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Gene Variant Tied to Cocaine-Induced Paranoia

... variants that increase cocaine addicts' risk of paranoia have been identified by U.S. researchers. In ... of the variants were linked to cocaine-induced paranoia among African-Americans, and six variants were ... variants for complex traits like cocaine-induced paranoia -- you can learn about mechanisms that you would ...

Altered brain activity in schizophrenia may cause exaggerated focus on self

... in order to perform difficult tasks," Whitfield-Gabrieli explained. The hyperactive default system could also help to explain hallucinations and paranoia by making neutral external stimuli seem inappropriately self-relevant. For instance, if brain regions whose activity normally signifies self-focus ...

Do Not Take the Pill! Dr. Prudence Hall Tells her Teen and Female Patients

... is one of the "feel good" hormones in the brain. -- When estrogen is low, serotonin levels become low, resulting in depression, OCD, paranoia and ADD. Dr. Hall says, "this is why so many women, who have low estrogen due to the birth control pill, end up on antidepressants and other ...

Marijuana can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms, New Study Finds

... McGuire said, effectively unleashing the paranoia usually kept under control by the frontal cortex. ... keep taking the stuff when it makes the paranoia worse,'' said Dr. Robin Murray, a professor of ... in general. "We don't know the basis of paranoia or anxiety,'' said McGuire. "It is possible ...

Researchers Have Developed Computerized Garment to Diagnose Mental Illness

... is much more difficult to control and few patients are able to work or live a normal life. Sufferers often experience hallucinations, paranoia and hear voices in their head. Getting an accurate diagnosis is crucial to reducing the risk of patients harming themselves or others. ...

Fears Of Spread Of TB After Students Death

... are working overtime to notify individuals who might have had contact with the 19-year-old nurse. They are also responding to a lot of panic and paranoia in the community and have been inundated with phone calls. ...

Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia

... state, a common and serious complication in older individuals that often follows surgery or serious illness. Sometimes accompanied by disorientation, paranoia and hallucinations, delirium develops in 14 to 56 percent of all hospitalized seniors, complicating hospital stays for over 2.5 million older ...

Gene Variant associated with Schizophrenia identified

... in their study. Their findings revealed that volunteers with a variant of the gene neuregulin were more likely to develop psychotic symptoms like paranoia or hearing voices linked with schizophrenia, than those with out the variant. This was confirmed by brain scans that showed that abnormal brain ...

Effects of the Drug Ice- A Tip of the Iceberg!

... they do. "It's not because they walk out the door and go and get in a fight, it's because they're afraid," he said. "Their level of irritability and paranoia is raised; they've got this sudden sensation that things aren't quite right. They then either run away or take on the threat." S