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2010-11-01 23:06:41

An Australian study suggests that children who are sexually abused, especially if it involves penetration, appear to be at higher risk for developing schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Previous studies have established that abused children are more likely to develop depression, anxiety, substance abuse, borderline personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and...

2010-10-28 14:35:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Latuda (lurasidone HCl) tablets for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Schizophrenia affects about 1 percent of the U.S. population, ages 18 years and older, in a given year. The most prominent symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, disordered...

2010-10-20 00:00:00

Offered as a simultaneous webcast and telephone audioconference premiering Tuesday, November 16, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity seeks to distinguish benefits and risks of various pharmacological therapies in the treatment of schizophrenia and provide strategies for use in clinical practice to improve functional outcome and overall quality of life for patients affected by schizophrenia. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO)...

2010-10-12 18:13:41

A new class of compounds identified by researchers at Emory University School of Medicine could be developed into drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia. The compounds enhance signaling by molecules in the brain called NMDA receptors, which scientists believe are functioning at low levels in people with schizophrenia. Led by Stephen Traynelis, PhD, professor of pharmacology, a team of Emory researchers sifted through thousands of chemicals and found one, called CIQ, which could selectively...

2010-09-30 19:32:44

New research has linked psychosis with an abnormal relationship between two signalling chemicals in the brain New research has linked psychosis with an abnormal relationship between two signalling chemicals in the brain. The findings, published in tomorrow's edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry, suggest a new approach to preventing psychotic symptoms, which could lead to better drugs for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the most common severe mental health conditions. Sufferers...

2010-09-07 13:26:29

The association between psychotic disorders and living in urban areas appears to be a reflection of increased social fragmentation present within cities, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "There is a substantial worldwide variation in incidence rates of schizophrenia," the authors write as background in the article. "The clearest geographic pattern within this distribution of rates is that urban areas have a...

2010-08-30 13:08:22

Press conference on the occasion of the 23rd ECNP Congress, Aug. 29, 2010, Amsterdam Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders are a chronic and often disabling condition. Despite modern treatment techniques they still present an enormous burden to the patients and their relatives and take a serious toll in terms of human suffering and societal expenditure. The diagnosis of schizophrenia is associated with demonstrable alterations in brain structure and changes in neurotransmission, with...

2010-08-30 13:07:06

Press conference on the occasion of the 23rd ECNP Congress, Aug. 29, 2010, Amsterdam The incidence of psychotic disorders varies greatly across places and demographic groups, as do symptoms, course, and treatment response across individuals. High rates of schizophrenia in large cities, and among immigrants, cannabis users, and traumatised individuals reflect the causal influence of environmental exposures. This, in combination with progress in the area of molecular genetics, has generated...

2010-08-16 13:22:08

It has been nearly a century since the term "schizophrenia" was first used to describe what was then considered a hopeless and incurable disorder of thought and emotion. Schizophrenia is still baffling to both scientists and the general public, but it is no longer considered hopeless. Significant advances have been made on several fronts in fathoming and combating this debilitating mental illness"”from genetics to neuroscience to the psychosocial aspects of the disorder. The August...

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2010-07-28 06:05:00

Experts say that an updated edition of a mental health bible for doctors may include diagnoses for "disorders" like toddler tantrums and binge eating. Leading mental health experts warned on Tuesday that a new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) could devalue the seriousness of mental illness and label almost everyone as having some type of disorder. The experts said that many people previously seen as perfectly healthy could be told that they are ill...


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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