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Oestrogen to help mental health

...ychiatry Research Centre, in Melbourne, treated 12 schizophrenic women with both oestrogen skin patches and risperidone for a month. She compared her results with a control group of 16 women just receiving risperidone and found those taking oestrogen as well had fewer symptoms. "Several patients in the oestrogen...

Schizophrenia detected early

... the differences between the brains of healthy and schizophrenic people could allow early detection. His team scanned four healthy patients and nine people diagnosed as having schizophrenia and was able to differentiate between them with 100% accuracy. "This research is clearly in its early stages and it is there...

Music to help schizophrenic patients

Scientists have found that in addition to schizophrenic patients being given medical care, music, as a therapy, can bring about changes in their general sense of well being, mental state and social activities.// Since 1950s music had been used as a therapy for people with serious mental disorders but the...

Schizophrenic patients may be given seroquel

Treating aggression in schizophrenic patients with the help of seroquel is effective//,...ents have a chance of full recovery. Although most schizophrenic patients are not aggressive, the disease is often stigmatized as that renders the patients violent. ...

Schizophrenia Gets A New Diagnostic Tool

... hallucinations experienced by the patients of the schizophrenic disease as their point of research. They had recorded the brain waves associated with sound in 17 patients of the disease while the patients were distracted visually and heard the sound through earphones. They were matched with healthy volunteers hav...

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

...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...

NHS faces mental health crisis; 'risky' patients sent home

...in 2004 into the death of David "Rocky" Bennett, a schizophrenic who died after a struggle with staff at an NHS hospital in Norwich. The inquiry called for systems to ensure the attendance of a senior doctor in case of an emergency within half an hour. But smaller private hospitals have arrangements that "could ...

Gene for Schizophrenia identified

...us cognitive problem. Also studies to prove that schizophrenic patients are affected with similar cognitive problems as that experienced with the mice. By this way we can be sure that the mice models are the best models of humans to study the effect of psychosis associated with schizophrenia....

New Mexico Debates Over Forcing Mentally Ill People To Seek Treatment

...a Webdale, who was pushed in front of a train by a schizophrenic in 1999. State Representative Joni Marie Gutierrez said that the bill would help hopeless mental cases as well, "A lot of families have been keeping this under wraps and trying to take care of loved ones on their own," she said. "They don't have the ...

Child Abuse a Plausible Reason for Schizophrenia

...e abuse rates varied from 51 – 91%. They said that schizophrenic symptoms may actually be caused by trauma. In conclusion they said that these patients who are suffering from schizophrenia or admitted in the mental asylum should be approached keeping in mind the new finding rater than giving mood-altering drugs...

Schizophrenia Complicates With Altered Receptor Activity

...ied when the receptors in the prefrontal cortex of schizophrenic patient were stimulated. Thus found a link between...r decreased NMDA receptor function usually seen in schizophrenic patients. Schizophrenia, a mental disorder afflicting approximately one percent of the world popul...

Schizophrenic Symptoms Need Combination Therapy

...ptoms have more effect on the quality of life of a schizophrenic patient than the ‘psychotic or positive’ symptoms like hallucinations and delusions. Negative symptoms are marked by absence as much as presence: inexpressive faces, monotone speech, few gestures, seeming lack of interest in the world, and inabilit...

More People Seeking Treatment for Mental Illness in Strife-torn Kashmir

...ulcers, the traumatised women are seeking help for schizophrenic tendencies like emptiness and midnight knock syndr...posed to depression and anxiety are now displaying schizophrenic tendencies," added Hussain, who attended a conference here on the role of women in Jammu and Kashmir...

Brain changes in schizophrenia to be analyzed

Alterations in the brain of schizophrenic people and the possible link between these changes and the disease will be studied by a team from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine// . Comparison of post-mortem brain tissue from people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder ...

Mental Health Workers Risk Lives

...ist whose mother had summoned help saying he was a schizophrenic and off his medications. Smith's case proves that mental health workers risk their lived in the job. Kathleen McPhaul, assistant professor with the University of Maryland's Department of Family and Community Health said that workers must have the p...

Music therapy for Schizophrenics

...hospitals and found improvement in the symptoms of schizophrenic patients when they were encouraged to express themselves through music. "We have known for some time that psychological treatments can help people with schizophrenia, but these have only been used when people are fairly stable," said Dr Mike Crawfo...

Old Anti-psychotic Drugs Are Equally Good

A Manchester University that conducted a study on schizophrenic patients has come up with a finding that the patients respond just as well to the older anti-psychotic drugs. // The study was conducted upon 227 schizophrenia patients who needed a change in drugs as the treatment they were getting was ineffective...

Understanding of Schizophrenia Could Lead to New Treatment Options

...ught to be a manifestation of so-called "negative" schizophrenic symptoms such as decreased initiative and social withdrawal. The mice also showed behaviors suggestive of anxiety, a symptom seen in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and increased sensitivity to amphetamine, also seen in many schizop...

Marijuana can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms, New Study Finds

...d to see marijuana improve the conditions of their schizophrenic subjects—since their patients reported that the drug calmed them—they found that the reverse was true. "I was surprised by the results," said Dr. Deepak Cyril D'Souza, an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale University's School of Medicine. "I...

Brain Cells Activity: New Treatment Target for Psychiatric Diseases

...findings show that these factors associated with a schizophrenic brain have at least two places to act. "There is a ton of evidence that when inhibitory synapses, such as GABA, go wrong, the symptoms of mice and rats look similar to those of schizophrenia in people," he says. Mounting evidence suggests that pr...

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