk factor for epilepsy. Multiple studies using varied investigative techniques have shown that patients with schizophrenia and patients with epilepsy show some similar structural...

2012-04-19 20:18:10

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that children who have experienced severe trauma are three times as likely to develop schizophrenia in later life. The findings shed new light on the debate about the importance of genetic and environmental triggers of psychotic disorders. For many years research in mental health has focused on the biological factors behind conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychotic depression, but there is now increasing evidence...

2012-04-06 11:07:24

Research: Early detection and intervention evaluation for people at risk of psychosis: Multisite randomized controlled trial Cognitive therapy reduces the severity of psychotic experiences in adults who are at risk of developing conditions such as schizophrenia, a randomized controlled trial published on bmj.com claims. Authors from several UK universities (Birmingham, Glasgow, Cambridge, Manchester and UEA), led by the University of Manchester, set out to determine whether cognitive...

2012-03-28 01:01:12

TAU research advocates behavior-based treatment as an option of dementia patients Dementia – an acute loss of cognitive ability – can be marked by memory loss, decreased attention span, and disorientation. It occurs in severe disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Despite the fact that the condition is common, especially among older persons, there is still a lack of effective treatment. According to Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield of Tel Aviv University' Herczeg Institute on...

2012-03-27 13:48:21

Antipsychotic medication was associated with a modest and time-limited increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) among older patients treated with cholinesterase inhibitors for dementia, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Antipsychotic medications are commonly prescribed for older patients to manage the symptoms of dementia, which can include physical aggression, agitation and hallucinations. For...


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