Quantcast

Latest Psychosis Stories

2011-11-02 11:47:16

Functional psychosis can be diagnosed from the first indications of the patient, thanks to affective symptomatology. Depressive moods, hyperactivity and lack of concentration are affective symptoms that can present themselves during the first psychotic episodes, and the presence or absence of any of them may contribute to differentiating, at an early stage, between the different variations of the mental disease. Thus concludes researcher Ms Marta Arrasate, who also pointed to the symptoms...

Putting The Body Back Into The Mind Of Schizophrenia
2011-11-01 07:32:27

A study using a procedure called the rubber hand illusion has found striking new evidence that people experiencing schizophrenia have a weakened sense of body ownership and has produced the first case of a spontaneous, out-of-body experience in the laboratory. These findings suggest that movement therapy, which trains people to be focused and centered on their own bodies, including some forms of yoga and dance, could be helpful for many of the 2.2 million people in the United States who...

2011-10-25 13:20:01

A new international survey conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals that while clinicians think it is important to ask patients about their expectations, they often fail to do so and consequently may not respond adequately Patient satisfaction is increasingly recognized as an important component of quality of care. To achieve a high level of patient satisfaction, providers need to identify and address patients' expectations. However, a new international survey...

2011-10-05 14:04:17

Research provides new insight into why some of us are better than others at remembering what really happened A structural variation in a part of the brain may explain why some people are better than others at distinguishing real events from those they might have imagined or been told about, researchers have found. The University of Cambridge scientists found that normal variation in a fold at the front of the brain called the paracingulate sulcus (or PCS) might explain why some people...

Researchers Find Link Between Schizophrenia And Epilepsy
2011-09-19 13:57:00

  A new study has found that people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia are six times more likely to develop epilepsy. Researchers in Taiwan followed 16,000 patients with epilepsy and schizophrenia between 1999 and 2008. The team identified 5,195 patients with schizophrenia and 11,527 patients with epilepsy who were all diagnosed during the nine year period. The findings show that incidence of epilepsy was 6.99 per 1,000 person-years in the schizophrenia patient group,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
Related