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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...

2010-11-18 16:31:23

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that differs between the sexes in terms of age at onset, symptomatology, response to medication, and structural brain abnormalities. Now, a new study from the Universit© de Montr©al shows that there is gender difference between men and women's mental ability "“ with women performing better than men. These findings, published recently in, Schizophrenia Research, have implications for the more than 300 000 affected Canadians. "We are the first...

2010-11-18 00:00:00

Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity seeks to increase clinician knowledge of and performance against the STABLE measure related to assessment of hyperlipidemia in patients with bipolar disorder who are being treated with an atypical antipsychotic agent. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO) an award-winning...

2010-11-17 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It's estimated that about 275,000 people in California, including 9,500 people in San Diego, are diagnosed with schizophrenia, a chronic and often disabling brain disorder. Living with schizophrenia is the topic of an upcoming public forum, including perspectives of people with schizophrenia, caregivers, experts and advocates. The event will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego/Mission...

2010-11-10 12:17:11

Working to change the behaviour of family members may be an effective treatment for people with schizophrenia, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. The researchers reviewed the most up-to-date evidence on the subject and found that patients whose families received the interventions were less likely to relapse. It has long been known that people who have schizophrenia are more likely to relapse if they come from families where they experience high levels of criticism, hostility and...

2010-11-04 01:12:59

Discovery of novel genes and brain areas associated with sleep deprivation may have implications for improved management of brain function Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and SRI International have published the most systematic study to date of the effects of sleep deprivation on gene expression in the brain. The findings have implications for improving the understanding and management of the adverse effects of sleep deprivation on brain function. The study, available in...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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