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Latest Psychosis Stories

2012-03-28 01:01:12

Dementia — an acute loss of cognitive ability — can be marked by memory loss, decreased attention span, and disorientation.

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.

2012-03-27 08:59:33

Schizophrenia has long been known to be hereditary.

2012-03-15 12:00:13

Psychiatry is employing smartphone technology as an innovative tool in the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia and other serious mental illness.

2012-03-08 00:52:49

Chronic stress has a more powerful effect on the brain during adolescence than in adulthood and now there's proof at the molecular level.

2012-03-06 10:45:55

People with schizophrenia report improved functioning after participating in a new, evidence-based clinical program, according to results announced today from a six-month pilot.

2012-02-28 21:37:09

The self-inflicted removal of one or both eyes, which has traditionally been attributed to sexual guilt, is, in fact, caused by untreated psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia.

2012-02-27 07:26:45

A new study on enhancing behavior and brain activation in patients with schizophrenia has found that a specific type of computerized cognitive training can do just that.

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.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.