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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...

2014-01-14 23:26:36

New true crime book, A Voice out of Nowhere, reveals how marijuana use contributed to a gruesome mass murder committed by a young man who was mentally ill. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Marijuana and mental illness are a bad marriage, says author Janice Holly Booth, whose recent best-selling true crime book -- A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer -- highlights an example of how excessive marijuana use contributed to violence committed by a young...

2014-01-09 23:25:48

The DrugRisk Center is the Web’s largest source for information on prescription drug warnings, side effects and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugRisk.com Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The drug safety resource DrugRisk.com has added new information to the site for patients and families of those who have taken the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. According to court documents, plaintiffs alleging the drug caused abnormal breast growth have asked a judge to unseal data from...

2014-01-09 16:25:37

OPEN-LABEL EXTENSION SHOWS A FAVORABLE SAFETY PROFILE AND DYSKINESIA REDUCTION THROUGH 12 WEEKS OF DOSING SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) announced today that NBI-98854, a small molecule VMAT2 inhibitor, in development for tardive dyskinesia, showed an excellent safety profile and a clinically meaningful reduction in tardive dyskinesia symptoms in up to twelve weeks of continuous dosing. This is the second study reporting out this...

2014-01-08 11:41:42

Extended treatment with the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) significantly improved the ability of individuals with serious mental illness to maintain abstinence from tobacco after a standard 12-week course of treatment. In this Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study – the first randomized, controlled trial of maintenance pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in such patients – participants who quit smoking and then received varenicline along with cognitive behavioral...

2014-01-07 23:00:57

The Firm is investigating Risperdal lawsuits on behalf of individuals treated with the antipsychotic medication and who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to their use of the drug. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits, (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/) including many that allege a connection between the use of Risperdal and gynecomastia (male breast growth), continue to move forward in courts around the U.S., a new study has...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'