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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...

2011-04-01 00:11:17

New website and brochure on schizophrenia launched by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new website on schizophrenia and published a new brochure on the medical condition which affects more than 2.4 million American adults each year. Onset of schizophrenia often strikes men in their late teens or early twenties, while appearing in women in their late twenties or early thirties. The...

2011-03-25 09:29:00

HERZLIYA, Israel, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - MinoGuard, a Private Biotechnology Company Developing Drugs for Mental Health Diseases, With its Lead Compound, SAM-101 for the Treatment of Schizophrenia; - MinoGuard Successfully Completed a 70 Patient Phase 2a Clinical Trial in Schizophrenia - use of the Drug Indicated Improvement of the Positive Symptoms of the Disease as well as Decrease of its Negative Symptoms XTL announced on March 24, 2011, it entered...

2011-03-21 16:11:58

Physical ill-health is rife among the severely mentally ill in Britain, according to new research published today by the University of East Anglia (UEA). In a study of almost 800 patients with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, two-thirds were found to be overweight or obese, and a disproportionate number suffered from diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol. The results of the two-year project in Kent are published today in the...

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2011-03-02 08:30:00

Teenagers and young adults who use cannabis are more likely to suffer psychotic symptoms, according to a new study published Tuesday on the British Medical Journal (BMJ) website. In their study, Professor Jim van Os from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and his colleagues studied a random sample of 1,923 adolescents and young adults between the ages of 14 to 24 years, following them over a period of 10 years to gauge the correlation between cannabis use and the incidence and...

2011-02-23 17:44:13

Newly identified gene mutation has potential for the development of more effective treatment of Schizophrenia In a major advance for schizophrenia research, an international team of scientists led by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and involving Trinity College Dublin researchers has identified a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia that may be an important new target for the development of drug therapies. The findings are just published in the online...

2011-02-19 00:00:42

Seasons Recovery Center in Malibu warns of increase in marijuana induce psychosis. Studies show connection with marijuana use and dementia. A recent study from Denmark showed that of those who exhibited signs of marijuana induced psychosis, over 40% presented the symptoms of schizophrenia 1 year after the occurrence. "This is very concerning" said Bathum "and it cries out for more vigorous assessment and proactive treatment." Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 The Dual Diagnosis...

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2011-02-08 12:40:00

Researchers said that when people who smoke marijuana become mentally ill, psychiatric diseases start earlier than it would if they did not smoke pot. This means that serious psychiatric diseases that might not have shown up until kids were in their teens or twenties if they had not started smoking as young as 12. Dr. Matthew Large said in an interview with Reuters Health that the link between using pot and developing serious mental illness is strongest in the youngest smokers. "We have to...

2011-02-08 07:55:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In a major advance for schizophrenia research, scientists identified a gene mutation linked to the severe brain disorder and a signaling pathway that could be treatable with existing methods. "In some ways, this is the kind of gene that the pharmaceutical industry has been waiting for," Jonathan Sebat, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, was quoted as saying." Its...


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