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No Significant Connection Found Between Mental Illness And

No Significant Connection Found Between Mental Illness And Crime

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Are mental illness and crime linked? According to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association, only 7.5 percent of all crimes were directly related to a serious...

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2014-04-22 14:28:27

When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism. Until now, it has been unclear how much these stressors have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past studies have shown that when an expectant mother exposes herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences some trauma...

2014-04-22 08:34:04

TITUSVILLE, N.J., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Janssen Research and Development, LLC, both members of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, announced that several posters related to the company's work in mental health will be featured at the 167(th) Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in New York City May 3 to 7. The posters are: -- Paliperidone Palmitate Research in Demonstrating Effectiveness (PRIDE):...

2014-04-17 23:03:46

From bombings to stabbings to mass murders, violence is sometimes a byproduct of untreated mental illness. New book, A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer, details what can happen when symptoms are ignored. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 What would possess a quiet, 16-year-old boy to launch an unprovoked knife attack on his classmates, wounding 21 of them, some critically? Why would 25-year-old Kevin Edson commit a bomb hoax at the heavily guarded Boston...

2014-04-15 08:26:29

Despite frustration, loss, mistakes and wishful thinking, the love and support for Paul shines through as the 9 siblings struggle to understand the illness, the system, and to stay together - all while trying to focus on their own lives BEDFORD, N.Y., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a book that has been called "powerful and emotional," author Katherine Flannery Dering brings to life the experiences of one large family before and after the onset of mental illness. The book takes the...

2014-04-12 23:00:44

Arkansas Attorney General Has Asked State Supreme Court to Reconsider Its Decision to Overturn $1.2 Billion Risperdal Lawsuit Verdict Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 The Risperdal lawsuit lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC, note that the Arkansas Attorney General has filed a petition with the state’s Supreme Court asking it to reconsider a recent decision which overturned a $1.2 billion Risperdal lawsuit verdict awarded to the state in 2012 over the marketing of the antipsychotic...

2014-04-11 15:08:25

Schizophrenia is a severe disease for which there is still no effective medical treatment. In an attempt to understand exactly what happens in the brain of schizophrenic people, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have analysed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs. This may pave the way for new and better medicines. Seven per cent of the adult population suffer from schizophrenia, and although scientists have tried for centuries to...

2014-04-10 23:01:50

The Firm is representing men and boys in Risperdal lawsuits who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to Risperdal. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/ ) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new study which reveals the off-label use of atypical antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal is rising among children in foster care. The research, which was published...

2014-04-09 08:29:20

Tetra Discovery Partners Focused on PDE4D Inhibitors as Novel Approach to Treating Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Huntington's Disease GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tetra Discovery Partners LLC, a drug discovery company developing a portfolio of innovative drugs for neurological and inflammatory diseases, announced today that the company has entered into a drug development collaboration with the Broad Institute's Stanley Center...

2014-04-08 10:48:49

Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), report scientists from the University of Chicago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 7. The results support a long-standing hypothesis that dopamine, the neurotransmitter connected with the euphoric effects of amphetamine, is related to...

2014-04-03 16:23:49

MONTREAL, April 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bruno Giros, PhD, a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, has demonstrated, for the first time, the role that dopamine plays in a region of the brain called the hippocampus. Published in Biological Psychiatry, this discovery opens the door to a better understanding of psychiatric diseases, such as schizophrenia. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays...