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2012-08-13 22:05:26

Finding provides new drug development opportunity in this hard-to-treat disease Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine may have discovered why certain drugs to treat schizophrenia are ineffective in some patients. Published online in Nature Neuroscience, the research will pave the way for a new class of drugs to help treat this devastating mental illness, which impacts one percent of the world's population, 30 percent of whom do not respond to currently available treatments. A...

2012-03-15 12:00:13

Psychiatry is employing smartphone technology as an innovative tool in the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia and other serious mental illness. Prominent in this endeavor is Dror Ben-Zeev, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School and director of the Thresholds-Dartmouth Research Center in Chicago. “We are using the technology that is already in your pocket to create a completely new medium for psychotherapeutic intervention,” says Ben-Zeev....

2011-08-03 06:52:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with military-related, chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and symptoms that were not improved with use of an antidepressant medication did not experience a reduction in PTSD symptoms with use of the antipsychotic medication risperidone, according to this study. Posttraumatic stress disorder is one of the most common and disabling psychiatric disorders among military personnel serving in combat. Antidepressants are the predominant pharmacotherapy for...

2011-08-02 21:00:19

Patients with military-related, chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and symptoms that were not improved with use of an antidepressant medication did not experience a reduction in PTSD symptoms with use of the antipsychotic medication risperidone, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Posttraumatic stress disorder is among the most common and disabling psychiatric disorders among military personnel serving in combat....

2011-07-20 16:38:44

Researchers have revealed the molecular pathway that is affected during the onset of schizophrenia and successfully alleviated symptoms of the illness in mice, using a cancer drug currently in advanced clinical trials Researchers have revealed the molecular pathway that is affected during the onset of schizophrenia and successfully alleviated symptoms of the illness in mice, using a cancer drug currently in advanced clinical trials. The research, published online in the journal Brain, is from...

2011-07-12 12:37:36

New clinical research findings explain why antipsychotic drug treatment can cause weight gain and increase the risk of type 2 diabetes Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, may explain why some antipsychotic drugs can promote overeating, weight gain, and insulin resistance. Olanzapine, an atypical antipsychotic drug approved by the...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., proudly announces the world premiere of "Living with Schizophrenia: A Call for Hope and Recovery," a half-hour documentary film that tells the story of three people who are living meaningful lives with schizophrenia, a chronic and potentially disabling brain disorder. The film sets out to increase understanding and to reduce the fear and stigma often associated with this mental...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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