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2012-01-10 15:08:56

In a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), people with schizophrenia showed greater brain activity during tests that induce a brief, mild form of delusional thinking. This effect wasn't seen in a comparison group without schizophrenia. The study appears in the December issue of Biological Psychiatry. "We studied a type of delusion called a delusion of reference, which occurs when people feel that external stimuli such as newspaper articles or strangers'...

2012-01-06 06:11:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In the 80s, there was a commercial that aired constantly of a cracked egg being cooked in a frying pan, and then, there was the voice-over, "This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs; any questions?" Different ingredients found in marijuana appear to affect regions of the brain differently during processing functions involving responses to certain visual stimuli and tasks; thus leading to hallucinations. Sagnik Bhattacharyya, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D, at the...

2012-01-05 12:37:01

Recent research has found striking links between psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and certain types of international immigration. Now for the first time, a major study has found that immigrating in early childhood appears to carry the highest risk. The study, conducted in the Netherlands, found that the younger the age at migration, the higher the risk of psychotic disorders. Those who immigrated when under the age of five had a twofold higher risk than those who immigrated at age...

2012-01-02 23:13:27

Adolescents diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses appear to show greater decreases in gray matter volume and increases in cerebrospinal fluid in the frontal lobe compared to healthy adolescents without a diagnosis of psychosis, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Progressive loss of brain gray matter (GM) has been reported in childhood-onset schizophrenia; however, it is uncertain whether these changes...

2011-12-22 17:55:00

U.S. District Court Judge Jay R. Irwin ruled that Eric Clark might have been acquitted of murdering Flagstaff police officer Jeffrey Moritz if observations about Clark's untreated mental illness before the shooting had been presented, the Treatment Advocacy Center announced. Arlington, VA. (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Eric Clark, imprisoned since his 2003 murder conviction for killing a Flagstaff police officer, has been ordered released from prison or retried by the state of Arizona, the...

2011-12-16 12:50:07

The identification of genes that contribute to a susceptibility to complex neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorders has been not very successful using conventional genetic approach. There are several problems associating with this conventional approach including carriers of genes cannot be identified in the absence of manifest symptoms and the heterogeneity of neuropsychiatric disorders. A new direction that appears encouraging is the...

2011-12-08 08:00:00

New York nursing home abuse lawyer David Perecman joins the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services in calling for an end to the over prescription of anti-psychotic drugs to nursing home patients with dementia. The issue was recently examined at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Aging. The New York nursing home abuse lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of nursing home abuse cases over the past 30 years. (PRWEB) December 08, 2011...

Researchers Help Fight Ineffective Antipsychotic Drugs
2011-11-24 05:46:07

Researchers interested in the treatment of schizophrenia and dementia have helped clarify how antipsychotic drugs that target a complex of two receptors at the surface of cells in the brain work. The team has shown that two brain receptors, which bind the neurotransmitter signals serotonin and glutamate at the outside of the cell, form a complex in the areas of the brain that malfunction in schizophrenic patients. The researchers have developed a metric that may help determine the...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.