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...g, disorientation, loss of memory, hallucinations, psychotic behavior, and coma. It occurs after a week or more at high altitude, and can lead to death if not treated promptly. Balloonists will have tp prepare for such eventualities. ...

Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems

...obsessive-compulsive thoughts, 18% reported having psychotic thoughts and 23% reported experiencing anxiety. ...ncer were more likely to be depressed, paranoid or psychotic after surgery compared to women with early-stage breast cancer. But women older than 50 years of age...

Older men 'father' schizophrenics

...though it can start at any age. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder. Symptoms include hallucinations and delusions. Genetic and environmental factors are thought to be responsible. An additional finding in the study was that the longer parents had been married, the more the risk of schizophrenia decreased....

Alzheimer's with psychosis runs in families

...f of patients with Alzheimer's disease suffer from psychotic symptoms like hallucinations and delusions. This is an especially serious form of the condition, linked with more aggressive behaviour, more swift decline and earlier need for institutional care. Researchers at the Alzheimer's disease Research Cent...

Gene glitches connecting pot with Schizophrenia

... lack of motivation. These symptoms are similar to psychotic behavior sometimes triggered by severe cannabis abuse, which could mean the marijuana receptors in schizophrenics are far more active than they should be. Ujike stressed there is no evidence yet these genetic abnormalities can affect how the marijuan...

Psychiatric disorders among juveniles

...were found to have higher rates of manic episodes, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse, or addictions, than teenage girls. The authors write, "Youth with psychiatric disorders pose a challenge for the juvenile justice system and, after their release, for the larger mental health system."...

Antipsychotic Drug Linked to Pulmonary Embolism

...ar-old man who was admitted to the hospital with a psychotic disorder. Doctors began treatment with the antipsychotic drug olanzapine at 10 milligrams per day, gradually upping the dose to 30 milligrams per day. The man also received various other medications. After 10 weeks of treatment, the man began to com...

Marijuana Use Could Result In Psychosis

...tly use marijuana may be increasing their risk for psychotic symptoms later in life //, say researchers based o...r substance use, predisposition for psychosis, and psychotic symptoms. Results showed a moderate increase in psychosis later in life in adolescents and young adu...

Schizophrenic patients may be given seroquel

... The drug is generally used to treat patients with psychotic disabilities. The new study done by researchers of Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon, Spain, treatment with atypical antipsychotic seroquel (quetiapine) achieved significant benefit for aggressive episodes in schizophrenic patients. In...

Survey shows how bipolar disorder affects the quality of life for patients

...s because of their disease. Bipolar disorder is a psychotic disorder characterized by successive feelings of elation and depression. Also known as manic-depressive illness that affects 3 to 4 5 of the global adult population. This is a chronic condition and most of the sufferers have multiple occurrences of t...

Single drug for bipolar disorder

...es of bipolar disorder //. Bipolar disorder is a psychotic disorder characterized by successive feelings of elation and depression. Also known as manic-depressive illness that affects 3 to 4 5 of the global adult population. This is a chronic condition and most of the sufferers have multiple occurrences of t...

Next time somebody complains about your strange behavior, take it as a compliment

...rized by odd behavior and language but who are not psychotic or schizophrenic – offers the first neurological evidence that they are more creative// than either normal or fully schizophrenic individuals, and rely more heavily on the right sides of their brains than the general population to access their creati...

Misdiagnosis of cataplexy

...me, conversion disorder, malingering and a chronic psychotic disorder. The author concludes that a more in-depth understanding of the classic features of cataplexy should improve recognition of this fascinating state. Improved cataplexy recognition will enhance the appropriate usage of sleep tests and eventu...

Estrogen therapy not effective in curing Schizophrenia

...has been done in a small population of people with psychotic symptoms. The results of the study were published ...ering from schizophrenia seemed more vulnerable to psychotic symptoms during life phases associated with dips in estrogen levels during the period after childbir...

Dominant Discoveries and The Darker Side Of Methamphetamine Drug Addiction

... of methamphetamine use include loss of memory and psychotic behavior. In addition, it also poses a serious threat of brain and cardiovascular damage and increases the risk of transmission of hepatitis and HIV. Currently, no medications have been approved in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction. Managin...

Government May Downgrade Cannabis

... who are mentally ill. The drug is also related to psychotic symptoms...

CMHA Calls For Better Trained Police For Dealing With The Mentally Ill

...ell-dressed man who was apparently going through a psychotic episode. He was seen to be screaming and disrupting the traffic on Christmas Eve. There are calls for the use of less lethal weapons than Tasers which delivers an electrical shock to stun the suspect. There have been over 100 deaths as a result of th...

Electroconvulsive Therapy Is The Treatment For Depression

...effective in the treatment of deep depression with psychotic symptoms. It can be used as a last approach if other treatment modalities have failed. It is considered as a gold standard of treatment. The misconceptions about the treatment has o be expelled which would help in the better understanding about the...

Gene for Schizophrenia identified

...sing drugs that blocked the signal it results in a psychotic state similar to schizophrenia. Hence the researcher Dr. Robert Greene, a professor of psychiatry conclude by saying that the mice model and the test tool that they have developed to test learning and memory would solve the mystery of schizophrenia...

Sunny Side Up - Vitamin-D deficiency linked to Schizophrenia

...n rats right from the conception stage resulted in psychotic abnormalities their offsprings. The rodents also exhibited structural changes in the brain akin to changes found in humans afflicted with schizophrenia. It was also observed that , when Vitamin D supplements was combined in the diet for rats, the off...

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