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  • ICOSR 2015 Patient-Derived Cells For Schizophrenia Research

    Schizophrenia Research Forum: Research News
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The overall goal of this session was to investigate molecular mechanisms of schizophrenia using either patient-derived cells or animal models...
  • The mechanism of dopamine partial agonism in...

    About.com Schizophrenia: Most Popular Articles
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    How do antipsychotics work? What is partial dopamine antagonism and what role does it play in the treatment of schizophrenia?
  • The Positive and Negative Symptoms of...

    About.com Schizophrenia: What's Hot Now
    schizophrenia.guide@about.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:55 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.
  • An evaluation of the use of olanzapine pamoate depot injection in...

    Schizophrenia News
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:38 am
    To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Background: Oral olanzapine is a well-established treatment for patients suffering from schizophrenia.
  • What Causes Schizophrenia?

    About.com Schizophrenia: What's Hot Now
    schizophrenia.guide@about.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Genes play a key role in developing schizophrenia, although they can't predict the illness on their own. Genes seem to make a person vulnerable to another factor that brings the illness on.
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  • Kenyan man held in alleged plot against president has chronic schizophrenia ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    Kenyan man held in alleged plot against president has chronic schizophrenia Minneapolis Star TribuneSaid Mire Siyad, 46, has been receiving psychiatric treatment since 2004 for chronic schizophrenia at a government hospital, according to his brother, Ahmed Mire. Mire said Siyad didn't trespass on the president's compound. "He told me he just walked and more »
  • No home: Schizophrenic man stuck with no options - The News-Press

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    The News-PressNo home: Schizophrenic man stuck with no optionsThe News-PressCraig, affable and blond like his mother, hasn't lived on his own for long since he was 19, when he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia with symptoms of mood disorders. His condition, which can be triggered by stress, surfaced
  • Attorney seeks bail modification, schizophrenia treatment for client in ... - Fox News

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:08 pm
    WSAWAttorney seeks bail modification, schizophrenia treatment for client in Fox NewsHe also asks that she receive treatment for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders at a Milwaukee facility pending the outcome of her case. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a judge is expected to consider the bail modification request next Attorney seeks bail modification, schizophrenia treatment for girl in Slender Greenfield Daily Reporterall 94 news articles »
  • Convicted bank robber with schizophrenia gets probation for stealing $290 - OregonLive.com

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:37 pm
    OregonLive.comConvicted bank robber with schizophrenia gets probation for stealing $290OregonLive.comHaller, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, was indicted the same month for bank robbery, but was found incompetent to continue with court proceedings until October 2014. He pleaded guilty the following month to the bank robbery. He was ...
  • Novel Drug Targets 'Huge Unmet Need' in Schizophrenia - Medscape

    10 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Novel Drug Targets 'Huge Unmet Need' in SchizophreniaMedscapeCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Encenicline (Forum Pharmaceuticals), a novel α-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist, shows improvement of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia in a phase 2 randomized, controlled trial, potentially ushering ...
 
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    Schizophrenia News

  • An evaluation of the use of olanzapine pamoate depot injection in...

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:38 am
    To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Background: Oral olanzapine is a well-established treatment for patients suffering from schizophrenia.
  • Caring for the patient with acute psychosis

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    In this article, we discuss how to recognize the event sequence that frequently takes place during a psychotic episode, measures to take when a patient with psychosis experiences anxiety, strategies to help patients with psychosis establish and maintain control of their behavior, how to monitor physical health in the patient with schizophrenia, effective communication techniques when a patient exhibits thought disturbances, and appropriate interventions to use when a patient expresses delusions or has hallucinations. Schizophrenic spectrum is a group of psychotic reactions in which the…
  • Explaining the symptoms of schizophrenia: abnormalities in the awareness of action.

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    We propose that the primary cognitive deficit associated with delusions of control is a lack of awareness of certain aspects of motor control. This problem arises because of a failure in the mechanism by which the predicted consequences of an action are derived from a forward model based on the intended sequence of motor commands.
  • The importance of endophenotypes in schizophrenia research.

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Endophenotypes provide a powerful neurobiological platform from which we can understand the genomic and neural substrates of schizophrenia and other common complex neuropsychiatric disorders. The Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia has conducted multisite studies on carefully selected key neurocognitive and neurophysiological endophenotypes in 300 families and then in a follow up multisite case-control study of 2471 subjects .
  • Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation Increases Hippocampal Activity ...

    22 Apr 2015 | 12:59 am
    Correspondence: Dr TW Weickert, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia, Tel: +61 2 9399 1730, Fax: +61 2 9399 1034, E-mail: t.weickert@unsw.edu.au Received 2 December 2014; Revised 14 February 2015; Accepted 9 March 2015 Accepted article preview online 1 April 2015; Advance online publication 22 April 2015 People with schizophrenia show probabilistic association learning impairment in conjunction with abnormal neural activity. The selective estrogen receptor modulator raloxifene preserves neural…
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    MedWorm: Schizophrenia

  • Metabolic syndrome among psychiatric inpatients with schizophrenia in Indonesia.

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of MetS among inpatients with schizophrenia in Indonesia. Eighty-six hospitalised psychiatric patients with schizophrenia were randomly recruited, and underwent physical examination including a blood test. MetS was assessed based on the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria for South Asia. Among the sample, only eight patients (9.3%) met the IDF criteria for MetS. Women have a higher rate of MetS than men (23.8% vs 4.6%; p=0.02). Reduced high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol was the most frequent (81.4%) metabolic abnormality…
  • Disordered Ripples Are a Common Feature of Genetically Distinct Mouse Models Relevant to Schizophrenia

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:39 pm
    We present results from a novel comparative approach to the study of the mechanisms of psychiatric disease. Previous work has examined neural activity patterns in the hippocampus of a freely behaving mouse model associated with schizophrenia, the calcineurin knockout mouse. Here, we examined a genetically distinct mouse model that exhibits a similar set of behavioral phenotypes associated with schizophrenia, a transgenic model expressing a putative dominant-negative DISC1 (DN-DISC1). Strikingly, the principal finding of the earlier work is replicated in the DN-DISC1 mice, that is, a selective…
  • Modeling a model: Mouse genetics, 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, and disorders of cortical circuit development

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Publication date: Available online 9 April 2015 Source:Progress in Neurobiology Author(s): Daniel W. Meechan , Thomas M. Maynard , Alejandra Fernandez , Beverly A. Karpinski , Lawrence A. Rothblat , Anthony S. LaMantia Understanding the developmental etiology of autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia remains a major challenge for establishing new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to these common, difficult-to-treat diseases that compromise neural circuits in the cerebral cortex. One aspect of this challenge is the breadth and overlap of…
  • Differences between subjective experiences and observed behaviors in near-fatal suicide attempters with untreated schizophrenia: a qualitative pilot study - Yamaguchi T, Fujii C, Nemoto T, Tsujino N, Takeshi K, Mizuno M.

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    BACKGROUND: In cases of untreated schizophrenia, the patients' entourage often does not recognize the psychotic symptoms of the patient and the possibility that the patient may attempt suicide. The aim of this study was to investigate the discrepancies bet... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
  • Levels of triglycerides, cholesterol, LDL, HDL and glucose in patients with schizophrenia, unipolar depression and bipolar disorder

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Publication date: Available online 24 April 2015 Source:Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews Author(s): Adam Wysokiński , Dominik Strzelecki , Iwona Kłoszewska The aim of this study is to investigate differences in triglycerides (TGA), cholesterol (TC), HDL, LDL and glucose (FPG) levels in patients with acute schizophrenia, unipolar depression, bipolar depression and bipolar mania. Results for 2,305 Caucasian patients were included in the study (1,377 women, 59.7%; mean age 45.6). Mean TGA level was: schizophrenia: 139.9±90.6 mg/dL, unipolar depression:…
 
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    About.com Schizophrenia: What's Hot Now

  • The Positive and Negative Symptoms of...

    schizophrenia.guide@about.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:55 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 Causes Schizophrenia?

    schizophrenia.guide@about.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Genes play a key role in developing schizophrenia, although they can't predict the illness on their own. Genes seem to make a person vulnerable to another factor that brings the illness on.
  • What Do Hallucinations Feel Like in Schizophren...

    schizophrenia.guide@about.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Hallucinations are part of schizophrenia. This article focuses on what experiencing hallucinations feels like from a patient's perspective.
  • Schizophrenia: Early Diagnosis and treatment

    schizophrenia.guide@about.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    How early can schizophrenia be diagnosed? Are there warning signs that can guide prevention, early diagnosis and treatment?
  • Schizophrenia versus schizoaffective disorder

    schizophrenia.guide@about.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Schizophrenia and schizoaffective are two different disorders. This article discusses the relevant differences why that matters. From your About Schizophrenia Expert Guide.
 
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    About.com Schizophrenia: Most Popular Articles

  • The mechanism of dopamine partial agonism in...

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    How do antipsychotics work? What is partial dopamine antagonism and what role does it play in the treatment of schizophrenia?
  • Neurotransmitter

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    Definition of the term, neurotransmitter
  • What It's Like to Have Schizophrenia

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:12 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.
  • Highlights in the History of Schizophrenia

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
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  • How Schizophrenia Is Diagnosed

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:12 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.
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    Schizophrenia Bulletin - Advance Access

  • Exposure Therapy

    Colori, S.
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:28 am
  • Early Childhood IQ Trajectories in Individuals Later Developing Schizophrenia and Affective Psychoses in the New England Family Studies

    Agnew-Blais, J. C., Buka, S. L., Fitzmaurice, G. M., Smoller, J. W., Goldstein, J. M., Seidman, L. J.
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:34 am
    Individuals who develop schizophrenia in adulthood exhibit, on average, deficits in childhood cognition relative to healthy controls. However, it remains unclear when in childhood such deficits emerge and whether they are stable across childhood or change (increase or decrease) across development. Importantly, whether the trajectory of childhood cognition differs among youth who later develop affective psychoses (AP) vs schizophrenia as adults remains unresolved. Subjects in the Collaborative Perinatal Project were administered the Stanford-Binet IQ test at age 4 and the Wechsler Intelligence…
  • Brain Structure in Neuropsychologically Defined Subgroups of Schizophrenia and Psychotic Bipolar Disorder

    Woodward, N. D., Heckers, S.
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:34 am
    Background: Neuropsychological impairment is heterogeneous in psychosis. The association of intracranial volume (ICV) and total brain volume (TBV) with cognition suggests brain structure abnormalities in psychosis will covary with the severity of cognitive impairment. We tested the following hypotheses: (1) brain structure abnormalities will be more extensive in neuropsychologically impaired psychosis patients; (2) psychosis patients with premorbid cognitive limitations will show evidence of hypoplasia (ie, smaller ICV); and (3) psychosis patients with evidence of cognitive decline will…
  • Ethical Challenges in the Primary Prevention of Schizophrenia

    Appelbaum, P. S.
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:34 am
  • Perinatal Risks and Childhood Premorbid Indicators of Later Psychosis: Next Steps for Early Psychosocial Interventions

    Liu, C. H., Keshavan, M. S., Tronick, E., Seidman, L. J.
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:34 am
    Schizophrenia and affective psychoses are debilitating disorders that together affect 2%–3% of the adult population. Approximately 50%–70% of the offspring of parents with schizophrenia manifest a range of observable difficulties including socioemotional, cognitive, neuromotor, speech-language problems, and psychopathology, and roughly 10% will develop psychosis. Despite the voluminous work on premorbid vulnerabilities to psychosis, especially on schizophrenia, the work on premorbid intervention approaches is scarce. While later interventions during the clinical high-risk (CHR)…
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    Schizophrenia Research

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    30 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
  • Clinical and functional implications of a history of childhood ADHD in first-episode psychosis

    Aldanie Rho, Alexandru Traicu, Martin Lepage, Srividya N. Iyer, Ashok Malla, Ridha Joober
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There is mounting evidence indicating that a childhood history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with an increased risk for psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia. However, the implications of such a history on the symptomatic and functional outcomes of patients with psychotic disorders are still not well documented. This study examined the prevalence of childhood ADHD in patients with first episode psychosis (FEP) consecutively admitted to a specialized early intervention clinic covering a well-defined catchment area, and compared patients with and…
  • Sex hormones and oxytocin augmentation strategies in schizophrenia: A quantitative review

    Sophie M. Heringa, Marieke J.H. Begemann, Angelique J. Goverde, Iris E.C. Sommer
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sex differences in incidence, onset and course of schizophrenia suggest sex hormones play a protective role in the pathophysiology. Such a role is also proposed for oxytocin, another important regulator of reproduction function. Evidence on the efficacy of sex hormones and oxytocin in the treatment of schizophrenia is summarized.
  • Interest of clozapine and paliperidone palmitate plasma concentrations to monitor treatment in schizophrenic patients on chronic hemodialysis

    L. Samalin, S. Lauron, P.M. Llorca
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Schizophrenic patients with comorbid conditions are usually excluded from research studies. For these reasons, there is a lack of data available about sub-groups, such as schizophrenic patients with renal failure undergoing hemodialysis. One can assume that the pharmacokinetic impact of hemodialysis on the antipsychotic treatments can change their efficacy or safety. Some antipsychotics, such as clozapine, have a positive relationship between plasma concentration and clinical response (Mauri et al., 2007).
  • Language-related gamma EEG frontal reduction is associated with positive symptoms in schizophrenia patients

    Chiara Spironelli, Alessandro Angrilli
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Frontal hypoactivation has been consistently found in schizophrenia. We hypothesized that patients' deficit is asymmetrical, i.e., centred over the left frontal locations, associated with loss of language-related asymmetry, and correlated with positive symptoms.
 
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    Schizophrenia Research

  • Clinical and functional implications of a history of childhood ADHD in first-episode psychosis

    Aldanie Rho, Alexandru Traicu, Martin Lepage, Srividya N. Iyer, Ashok Malla, Ridha Joober
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There is mounting evidence indicating that a childhood history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with an increased risk for psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia. However, the implications of such a history on the symptomatic and functional outcomes of patients with psychotic disorders are still not well documented. This study examined the prevalence of childhood ADHD in patients with first episode psychosis (FEP) consecutively admitted to a specialized early intervention clinic covering a well-defined catchment area, and compared patients with and…
  • Interest of clozapine and paliperidone palmitate plasma concentrations to monitor treatment in schizophrenic patients on chronic hemodialysis

    L. Samalin, S. Lauron, P.M. Llorca
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Schizophrenic patients with comorbid conditions are usually excluded from research studies. For these reasons, there is a lack of data available about sub-groups, such as schizophrenic patients with renal failure undergoing hemodialysis. One can assume that the pharmacokinetic impact of hemodialysis on the antipsychotic treatments can change their efficacy or safety. Some antipsychotics, such as clozapine, have a positive relationship between plasma concentration and clinical response (Mauri et al., 2007).
  • Sex hormones and oxytocin augmentation strategies in schizophrenia: A quantitative review

    Sophie M. Heringa, Marieke J.H. Begemann, Angelique J. Goverde, Iris E.C. Sommer
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sex differences in incidence, onset and course of schizophrenia suggest sex hormones play a protective role in the pathophysiology. Such a role is also proposed for oxytocin, another important regulator of reproduction function. Evidence on the efficacy of sex hormones and oxytocin in the treatment of schizophrenia is summarized.
  • Language-related gamma EEG frontal reduction is associated with positive symptoms in schizophrenia patients

    Chiara Spironelli, Alessandro Angrilli
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Frontal hypoactivation has been consistently found in schizophrenia. We hypothesized that patients' deficit is asymmetrical, i.e., centred over the left frontal locations, associated with loss of language-related asymmetry, and correlated with positive symptoms.
  • Aarskog–Scott syndrome presenting with psychosis: A case study

    Alisson Paulino Trevizol, Isa Albuquerque Sato, Danielle Rigueira Dias, Elie Leal de Barros Calfat, Brazílio de Carvalho Tasso, Rodrigo Lancelote Alberto, Quirino Cordeiro, Pedro Shiozawa
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Aarskog–Scott syndrome is an uncommon X-linked recessive developmental disorder that primarily affects skeletal morphogenesis. The syndrome was first described by Dagfinn Aarskog and Charles I. Scott Jr., in the early 1970s, in two different families with multiple affected males. The disorder is clinically characterized by short stature, macrocephaly, facial, genital and skeletal anomalies, that usually affect the midline (Schwartz et al., 2000). Other possible clinical findings include neurologic features such as epilepsy and intellectual disability (Schwartz et al., 2000).
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    Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan

  • Saskatoon Chapter Gala

    Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    The Saskatoon Chapter has been working very hard at planning our Gala and we would love if you could join us! Our Gala will be held May 8th, 2015 at the Travelodge. The event will feature a buffet supper, a silent auction, live music, and presentations from Victoria Maxwell and Adelaine Leung. The event starts at 6pm, with cocktails at 6:30pm, and dinner at 7pm. Presentations from our speakers will follow. This is sure to be an informative and entertaining event, so please consider coming out and supporting our organization! Tickets can be purchased online via PayPal or by contacting our…
  • Living With Mental Illness Conference

    Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
  • 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!
 
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    Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

  • Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia - 2015 Road to Recovery Walk

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Saturday, May 2nd, 2015Please help us raise $40,000!NO MOREMental Illness = Shame, Misconceptions, Stereotyping, Prejudicial Attitudes, and DiscriminationTAKE ACTION!To register or to make a donation, please visit:www.RoadtoRecoveryWalk.comThe Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia’s 7th Annual Road to Recovery Walk is about coming together as a community to raise awareness and reduce the misconceptions, stereotyping, prejudicial attitudes, discrimination, and shame so often associated, unfortunately, with mental illnesses. On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, Road to Recovery walks are being held in…
  • Emergency Psychiatry - 2015 W.O. McCormick Academic Day

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    TODAY, April 24th, 2015HalifaxPlease click on the image to magnify it.To download a PDF version of the above flyer, please click here.Click here to register online (Direct link: www.eSourceEvent.com/AcademicDay15).
  • Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    To visit the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia's YouTube channel, please click here.
  • The "From Recovery to Discovery" Mental Health Peer Support Group - Halifax

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    This Thursday, April 30th, 6:50 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, April 30th, 2015, 6:50 pmThe Dalhousie Student Union Mental Health Peer Support ProgramwithLaura Burke &…
  • Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Monday, May 4th, 7:00 pmNew MinasA Self-Help Group in Kings County, Nova ScotiaCaring for a loved one who is dealing with a mental illness can require emotional and practical support. You are not alone. This self-help group was started in the fall of 2008 to share personal experiences in response to the need of support for the families and friends of persons living with serious mental illness.While it originated through families involved in the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia (SSNS), the group feels it can offer support to families dealing with a wide range of brain illnesses, including…
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    My Life With Paranoid Schizophrenia

  • The Paranoid Schizophrenia Test.

    Eric S
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    Of course, there's isn't a Paranoid Schizophrenia test and if someone out there says otherwise, more power to them. I remember once I was sitting in a psychiatrist office. It was my first visit to this particular psychiatrist, so I had to fill out a lot of paperwork in the waiting room before I saw him. Mixed together with the usual name, phone number, and give me your address paperwork that one has to fill out before seeing a new headshrinker was a rather lengthy questionnaire. It was one hundred questions to be exact. The first couple of questions were the basics. "Have you ever been…
  • Not to fade away.

    Eric S
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    I sleep on my couch every night because I feel a lot safer and for some reason I feel less isolated from the world. When I use to sleep in my bedroom, I felt so alone and scared. I really can't explain my exact feelings but when I would shut my eyes and fall asleep, while sleeping in my bedroom, I felt as though I would disappear. That's right, I would vanish into nothing, if it were possible. Now that I sleep exclusively on my living room couch, I feel a lot more comfortable. However, I sense that I'm being looked at sometimes. Almost as if someone is studying my sleeping habits. If I peer…
  • The ghost of the sad man.

    Eric S
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:33 am
    At an early age I saw what only can be described as ghost. I know that Paranoid Schizophrenia rarely, if ever, manifests itself at an early age but I can say without a doubt I saw ghost. I can remember one such incident when I was about five years old and it was the dead of night. I was sleeping on the top bunk bed, while my older sister slept on the bottom. I don't know what woke me up but for some reason I opened my eyes and I immediately saw a grayish figure walking toward me. I was in absolute horror as I watched what appeared to be a middle aged man walking toward my bed. I turned my…
  • Paranoid Schizophrenia or any mental illness shouldn't be feared or demonized.

    Eric S
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:23 pm
    This is a video I uploaded to YouTube in order to share a little about me and my illness. Paranoid Schizophrenia can be treated, just like any mental illness. The shaming and the uneducated spread of fear about any mental illness should be stopped. We are like everyone else, and like everyone else, we have hopes and we have dreams to fulfill.Please GoFundMe... In Need of Purchasing a Dependable Used Car, so I can visit my son regularly. Any amount would help and I'll be forever grateful. http://www.gofundme.com/m12hgk  Or you can send funds thru Paypal at my email…
  • About my conversations with, "God."

    Eric S
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:17 pm
    As part as my illness, many days can go bye without venturing outside, even to get my mail. It really sneaks up on me because I don't even notice that hours have turned into days. There are many reasons why staying locked inside my apartment can't be very good for me and I'm sure many would agree. It makes me very apprehensive about stepping outside because there's a fear that engulfs me. I can't explain what exactly I'm afraid of because it isn't easy to describe. I have to psych myself out with a lot of self talk. I tell myself, "You need to do this" over and over. I have a conversation…
 
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    schizophrenic.com

  • In First-Onset Psychosis, Low Vitamin D is Common

    M Tyler
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Researchers have yet to discover exactly how vitamin D levels are associated with psychosis, but a new study adds to the body of research - suggesting that vitamin D deficiency is commonly associated with first-onset psychosis. More significantly, researchers found that low vitamin D levels were linked to mood and functional outcomes 12 months after a first-onset episode. "The study is a stark reminder of how many patients with psychosis have low vitamin D," Dr. John J. McGrath, a researcher who has done extensive work on the topic of vitamin D and schizophrenia, told Medscape Medical News.
  • Exercise Could Help Treat Schizophrenia

    M Tyler
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Regular aerobic exercise can help improve cognitive function in people with schizophrenia, according to research from Columbia University. Moreover, the study found that not engaging in aerobic exercise could be a risk factor for further cognitive decline in people with the condition, the researchers wrote in Schizophrenia Bulletin. A separate study from the University of Manchester found that with just 90 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise per week, patients saw significant improvements in overall functioning, a decrease of psychiatric symptoms and better neurocognition. Part of a…
  • Two Antibodies Linked to First-Episode Psychosis in Children

    M Tyler
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    In what could be the first study to directly confirm that autoimmune processes can contribute to the onset on psychiatric illness, researchers from the University of Sydney discovered two antibodies that were linked to first-episode psychosis in children. While they normally protect the body from foreign invaders that can cause infection or illness, sometimes antibodies attack healthy cells - which can result in autoimmune conditions like type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. In 8 of 43 children who were experiencing their first episode of psychosis, researchers found two antibodies to the…
  • Drug Deaths From Schizophrenia Medication Deemed 'Inconclusive,' Says FDA

    M Tyler
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    An FDA review of olanzapine, a drug used to treat schizophrenia, was found to be inconclusive in regards to two patient deaths, according to a statement released by the government agency. In June 2013, the FDA reported the deaths, where two individuals were given intramuscular injections - in appropriate doses - of olanzapine (Zyprexa Relprevv) and died within a few days. Accordingly, the drug's manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company were asked to conduct animal trials to test whether or not the drug entered the patients' bloodstreams in a rapid but delayed manner - which can cause overdose, coma…
  • Finger Length in Males Could Predict Schizophrenia Risk

    M Tyler
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    Length differences between the index finger and the ring finger in males could provide clues about schizophrenia risk, according to a recent study published in Clinical Anatomy. Researchers recruited 103 male patients with schizophrenia and compared them with 100 healthy male control subjects, setting out to find how finger, or "digit" ratio asymmetry was linked to hormonal imbalances and schizophrenia. According to the research, index fingers that are shorter than ring fingers may be linked to high testosterone exposure in utero. A future diagnostic tool? The study found there were…
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