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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...

2011-11-08 12:02:39

Canadian scientists also confirm previous research showing possible link between cannabis dependence and schizophrenia In the first worldwide study of its kind, scientists from Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found evidence that heavy methamphetamine users might have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. This finding was based on a large study comparing the risk among methamphetamine users not only to a group that did not use drugs, but also to heavy users of...

Computer Algorithm Can Predict Outcomes Of Psychotic Illnesses
2011-11-08 07:12:00

Computer algorithms that analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans can help predict the duration and severity of a psychotic patient's illness, something that could help doctors make better treatment decisions, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Psychological Medicine. Psychosis is a condition that affects people's minds, altering the way they think, feel and behave.  It can be accompanied by hallucinations and delusions. The most common forms are...

2011-11-07 16:49:37

Computer analysis of brain scans could help predict how severe the future illness course of a patient with psychosis will be, according to research funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. The findings could allow doctors to make more accurate decisions about how best to treat patients. Psychosis is a condition that affects people's minds, altering the way they think, feel and behave. It can be accompanied by hallucinations and delusions. The most common forms are...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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