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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.

2011-02-23 17:44:13

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.

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.

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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.

2011-02-08 07:55:10

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.

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.

2011-02-07 21:45:18

Cannabis use appears to be associated with an earlier onset of psychotic illness.

2011-01-28 09:04:07

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.

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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.

2011-01-18 16:28:55

Biological Psychiatry is proud to announce this week's publication of a special issue focusing on postmortem studies of psychosis.


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  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.