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2014-07-15 10:01:47

Elsevier The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry. Our brains are usually good at focusing on the information that we are trying to learn and filtering out the "noise" or thoughts that aren't relevant. However, memory impairment in schizophrenia may be related in part to a problem with this filtering...

2014-07-09 23:04:04

Becomes Second Large County in Three Months to Authorize, Treatment Advocacy Center Calls the Vote a “Watershed” Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 San Francisco supervisors voted to implement Laura’s Law Tuesday¹, making it the second large California county in three months to authorize court-ordered outpatient treatment for at-risk individuals with serious mental illness who meet the state’s strict criteria. Doris A. Fuller, executive director of the Treatment...

Symptoms Similar To Schizophrenia Caused By Sleep deprivation
2014-07-08 03:50:05

University of Bonn Psychologists at the University of Bonn are amazed by the severe deficits caused by a sleepless night Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's College London. The scientists point out that this effect should be investigated more closely in persons who have to work at...

2014-06-24 23:10:07

CarePlus was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide services to those with mental illness in Bergen County, New Jersey. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) was awarded a $300,000 grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to provide the Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) program to those with mental illness in Bergen County, New Jersey. The program is...

2014-06-05 23:02:04

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists report that a disruption in a brain circuit may contribute to the auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the “voices” that are a common symptom of schizophrenia. The work appears in the June 6 issue of the journal Science. Researchers...

2014-06-04 15:16:22

The Lancet New research, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, shows that rates of adverse outcomes, including premature death and violent crime, in people with schizophrenia are increasing, compared to the general population. The results come from a unique study, led by Dr Seena Fazel, at Oxford University, UK, which analyses long-term adverse outcomes – including conviction for a violent crime (such as homicide or bodily harm) premature death (before the age of 56), and death by...

2014-05-28 23:15:03

May is recognized as Perinatal Mood Disorders Awareness Month, and with increasing awareness of the troubles that many new mothers face, Praeclarus Press brings you a riveting new memoir about the darkest days in one mother's journey. Follow the story of Jennifer Hentz Moyer as she hit the lowest point of her life, and found her way back to her family. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 May is recognized as Perinatal Mood Disorders Awareness Month, and while many women experience...

New Cellular Study Indicates Schizophrenia Begins In The Womb
2014-05-14 10:13:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from a large team of American researchers has revealed evidence that schizophrenia may originate during fetal development in the womb. For the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers analyzed neurons grown in the laboratory from the skin cells of individuals with schizophrenia. The study team noted in its report that these neurons behaved strangely and a similar type of neuronal development in the...

2014-05-07 23:00:36

Family ties unravel when husband develops paranoid schizophrenia, refuses treatment in ‘Adrift’. London (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The National Health Service estimates that one person in a hundred suffers from schizophrenia. Families and friends of sufferers are also deeply affected. In her new book, “Adrift: Completely At Sea With Paranoid Schizophrenia” (published by AuthorHouse) author Nicki Adams, whose husband suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, offers support and understanding...

2014-05-06 23:12:50

Knowing the signs and symptoms of severe mental illness can lead to early intervention, which can save lives. New book, “A Voice out of Nowhere,” chronicles one tragedy that could have been prevented. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 When Bruce Blackman slaughtered six members of his family, he didn’t do it out of rage or revenge. The 22-year-old had no history of violence but had been exhibiting bizarre behavior for several months before he shot and killed his mother, father,...


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