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  • Medicare and patients with schizophrenia could save $150 million on Part D plans

    Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Using an "intelligent," rather than random, method for assigning people with schizophrenia to Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans could save Medicare and patients a combined $150...
  • Abnormal brain rhythms tied to problems with thinking in schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia News
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    By studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, UC San Francisco researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in particular brain cells contributes to problems with learning, attention, and decision-making in individuals with that disorder. As reported in the March 5, 2015 online edition of Neuron , when the researchers corrected these cells' faulty rhythm, either by directly stimulating the cells or by administering low doses of a commonly used drug, cognitive deficits in the mice were…
  • Proinflammatory cytokines and their membrane-bound receptors are altered in the lymphocytes of schizophrenia patients

    Schizophrenia Research
    Ghanshyam N. Pandey, Xinguo Ren, Hooriyah S. Rizavi, Hui Zhang
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Abnormalities of protein levels of proinflammatory cytokines and their soluble receptors have been reported in the plasma/serum of schizophrenia (SZ) patients. To examine if SZ is also associated with the abnormal gene expression of cytokines and their membrane-bound receptors, we studied mRNA expression of proinflammatory cytokines and their receptors in lymphocytes of SZ patients and normal control (NC) subjects. We determined the protein and mRNA expression of proinflammatory cytokines and mRNA expression of their receptors in lymphocytes from 30 SZ patients and 30 drug-free NC subjects.
  • Abnormal brain rhythms tied to problems with thinking in schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia News -- ScienceDaily
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    By studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in particular brain cells contributes to problems with learning, attention, and decision-making in individuals with that disorder.
  • Lack of Evidence for Regional Brain Volume or Cortical Thickness Abnormalities in Youths at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis: Findings From the Longitudinal Youth at Risk Study

    Schizophrenia Bulletin - Advance Access
    Klauser, P., Zhou, J., Lim, J. K. W., Poh, J. S., Zheng, H., Tng, H. Y., Krishnan, R., Lee, J., Keefe, R. S. E., Adcock, A. R., Wood, S. J., Fornito, A., Chee, M. W. L.
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:43 pm
    There is cumulative evidence that young people in an "at-risk mental state" (ARMS) for psychosis show structural brain abnormalities in frontolimbic areas, comparable to, but less extensive than those reported in established schizophrenia. However, most available data come from ARMS samples from Australia, Europe, and North America while large studies from other populations are missing. We conducted a structural brain magnetic resonance imaging study from a relatively large sample of 69 ARMS individuals and 32 matched healthy controls (HC) recruited from Singapore as part of the Longitudinal…
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  • Schizophrenia's Paranoia Greatly Reduced Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Medical Daily

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Medical DailySchizophrenia's Paranoia Greatly Reduced Through Cognitive Behavioral TherapyMedical DailyThis type of paranoia is a severe effect of schizophrenia, a chronic brain disorder that is often characterized by the patient hearing voices in his head. The disease also causes people to believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their and more »
  • Abnormal Brain Rhythms Tied to Problems with Thinking in Schizophrenia - UCSF News Services

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Abnormal Brain Rhythms Tied to Problems with Thinking in SchizophreniaUCSF News ServicesBy studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, UC San Francisco researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in particular brain cells contributes to ...and more »
  • Curtailing worry reduces key schizophrenia symptom - Medical Xpress

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    Medical XpressCurtailing worry reduces key schizophrenia symptomMedical XpressFunctional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other brain imaging technologies allow for the study of differences in brain activity in people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The image shows two levels of the brain, with areas that were more …more.CBT Can Help Reduce Delusions in SchizophreniaPsychiatry Advisorall 4 news articles »
  • Researchers identify over 100 locations on the human genome associated with ... - Medical Xpress

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Medical XpressResearchers identify over 100 locations on the human genome associated with Medical XpressSchizophrenia is a distressing psychological disorder, which predominantly affects young people and can run in families. However, there has been limited progress in uncovering the genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia despite numerous ...Schizophrenia research firstHealthCanal.comall 2 news articles »
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) in the Management of Schizophrenia - Medical Jane

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Medical JaneCannabidiol (CBD) in the Management of SchizophreniaMedical JaneA recent systematic review published in Schizophrenia Research in March 2015 finds that the use of cannabidiol (CBD), a phytocannabinoid (i.e. a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant) may be helpful in the management of psychotic symptoms (which are ...and more »
 
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  • Abnormal brain rhythms tied to problems with thinking in schizophrenia

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    By studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, UC San Francisco researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in particular brain cells contributes to problems with learning, attention, and decision-making in individuals with that disorder. As reported in the March 5, 2015 online edition of Neuron , when the researchers corrected these cells' faulty rhythm, either by directly stimulating the cells or by administering low doses of a commonly used drug, cognitive deficits in the mice were…
  • GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:33 pm
    About 1 in 3 patients with dementia who live in nursing homes are being sedated with antipsychotic drugs, the GAO says. Outside nursing homes, about 1 in 7 dementia patients are getting the risky drugs.
  • GAO wants to curb giving seniors antipsychotic drugs

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    About one-third of seniors in a nursing home are prescribed an anti-psychotic drug to help with dementia, even though such drugs could kill them, according to a new government watchdog report. The Government Accountability Office released the report Monday highlighting the overprescribing of drugs used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • Court: Company must pay SC $136 million over drug marketing

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary should pay the state $136 million over deceptive drug marketing of an anti-psychotic drug, South Carolina's highest court ruled this week, upholding penalties against the company but reducing the amount. The decision by the state Supreme Court more than halved the original penalties levied against Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc., by a Spartanburg County jury.
  • Ask Dr. K: Schizophrenia requires meds, counseling - Tue, 24 Feb 2015 PST

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:13 am
    DEAR DOCTOR K: There is a history of schizophrenia in my family. I'd like to learn more about it.
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  • On the functions, mechanisms, and malfunctions of intracortical contextual modulation

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Publication date: May 2015 Source:Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Volume 52 Author(s): W.A. Phillips , A. Clark , S.M. Silverstein A broad neuron-centric conception of contextual modulation is reviewed and re-assessed in the light of recent neurobiological studies of amplification, suppression, and synchronization. Behavioural and computational studies of perceptual and higher cognitive functions that depend on these processes are outlined, and evidence that those functions and their neuronal mechanisms are impaired in schizophrenia is summarized. Finally, we compare and assess the…
  • How can we promote smoking cessation in people with schizophrenia in practice? A clinical overview

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    ConclusionEvidence from systematic reviews and meta‐analyses suggests that smoking cessation interventions are effective in people with schizophrenia, although more long‐term research is required. Promoting smoking cessation should be given utmost priority in clinical practice, and we offer practical strategies to facilitate this. (Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica)
  • Anthony Grace, MD, PhD, to Deliver Keynote at BioConference Live...

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Dr. Grace will be focusing on the pathophysiology of Schizophrenia and Depression on March 18, 2015 in the webcast hosted by LabRoots(PRWeb March 05, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12563286.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
  • Abnormal brain rhythms tied to problems with thinking in schizophrenia

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    By studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in particular brain cells contributes to problems with learning, attention, and decision-making in individuals with that disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
  • ERBB4 polymorphism and family history of psychiatric disorders on age-related cortical changes in healthy children

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Abstract Genetic variations in ERBB4 were associated with increased susceptibility for schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorders (BPD). Structural imaging studies showed cortical abnormalities in adolescents and adults with SCZ or BPD. However, less is known about subclinical cortical changes or the influence of ERBB4 on cortical development. 971 healthy children (ages 3–20 years old; 462 girls and 509 boys) were genotyped for the ERBB4-rs7598440 variants, had structural MRI, and cognitive evaluation (NIH Toolbox ®). We investigated the effects of ERBB4 variants and family history of SCZ…
 
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  • How Schizophrenia Is Diagnosed

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    5 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    The better you understand the language and the process of diagnosing schizophrenia, the better you can communicate with your doctor. Remember that only a psychologist or psychiatrist can rule out or diagnose schizophrenia.
  • What Causes Schizophrenia?

    schizophrenia.guide@about.com
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    There is some evidence that schizophrenia may be caused by an infectious disease interacting with an underlying genetic vulnerability.
  • Schizophrenia: Early Diagnosis and treatment

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    5 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    How early can schizophrenia be diagnosed? Are there warning signs that can guide prevention, early diagnosis and treatment?
  • The Positive and Negative Symptoms of...

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    5 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Are you having experiences that seem unreal? Are you concerned about strange behavior in a loved one? Learn to understand and describe the symptoms of schizophrenia, so that you can communicate them to a doctor.
  • What It's Like to Have Schizophrenia

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    5 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    In schizophrenia, the most basic processes of perceiving and thinking are affected by the illness. Whether you want your loved ones to understand you better, are concerned for someone who's ill, or are simply curious, this article describes the internal experience of delusions, hallucinations, and more.
 
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  • How do you cope with schizophrenia?

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Be prepared! Help your doctor help you! The best results are seen when doctors and patients work together.
  • Liking the effects of d-amphetamines linked to...

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Genetic predisposition to liking amphetamine linked to decreased risk for schizophrenia and ADHD
  • What It's Like to Have Schizophrenia

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    In schizophrenia, the most basic processes of perceiving and thinking are affected by the illness. Whether you want your loved ones to understand you better, are concerned for someone who's ill, or are simply curious, this article describes the internal experience of delusions, hallucinations, and more.
  • Aripiprazole/Abilify Drug Profile

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Aripiprazole/Abilify drug profile: what you need to know about using aripiprazole for schizophrenia. From your About Schizophrenia Expert Guide.
  • Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Used to Treat...

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    In the early 1990s a new class of drugs were developed to treat the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia. These drugs, the atypical antipsychotics, have proven generally as effective as the antispychotics developed decades earlier, with fewer extrapyrimidal side effects. This list of the atypical antipsychotics provides links to drug safety information from the drug manufacturers' websites.
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    Schizophrenia Bulletin - Advance Access

  • A Systematic Review of the Effect of Early Interventions for Psychosis on the Usage of Inpatient Services

    Randall, J. R., Vokey, S., Loewen, H., Martens, P. J., Brownell, M., Katz, A., Nickel, N. C., Burland, E., Chateau, D.
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    Objectives: To review and synthesize the currently available research on whether early intervention for psychosis programs reduce the use of inpatient services. Methods: A systematic review was conducted using keywords searches on PubMed, Embase (Ovid), PsycINFO (ProQuest), Scopus, CINAHL (EBSCO), Social Work Abstracts (EBSCO), Social Science Citations Index (Web of Science), Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest), and Child Development & Adolescent Studies (EBSCO). To be included, studies had to be peer-reviewed publications in English, examining early intervention programs using a variant of…
  • Lack of Evidence for Regional Brain Volume or Cortical Thickness Abnormalities in Youths at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis: Findings From the Longitudinal Youth at Risk Study

    Klauser, P., Zhou, J., Lim, J. K. W., Poh, J. S., Zheng, H., Tng, H. Y., Krishnan, R., Lee, J., Keefe, R. S. E., Adcock, A. R., Wood, S. J., Fornito, A., Chee, M. W. L.
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:43 pm
    There is cumulative evidence that young people in an "at-risk mental state" (ARMS) for psychosis show structural brain abnormalities in frontolimbic areas, comparable to, but less extensive than those reported in established schizophrenia. However, most available data come from ARMS samples from Australia, Europe, and North America while large studies from other populations are missing. We conducted a structural brain magnetic resonance imaging study from a relatively large sample of 69 ARMS individuals and 32 matched healthy controls (HC) recruited from Singapore as part of the Longitudinal…
  • Cognitive Effort and Schizophrenia Modulate Large-Scale Functional Brain Connectivity

    Brandt, C. L., Kaufmann, T., Agartz, I., Hugdahl, K., Jensen, J., Ueland, T., Haatveit, B., Skatun, K. C., Doan, N. T., Melle, I., Andreassen, O. A., Westlye, L. T.
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Schizophrenia (SZ) is characterized by cognitive dysfunction and disorganized thought, in addition to hallucinations and delusions, and is regarded a disorder of brain connectivity. Recent efforts have been made to characterize the underlying brain network organization and interactions. However, to which degree connectivity alterations in SZ vary across different levels of cognitive effort is unknown. Utilizing independent component analysis (ICA) and methods for delineating functional connectivity measures from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data, we investigated the effects of…
  • The Facts About Sexual (Dys)function in Schizophrenia: An Overview of Clinically Relevant Findings

    de Boer, M. K., Castelein, S., Wiersma, D., Schoevers, R. A., Knegtering, H.
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:34 pm
    A limited number of studies have evaluated sexual functioning in patients with schizophrenia. Most patients show an interest in sex that differs little from the general population. By contrast, psychiatric symptoms, institutionalization, and psychotropic medication contribute to frequently occurring impairments in sexual functioning. Women with schizophrenia have a better social outcome, longer lasting (sexual) relationships, and more offspring than men with schizophrenia. Still, in both sexes social and interpersonal impairments limit the development of stable sexual relationships. Although…
  • Senses or Schizophrenia

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:34 pm
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    Schizophrenia Research

  • Proinflammatory cytokines and their membrane-bound receptors are altered in the lymphocytes of schizophrenia patients

    Ghanshyam N. Pandey, Xinguo Ren, Hooriyah S. Rizavi, Hui Zhang
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Abnormalities of protein levels of proinflammatory cytokines and their soluble receptors have been reported in the plasma/serum of schizophrenia (SZ) patients. To examine if SZ is also associated with the abnormal gene expression of cytokines and their membrane-bound receptors, we studied mRNA expression of proinflammatory cytokines and their receptors in lymphocytes of SZ patients and normal control (NC) subjects. We determined the protein and mRNA expression of proinflammatory cytokines and mRNA expression of their receptors in lymphocytes from 30 SZ patients and 30 drug-free NC subjects.
  • Attention/vigilance in schizophrenia: Performance results from a large multi-site study of the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (COGS)

    Keith H. Nuechterlein, Michael F. Green, Monica E. Calkins, Tiffany A. Greenwood, Raquel E. Gur, Ruben C. Gur, Laura C. Lazzeroni, Gregory A. Light, Allen D. Radant, Larry J. Seidman, Larry J. Siever, Jeremy M. Silverman, Joyce Sprock, William S. Stone, Catherine A. Sugar, Neal R. Swerdlow, Debby W. Tsuang, Ming T. Tsuang, Bruce I. Turetsky, David L. Braff
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Attention/vigilance impairments are present in individuals with schizophrenia across psychotic and remitted states and in their first-degree relatives. An important question is whether deficits in attention/vigilance can be consistently and reliably measured across sites varying in many participant demographic, clinical, and functional characteristics, as needed for large-scale genetic studies of endophenotypes.We examined Continuous Performance Test (CPT) data from phase 2 of the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (COGS-2), the largest-scale assessment of cognitive and…
  • Building models for postmortem abnormalities in hippocampus of schizophrenics

    Francine M. Benes
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Postmortem studies have suggested that there is abnormal GABAergic activity in the hippocampus in schizophrenia (SZ). In micro-dissected human hippocampal slices, a loss of interneurons and a compensatory upregulation of GABAA receptor binding activity on interneurons, but not PNs, has suggested that disinhibitory GABA-to-GABA connections are abnormal in stratum oriens (SO) of CA3/2, but not CA1, in schizophrenia. Abnormal expression changes in the expression of kainate receptor (KAR) subunits 5, 6 and 7, as well as an inwardly-rectifying hyperpolarization-activated cationic channel (Ih3;…
  • Social cognitive functioning in prodromal psychosis: A meta-analysis

    Tae Young Lee, Sang Bin Hong, Na Young Shin, Jun Soo Kwon
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    There is substantial evidence regarding a social cognitive deficit in schizophrenia, and it has been suggested to be a trait-marker of this disorder. However, a domain-by-domain analysis of social cognitive deficits in individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis has not been performed.
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  • Building models for postmortem abnormalities in hippocampus of schizophrenics

    Francine M. Benes
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Postmortem studies have suggested that there is abnormal GABAergic activity in the hippocampus in schizophrenia (SZ). In micro-dissected human hippocampal slices, a loss of interneurons and a compensatory upregulation of GABAA receptor binding activity on interneurons, but not PNs, has suggested that disinhibitory GABA-to-GABA connections are abnormal in stratum oriens (SO) of CA3/2, but not CA1, in schizophrenia. Abnormal expression changes in the expression of kainate receptor (KAR) subunits 5, 6 and 7, as well as an inwardly-rectifying hyperpolarization-activated cationic channel (Ih3;…
  • Proinflammatory cytokines and their membrane-bound receptors are altered in the lymphocytes of schizophrenia patients

    Ghanshyam N. Pandey, Xinguo Ren, Hooriyah S. Rizavi, Hui Zhang
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Abnormalities of protein levels of proinflammatory cytokines and their soluble receptors have been reported in the plasma/serum of schizophrenia (SZ) patients. To examine if SZ is also associated with the abnormal gene expression of cytokines and their membrane-bound receptors, we studied mRNA expression of proinflammatory cytokines and their receptors in lymphocytes of SZ patients and normal control (NC) subjects. We determined the protein and mRNA expression of proinflammatory cytokines and mRNA expression of their receptors in lymphocytes from 30 SZ patients and 30 drug-free NC subjects.
  • Social cognitive functioning in prodromal psychosis: A meta-analysis

    Tae Young Lee, Sang Bin Hong, Na Young Shin, Jun Soo Kwon
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    There is substantial evidence regarding a social cognitive deficit in schizophrenia, and it has been suggested to be a trait-marker of this disorder. However, a domain-by-domain analysis of social cognitive deficits in individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis has not been performed.
  • Attention/vigilance in schizophrenia: Performance results from a large multi-site study of the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (COGS)

    Keith H. Nuechterlein, Michael F. Green, Monica E. Calkins, Tiffany A. Greenwood, Raquel E. Gur, Ruben C. Gur, Laura C. Lazzeroni, Gregory A. Light, Allen D. Radant, Larry J. Seidman, Larry J. Siever, Jeremy M. Silverman, Joyce Sprock, William S. Stone, Catherine A. Sugar, Neal R. Swerdlow, Debby W. Tsuang, Ming T. Tsuang, Bruce I. Turetsky, David L. Braff
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Attention/vigilance impairments are present in individuals with schizophrenia across psychotic and remitted states and in their first-degree relatives. An important question is whether deficits in attention/vigilance can be consistently and reliably measured across sites varying in many participant demographic, clinical, and functional characteristics, as needed for large-scale genetic studies of endophenotypes.We examined Continuous Performance Test (CPT) data from phase 2 of the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (COGS-2), the largest-scale assessment of cognitive and…
  • Sex and laterality differences in parkinsonian impairment and transcranial ultrasound in never-treated schizophrenics and their first degree relatives in an Andean population

    Danielle Kamis, Lee Stratton, María Calvó, Eduardo Padilla, Néstor Florenzano, Gonzalo Guerrero, Beatriz Molina Rangeon, Juan Molina, Gabriel A. de Erausquin
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We tested the hypothesis that loss of substantia nigra neurons in subjects at risk of schizophrenia (1), as reflected by midbrain hyperechogenicity (2) and parkinsonian motor impairment (3), is asymmetric and influenced by sex. We evaluated 62 subjects with never-treated chronic schizophrenia, 80 of their adult, unaffected first degree relatives and 62 healthy controls (matched by sex and age to the cases), part of an Andean population of Northern Argentina. Parkinsonism was scored blindly using UPDRS-3 (Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale) on videotaped exams by 2 independent raters.
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    Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan

  • RDSP Free Information Session

    Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
  • Partnership Program featured in Saskatoon Express

    Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Saskatoon’s Partnership Program was recently featured in the pages of Sasktoon Express. Partnership Program’s Matthew Proctor interviewed for Saskatoon Express. (Part I) Partnership Program’s Charlene Pawluk and Curtis Harman interviewed for Saskatoon Express (Part II pages 3 and 4)
  • 2015 Winter Variety Night

    Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Healing Through Humour presents The 2015 Winter Variety Night Sunday, February 15th at 9pm (Doors at 8) featuring the music of Ben Winoski and Colby Nargang along with stand up comedy from Healing Through Humour Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door Call 306-352-3006 to get yours! Check out the youtube video for more information!
  • SSS 2014 Annual General Meeting

    Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    You are invited to attend the Provincial Office of the Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan’s Annual General Meeting and Awards Luncheon Monday, September 29, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton Regina Hotel and Conference Centre Swift Current Room *Please RSVP your attendance for lunch by September 26th.  Please return the attached form or by calling the SSS office at 306-584-2620 or 1-877-584-2620 or by fax at 306-584-0525 or by e-mail to sssprov@sasktel.net
  • Regina Chapter 2014 Annual General Meeting

    Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Annual General Meeting The Regina Chapter of The Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan (SSS) Monday, September 15, 2014 Meet and greet at 6:15pm (light supper) Meeting at 7:00 pm *Please RSVP to the contact info below United Way of Regina 1440 Scarth Street Guest Speakers Anita Hopfauf- SSS Executive Director Tanya Condo-SSS Partnership Program Coordinator *The Regina Chapter is currently looking for new Board Members.  If you are interested, please email your resume to Regina Chapter President, Mike Gardiner at carmi@sasktel.net or call 306 584-2620 to leave a message.
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  • Abnormal brain rhythms tied to problems with thinking in schizophrenia

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    By studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in particular brain cells contributes to problems with learning, attention, and decision-making in individuals with that disorder.
  • From chick to bedside: Removing the Wnt barrier

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Kick starting a process that might repair the damage done in cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis could begin with disabling a driver that helps block regeneration, say researchers.
  • Antibodies to brain proteins may trigger psychosis

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, autoimmune disorders develop. Immune abnormalities in patients with psychosis have been recognized for over a century, but it has been only relatively recently that scientists have identified specific immune mechanisms that seem to directly produce symptoms of psychosis, including hallucinations and delusions.
  • Myelin-maker: How an FDA-approved drug boosts myelin synthesis

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    A researcher has discovered a way to keep remyelination going, using a drug that's already on the market. Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases.
  • With kids' antipsychotic treatment on the rise, study looks at prescriber decision-making

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:13 am
    More kids nationwide are taking medications designed to treat such mental health illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Pediatricians and psychiatrists have conducted a study to determine why.
 
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    Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

  • HRM Family Education & Support Group

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    This Monday, March 9th, 7:00 pmHRM Chapter of the SSNSFamily Education & Support Group MeetingDateMonday, March 9th, 2015Time7:00 pm to 9:00 pmPlaceRoom 1243A, Halifax InfirmaryQueen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre1796 Summer StreetHalifax, Nova ScotiaTopic and SpeakerPlease click in the image to magnify it.To download a PDF version of the above flyer, please click here.This Presentation will be Webcast LiveTo view the webcast beginning at 7:00 pm, please visit https://ssns.adobeconnect.com/hrmchapter and enter as a guest.HRM Chapter meetings of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova…
  • Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    This Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00 pmPictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support GroupFamily Education and Support Group MeetingThe Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except July & August) at the Nova Scotia Community College in Stellarton.DateTuesday, March 10th, 2015Time7:00 pm to 9:00 pmPlaceNSCC Pictou CampusRoom B-120 (back entrance, plenty of free parking)39 Acadia AvenueStellarton, Nova ScotiaTopicVideo presentation by Dr. Xavier Amador, the author of I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help. Everyone Welcome!For further…
  • Lunenburg County Chapter of the SSNS

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tuesday, March 17th, 7:00 pmThe Lunenburg County Chapter holds monthly support meetings for people living with mental illness, their family members, and friends, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 68 Alexandra Avenue, Bridgewater.  Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, except during the summer months of July and August. For further information please call (902) 527-1893 or (902) 527-1692 or visit ssnslcc.blogspot.com.
  • The Kings County Chapter of the SSNS

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Wednesday, March 18th, 7:00 pm Meetings of the Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia are generally held the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Louis Millett Community Complex, 9489 Commercial Street (east entrance), New Minas, Nova Scotia. Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August.  To contact the Kings County Chapter, please send an email to kcschizsoc@outlook.com.Also see:Kings County Chapter brochure (PDF) Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness: A Self-Help Group in Kings County,…
  • The "From Recovery to Discovery" Mental Health Peer Support Group - Halifax

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This Thursday, March 12th, 6:30 pmMeetingsEvery Thursday Evening6:30 pm to 8:30 pmCommunity RoomAtlantic Superstore – Barrington Street 1075 Barrington StreetHalifax, Nova Scotia Plenty of free parking!The Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street is on the 3, 7, 9, and 41 Metro Transit bus routes.The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected by any type of mental illness, and this includes family members and friends.Free! Thursday, March 12th, 2015, 6:30 pmA Mental Health Peer Support Group Meeting Topic: To Be AnnouncedAbout the From…
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  • Pediatrics and Schizophrenia: Are Doctors Doing Their Jobs?

    M Tyler
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Medications used to treat schizophrenia often come with health risks, which could be more dangerous for children or teens who suffer from the condition. Researchers from the University of Vermont recently conducted a study to determine if doctors in pediatrics are prescribing young people with mental illnesses the right medications - in the right dosages at the right times. "Part of our concern is that these medicines may be getting pulled out too early in the treatment planning for things like oppositional behavior, ahead of things like behavioral therapy that could be tried first," said Dr.
  • Cannabinoids could explain schizophrenia weight gain

    M Tyler
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    In people with schizophrenia who are treated with the antipsychotic medication olanzapine, weight gain may be associated with certain elements in the drug that change brain chemistry and affect appetite. In the first study to link cannabinoid neurotransmitters to disordered eating habits in people with schizophrenia, researchers from the University of Montreal found that olanzapine could stimulate appetite, as well as raise glucose levels, tryglycerides and anandamide - the main cannabinoid neurotransmitter. "This result is consistent with reports in the scientific literature that an increase…
  • Low birth weight babies have higher odds of psychiatric disorders

    M Tyler
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Babies who are born weighing less than about 2 pounds may be more likely to develop psychiatric conditions later in life, according to new research published in Pediatrics. And mothers who receive a full course of steroids prior to birth could have an even greater risk of birthing children who will develop psychiatric problems like depression or anxiety. Substance abuse disorders The study, which involved 84 adults who were considered low birth weight and 90 normal birth weight babies, found that low birth weight was linked to decreased risk of alcohol or substance abuse disorders. Yet risk…
  • Self-destructive thoughts could predict psychosis risk

    M Tyler
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    While research has long suggested that people with psychosis symptoms are more likely to commit suicide, a new study suggests that self-destructive thoughts may be present before psychosis symptoms actually manifest. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Helsinki, found that about one-third of 15-year-old adolescent boys suffered from self-destructive thought processes who were referred for psychosis symptoms. "Our study shows that self-destructive thoughts emerge simultaneously with the risk symptoms of psychosis, that is, long before psychosis is manifest," explained Dr.
  • Mental health and diet: clean eating could prevent common disorders

    M Tyler
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    A recent review on how diet affects mental health suggests that more attention should be paid to proper nutrition as a means of prevention. The review, published in The Lancet Psychiatry states that public health officials and leaders in psychiatry may want to focus more on the role of nutrient-based prescriptions to address mental disorders. "While the determinants of mental health are complex, the emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a key factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders suggests that nutrition is as important to psychiatry as it is to…
 
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