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2014-01-29 23:32:05

60 Minutes interview with Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds spotlights disastrous consequences of a failed mental health care system. New book, A Voice out of Nowhere by Janice Holly Booth, follows another family's experience with inadequate mental health care to a deadly, violent conclusion. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 It’s a story that’s becoming all too tragically familiar: a family seeks help for their mentally ill child, only to be turned away or given...

2014-01-29 08:29:25

- Data expand potential indications both within schizophrenia and to other neuropsychiatric disorders - SEATTLE, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced positive results from a Phase 2a clinical trial of OMS824, the company's phosphodiesterase 10 (PDE10) inhibitor, in which the drug was well tolerated and demonstrated comparable systemic pharmacokinetics when administered alone and concomitantly with approved antipsychotic agents in patients...

2014-01-22 23:29:26

According to a recent research, individuals who have psychotic disorders are using alcohol, tobacco and drugs more when compared to the general population. All the academic events concerning the latest psychological, psychiatric and physical researches in relation with the substance addiction and their results can be found on Eventegg. (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 According to a recent research, individuals who have psychotic disorders are using alcohol, tobacco and drugs more when compared...

Schizophrenia Genetics Untangled
2014-01-22 15:55:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has found a system of genetic mutations and signature patterns underlying schizophrenia, according to two studies published this week in the journal Nature. One study examined gene sequences from 2,500 patients with schizophrenia and 2,500 healthy volunteers. The other study looked for mutations in protein coding genes from over 600 schizophrenia individuals with the disorder along with their...

2014-01-22 12:25:32

Largest exome studies to date establish critical new resources for biomedical community NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the publication of two papers in the journal Nature that reveal new information about the genetic complexity underpinning schizophrenia. These collaborative studies represent the largest exome sequencing efforts to date to elucidate this mental illness, and together found that the disorder is...

2014-01-22 12:19:30

Highest risk seen in children who experience suicide in close family members Experiencing a family death in childhood is associated with a small but significant increase in risk of psychosis, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. The researchers say that the risks are highest for children who have experienced a suicide in the 'nuclear family' (brothers, sisters, parents). Previous studies have concluded that the risk of adult disease can be influenced by genetics, lifestyle...

2014-01-21 10:55:45

The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London. Using motion capture technology more commonly found in the film industry, the researchers studied social interactions of patients in a group and analysed the patterns of verbal and non-verbal communication. Publishing in the journal PLOS ONE today (Monday 20 January), researchers...

2014-01-19 23:02:53

Research Team at VA Boston Healthcare System Uses Latest Technologies in Human DNA Analysis Brockton, MA (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 2.4 million American adults have schizophrenia, or 1.1% of the US population over the age of 18. Mental health experts say schizophrenia has long been known to run in families. “Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness with a strong hereditary factor,” states Dr. Lynn DeLisi,...

2014-01-16 23:00:27

http://www.DrugNews.net is the web’s premier source for prescription drug warnings, research, side effects and legal news. Visit the DrugNews Center today. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 The medication safety advocates at DrugNews.net are announcing updated information for patients and parents of those who have taken the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Court documents show patients alleging the drug caused abnormal breast growth have asked a judge to unseal data from Risperdal...

Comedian Psychotic
2014-01-16 10:56:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Next time you watch a stand-up comedy special on television or, better yet, go down to your local comedy club – you may literally be watching someone with psychotic personality traits, according to a new study from the British Journal of Psychiatry. The study team found that comedians they analyzed from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States scored higher on measures for psychotic characteristics, such as anti-social...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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