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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,...

2011-08-24 18:36:10

In this week's Journal of Neuroscience, Pitt researchers report progress in understanding how drugs act on dopamine-producing neurons; could enable them to create more targeted treatments The classic symptoms of schizophrenia — paranoia, hallucinations, the inability to function socially–can be managed with antipsychotic drugs. But exactly how these drugs work has long been a mystery. Now, researchers at Pitt have discovered that antipsychotic drugs work akin to a Rube...

2011-08-09 14:51:47

Study also suggests ways to remediate cognitive errors Concern about the capacity of individuals with schizophrenia to consent to clinical research studies has largely focused on impairment due to psychotic symptoms associated with the disorder. Less attention has been given to the cognitive errors that prospective participants make when undergoing a formal assessment of decisional capacity. In a study reported in IRB: Ethics & Human Research, a team of psychiatrists and clinical...

2011-07-20 16:38:44

Researchers have revealed the molecular pathway that is affected during the onset of schizophrenia and successfully alleviated symptoms of the illness in mice, using a cancer drug currently in advanced clinical trials Researchers have revealed the molecular pathway that is affected during the onset of schizophrenia and successfully alleviated symptoms of the illness in mice, using a cancer drug currently in advanced clinical trials. The research, published online in the journal Brain, is from...

2011-07-11 19:55:13

De novo mutations more frequent De novo mutations "“ genetic errors that are present in patients but not in their parents "“ are more frequent in schizophrenic patients than in normal individuals, according to an international group of scientists led by Dr. Guy A. Rouleau of the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital. The discovery, published today in Nature Genetics, may enable researchers to define how the disease results from these mutations and eventually...

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2011-05-17 12:05:00

A new study has found that there is no physical explanation for delusional infestations, and those patients who complained of being infected with bugs or eggs generally had a clean report on medical exams. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who suffer from delusional infestation have also reported fatigue, joint pain, and short term memory loss. In cases of delusional infestation, "patients often complain that the physician isn't examining their skin closely...

2011-04-18 13:33:46

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that currently affects about one in every 200 people. Most patients find some relief from their symptoms by treatment with antipsychotics, however they may still suffer from cognitive and negative symptoms. These include poor concentration and memory, apathy, or a reduced ability to cope in social situations. Preliminary research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine shows that patients who received L-lysine alongside their...

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2011-04-06 11:15:50

Drugs like marijuana act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the mechanisms by which these drugs produce their sensory and mood altering effects within the brain are largely unknown. Research led by Steven Laviolette at The University of Western Ontario has now identified a critical brain pathway responsible for the effects of cannabinoid drugs on how the brain processes emotional information. The findings, published in The Journal of...

2011-04-04 15:46:00

BEERSE, Belgium, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen EMEA -- New data from an independent prospective study presented last week at the 19th European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA 2011) shows treatment with Risperdal® Consta® (risperidone long-acting injection (RLAI)) is associated with a lower risk of hospitalisation in patients with schizophrenia compared to treatment with other antipsychotics over a 12-month period. The data was collected as part of the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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