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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...

2011-02-07 21:48:47

Patients with schizophrenia who take antipsychotic medications appear to lose a small but measurable amount of brain tissue over time, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Schizophrenia affects 1 percent of the worldwide population and remains a leading cause of chronic disability among young adults, according to background information in the article. Progressive changes in brain volume observed in patients with...

2011-02-07 21:45:18

Cannabis use appears to be associated with an earlier onset of psychotic illness, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies posted online today that will appear in the June print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. More than 16 million Americans use cannabis on a regular basis, most of whom began using this and other drugs during their teenage years, according to background information in the article. "There is little doubt about the...

2011-01-28 09:04:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When elderly drivers hop behind the wheel, they are often shaken with the reality that they might not be able to easily see other cars, pedestrians or cyclists moving around them. This daunting effect of aging isn't a result of a reduced ability to perceive moving objects but rather a heightened awareness of the backdrop against which these objects move, according to a new study. A team of scientists led by University of Rochester Professor Duje Tadin has figured out the...

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2011-01-25 08:30:00

Famous composer Frederic Chopin, who experienced regular hallucinations during his lifetime, most likely experienced those visions because he suffered from a form of epilepsy, a pair of Spanish researchers claim in a new study. In their investigation, Manuel Vazquez Caruncho and Francisco Branas Fernandez of the Xeral-Calde Hospital Complex in Lugo studied Chopin's letters, as well as descriptions of what he experienced written by those closest to him, including his partner, George Sand, and...

2011-01-18 16:28:55

Postmortem studies are critical to understanding psychiatric disorders Biological Psychiatry is proud to announce this week's publication of a special issue focusing on postmortem studies of psychosis. This special issue showcases the use of human brains postmortem to study psychiatric disorders, focusing on schizophrenia. The review articles highlight the benefits, achievements, problems, and perhaps most importantly, the future of postmortem research. Postmortem research, which allows...

2010-12-07 18:59:57

People with psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, are 12 times more likely to commit suicide than average, according to research released today by King's Health Partners. The research found that the rate of suicide was highest in the first year following diagnosis (12 times national average) and that high risk persisted "“ remaining four times greater than the general population ten years after diagnosis, a time when there may be less intense clinical...

2010-12-07 18:46:49

Among patients with depression, the presence of many aspects of illness which may be associated with bipolar disorder does not appear to be associated with treatment resistance"”evidence against the common hypothesis that some cases of difficult-to-treat depression are actually unrecognized bipolar disorder, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the April 2011 print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. However, many patients...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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