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Medication Reduces Violence in Some Schizophrenics

Treating psychosis alone may not end risk; older drugs as good as newer ones, study finds THURSDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Taking prescription medications can help reduce violent behavior in some schizophrenia patients, Duke researchers report. It included 1,445 schizophrenia p...

Restrictive Prescription Drug Policies Hurt Schizophrenics

Harvard study found program made patients 29% more likely to stop, disrupt their meds TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Restrictive prescription drug policies can cause schizophrenia patients to stop taking their medications, a Harvard Medical School study suggests. Researchers l...

Sway Schizophrenics With Incentives to Avail Regular Treatment

You may be shocked to know that nearly 20% to 50% of patients availing psychiatric services play truant with their medication. Amid such a scenario, a novel think-tank// has come up with a strategy, designed to entice schizophrenics to take their medicines. Patients who rely on outreach services ma...

Older men 'father' schizophrenics

Older fathers are more likely to have children with schizophrenia, research suggests. Men aged 50 or over are three times more likely to father a child with the illness compared to men of 27 or under. And men aged between 45 and 49 are twice as likely to have a child with schizophrenia. The ...

Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia, UCLA study shows

...h-risk for psychosis showed no such increase that is, they fail to show the normal developmental pattern." While there is growing evidence that schizophrenics show changes in white matter, and there is increasing evidence that white matter connectivity may be highly relevant to the development of psychosis, ...

Computer-based Brain Training Addresses Many Ills

...ive function in people with schizophrenia. It is well documented that schizophrenics generally have impaired executive function abilities that prevent them from engaging fully with society. schizophrenics trained for 20 one-hour sessions using continuous performance tasks th...

Marijuana can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms, New Study Finds

...," he said. While D'Souza had intended to study marijuana's impact on schizophrenics in more patients, the study was stopped prematurely because the impact was ..., a professor of psychiatry at King's College. Experts theorized that schizophrenics may mistakenly judge the drug's pleasurable effects to outweigh any negativ...

Child Abuse a Plausible Reason for Schizophrenia

... schizophrenia. Through research so far only Alzheimer's disease was found to be associated with a single gene when compared to other mental illness. schizophrenics hear voices, suffer hallucinations and delusions and have difficulty with memory and intellectual functioning. These patients should be questioned abo...

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

...s were conducted to compare the creative thinking processes of schizotypes, schizophrenics and normal control subjects. In the first experiment, the researchers showe... were better able to creatively suggest new uses for the objects, while the schizophrenics and average subjects performed similarly to one another. In the second exp...

Cognitive rehabilitation holds promise for schizophrenic brain function improvements

...he brain by these people suffering from the disease. Schizophrenia is a chronic severe disabling mental illness. Some of the symptoms suffered by schizophrenics are hallucinations seen or heard, feelings of being persecuted, becoming withdrawn, aggression and deranged behavior. Schizophrenia can be treated sym...
Schizophrenics in Medical Technology

deCODE and SGENE Consortium Discover Deletions in the Human Genome Linked to Risk of Schizophrenia

...genomic DNA of the offspring but not in that of their parents. deCODE then tested these variants for association with schizophrenia in more than 1,400 schizophrenics and 33,000 control subjects. The deletions on chromosomes 1q21, 15q11 and 15q13 were suggestively associated with schizophrenia in this first phase, a...
Schizophrenics in Biological News

Engineered mouse mimics cognitive aspects of schizophrenia

...s said that their findings suggest that cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia may arise from subtle genetic differences in the dopamine receptor gene in schizophrenics that increase receptor activity. ...
Schizophrenics in Biological Technology

Quantitation of GAD67 Gene Expression in Prefrontal Cortex of Schizophrenia Patients Using the iCycler iQ Detection System and Molecular Beacons, Rev A

...s observed when comparing the groups of schizophrenics and normal-elderly subjects that were matched for ...milar results were obtained when 2 subgroups of 10 schizophrenics and 10 control subjects that were close...were compared (Figure 4). All schizophrenics in this study had been exposed to neuroleptic drug...
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