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  • Conversations with Customer Service re: Children’s Mental Patient Halloween Costumes

    A Journey with You
    A Journey With You
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:08 am
    If you are interested in making a difference in terms of stigma, please consider writing a letter or calling one of the companies that are making Halloween costumes of “mental patients” I have linked to a blog I follow (and love) of a caregiver who is a wonderful advocate for mental health issues. She is making a difference – we can too. Source: Conversations with Customer Service re: Children’s Mental Patient Halloween Costumes
  • The Treasure Some Have

    A Journey with You
    A Journey With You
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:34 am
    I like the show Orange is the New Black. I binged watched the first two seasons. The third season has been out for several months now, and I haven’t finished it yet. I have lost part of my enthusiasm which happens to me with almost everything having to do with television. (I’m not a big fan of television or of movies. During my twenties and thirties, I went many years without owning a TV – popular culture isn’t really my thing.) But the television show led me to the book, and while I have been doing my daily exercises, I have been reading the memoir that Orange is the New Black is…
  • 'But doctor, I'm not ill' - insight in psychotic patients

    Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    How do you convince someone with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders that they are ill if they don't want to believe it?
  • Nasal spray device for mental illness

    Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Researchers at the University of Oslo have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose.
  • Clinical trial: First treatment for 'emotional flatness' associated with schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia News
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Results of a clinical trial seem to show the first effective treatment for the negative symptoms - withdrawal, lack of emotion, and apathy - associated with schizophrenia. This work is presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology conference in Amsterdam.
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  • Schizophrenia Cases Go Up; Cause of Disease is Unknown, Say Experts - The New Indian Express

    4 Sep 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Schizophrenia Cases Go Up; Cause of Disease is Unknown, Say ExpertsThe New Indian Express“Stress at home, school, office, etc, play a role in the development of schizophrenia. A child or even an adult, may do well in his studies or work for a long time. But the disease may appear all of a sudden without any valid reason. Medical
  • Cariprazine safely, effectively treats negative schizophrenia symptoms - Healio

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Cariprazine safely, effectively treats negative schizophrenia symptomsHealioNegative symptoms of schizophrenia — withdrawal, lack of emotion and apathy — may be treatable with cariprazine, according to results from a phase 3 clinical trial presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress annual meeting.
  • Oxytocin Shows No Effect in Schizophrenia - Medscape

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:58 am
    Oxytocin Shows No Effect in SchizophreniaMedscapeAMSTERDAM — Two small studies failed to detect any functional improvement from the use of intranasal oxytocin (multiple brands) in patients with schizophrenia, even when coupled with social skills training, research presented here indicates.
  • How My Father's Schizophrenia Shaped My Idea of Having Children - Huffington Post

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Huffington PostHow My Father's Schizophrenia Shaped My Idea of Having ChildrenHuffington PostMy father has schizophrenia. Some people believe schizophrenia is genetic. When I was younger I too believed schizophrenia was genetic. (Today I don't see it so black and white. Maybe I'll write more about that another day.) I spent every single second
  • Intra-Cellular Therapies (ITCI) Phase 2 ITI-007 Schizophrenia Study Published ... - StreetInsider.com

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Intra-Cellular Therapies (ITCI) Phase 2 ITI-007 Schizophrenia Study Published StreetInsider.comIntra-Cellular Therapies (NASDAQ: ITCI) today announced the publication of positive results from its ITI-007 Phase 2 clinical trial (ITI-007-005) in patients with schizophrenia. The article, "ITI-007 for the Treatment of Schizophrenia: A 4-Week Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces Publication of Positive Phase 2 MarketWatchall 5 news articles »
 
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    Schizophrenia News

  • Clinical trial: First treatment for 'emotional flatness' associated with schizophrenia

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Results of a clinical trial seem to show the first effective treatment for the negative symptoms - withdrawal, lack of emotion, and apathy - associated with schizophrenia. This work is presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology conference in Amsterdam.
  • Understanding schizotypal personality disorder, part 2

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Hogan, George. Broken Glass [photograph]. Retrieved from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizotypal-personality-disorder/basics/definition/con-20027949 The genesis and history of the term " schizotypal " must be understood within the context of the history of schizophrenia as a diagnostic category.
  • Supplementation of antipsychotic treatment with sarcosine-G1yT1...

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:56 am
    Supplementation of antipsychotic treatment with sarcosine-G1yT1 inhibitor-causes changes of glutamatergic NMR spectroscopy parameters in the left hippocampus in patients with stable schizophrenia. Glutamatergic system, the main stimulating system of the brain, plays an important role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia.
  • Using antipsychotic agents in older patients.

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:34 pm
    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. Antipsychotics are widely used in geriatric psychiatric disorders.
  • Advocates Praise Expansion of State Program, OnTrackNY, to Diagnose, Treat Schizophrenia

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    Schizophrenia affects about one out of every 200 people, and the first signs often appear from ages 18 and 21. Glenn Liebman, chief executive of the Mental Health Association of New York State, said intervention as soon as the first episode occurs can be critical. "Their chance of recovery and moving forward in their life is so much higher than if people keep getting more and more episodes of schizophrenia," he said.
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    MedWorm: Schizophrenia

  • Mental healthcare in older adults with schizophrenia: results from 118 French public psychiatric departments

    4 Sep 2015 | 1:41 am
    Letter Delphine Raucher-Chéné, Nicolas Hoertel, Céline Béra-Potelle, Sarah Terrien, Sarah Barrière, David Da Rin, Eric Tran, Christine Cuervo-Lombard, Christophe Portefaix, Frédéric Limosin, International Psychogeriatrics, Volume 27 Special Issue 10, pp 1749-1750Abstract (Source: International Psychogeriatrics)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Supporting recovery from hoarding and squalor: insights from a community case study

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Accessible summary Hoarding and squalor are more common among people with chronic mental disorders and can compromise a person's health and safety, be a public health issue and present substantial challenges to family, carers, social service agencies and clinical mental health services. This paper provides a case study outlining the complex challenges experienced by a person exhibiting hoarding and squalor behaviours, and explores the role of a mental health nurse in supporting the person towards recovery. The journey towards mental health recovery for a person with hoarding and squalor…
  • Connectivity

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:31 am
    Purpose of review: Connectivity is a technique that uses functional MRI (fMRI) to explore global brain function in healthy and diseased states. Connectivity is now being studied as a part of global brain function in major national and international studies. It is, therefore, timely to review its relevance to anaesthesia. Recent findings: Dynamic connectivity in the brain, which transcends anatomical boundaries, links functionally related regions. Clinical manifestations in neuropsychiatric diseases such has Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia can be explained on the basis of altered…
  • Providers' Personal and Professional Contact With Persons With Mental Illness: Relationship to Clinical Expectations.

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:22 am
    CONCLUSIONS: Greater personal and professional contact with persons with mental illness was associated with lower provider stigma and higher expectations of patient adherence, increased ability to understand educational material, and higher social and vocational functioning. It is possible that interventions involving contact with persons with mental illness could reduce providers' stigma. PMID: 26325457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
  • Voluntary and Involuntary Psychiatric Admissions in China.

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:22 am
    CONCLUSIONS: Perception of dangerousness and poor insight about mental illness were significant factors in involuntary psychiatric admissions in China. Factors contributing to the changes in patterns of psychiatric admissions after China's implementation of the mental health law are important topics for further research. PMID: 26325460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
 
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    About.com Schizophrenia: What's Hot Now

  • The Positive and Negative Symptoms of...

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    4 Sep 2015 | 4:09 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.
  • Schizophrenia: Early Diagnosis and treatment

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    4 Sep 2015 | 4:09 am
    How early can schizophrenia be diagnosed? Are there warning signs that can guide prevention, early diagnosis and treatment?
  • Schizophrenia versus schizoaffective disorder

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    4 Sep 2015 | 4:09 am
    Schizophrenia and schizoaffective are two different disorders. This article discusses the relevant differences why that matters. From your About Schizophrenia Expert Guide.
  • Who Gets Schizophrenia?

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    4 Sep 2015 | 4:09 am
    Although the overall incidence of schizophrenia in the United States is close to 1%, different groups have a greater or lesser likelihood of developing the illness. This article from your About Guide to Schizophrenia reviews the incidence of schizophrenia among different groups of people, which scientists are using as clues to help find the cause.
  • What It's Like to Have Schizophrenia

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    4 Sep 2015 | 4:09 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. Page 2.
 
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    About.com Schizophrenia: Most Popular Articles

  • The Schizophrenia Concept: Timeline Highlights

    4 Sep 2015 | 5:02 am
    What are the roots of our current thinking about the concept of schizophrenia?
  • The Positive and Negative Symptoms of...

    4 Sep 2015 | 5:02 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.
  • How Schizophrenia Is Diagnosed

    4 Sep 2015 | 5:02 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.
  • Antipsychotics for schizophrenia

    4 Sep 2015 | 5:02 am
    Is newer better? When it comes to antipsychotics, the answser to this question is not clear. In this article you will find what you need to know about how different classes of antipsychotics compare with each other.
  • Schizophrenia Symptoms and Diagnosis

    4 Sep 2015 | 5:02 am
    What are the main symptoms of schizophrenia? How is a diagnosis of schizophrenia made?
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    Schizophrenia Bulletin - Advance Access

  • A Randomized Comparison of Aripiprazole and Risperidone for the Acute Treatment of First-Episode Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: 3-Month Outcomes

    Robinson, D. G., Gallego, J. A., John, M., Petrides, G., Hassoun, Y., Zhang, J.-P., Lopez, L., Braga, R. J., Sevy, S. M., Addington, J., Kellner, C. H., Tohen, M., Naraine, M., Bennett, N., Greenberg, J., Lencz, T., Correll, C. U., Kane, J. M., Malhotra, A. K.
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:14 am
    Research findings are particularly important for medication choice for first-episode patients as individual prior medication response to guide treatment decisions is unavailable. We describe the first large-scale double-masked randomized comparison with first-episode patients of aripiprazole and risperidone, 2 commonly used first-episode treatment agents. One hundred ninety-eight participants aged 15–40 years with schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder or psychotic disorder Not Otherwise Specified, and who had been treated in their lifetime with…
  • Dissecting the Heterogeneity of Treatment Response in First-Episode Schizophrenia

    Malhotra, A. K.
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:40 am
    The Mental Health Centers for Intervention Development and Applied Research (CIDAR) program prioritized research to provide an evidence base for biomarker development. At the Zucker Hillside Hospital (ZHH), our CIDAR grant supported research on a comprehensive investigation of treatment response and outcome in first episode schizophrenia. Results provide evidence that baseline neuroimaging, neurocognitive, and genetic measures are significantly associated with clinical response to treatment, and that our currently available interventions can effectively treat aspects of psychotic illness, as…
  • Cross-sectional Study of Glutamate in the Anterior Cingulate and Hippocampus in Schizophrenia

    Gallinat, J., McMahon, K., Kuhn, S., Schubert, F., Schaefer, M.
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:40 am
    Background: There has been growing support for dysfunctions of the excitatory glutamatergic system and its implications for the psychophysiology of schizophrenia. However, previous studies reported mixed results regarding glutamate concentrations in schizophrenia with varying deviations across brain regions. Methods: We used an optimized proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy procedure to measure absolute glutamate concentrations in the left hippocampal region and the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) in 29 medicated patients with schizophrenia and in 29 control participants without mental…
  • Elevated Myo-Inositol, Choline, and Glutamate Levels in the Associative Striatum of Antipsychotic-Naive Patients With First-Episode Psychosis: A Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Study With Implications for Glial Dysfunction

    Plitman, E., de la Fuente-Sandoval, C., Reyes-Madrigal, F., Chavez, S., Gomez-Cruz, G., Leon-Ortiz, P., Graff-Guerrero, A.
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:57 am
    Glial disturbances are highly implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and may be linked with glutamatergic dysregulation. Myo-inositol (mI), a putative marker of glial cells, and choline (Cho), representative of membrane turnover, are both present in larger concentrations within glial cells than in neurons, and their elevation is often interpreted to reflect glial activation. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) allows for the evaluation of mI, Cho, glutamate, glutamate + glutamine (Glx), and N-acetylaspartate (NAA). A collective investigation of these measures in…
  • Association of a Schizophrenia Risk Variant at the DRD2 Locus With Antipsychotic Treatment Response in First-Episode Psychosis

    Zhang, J.-P., Robinson, D. G., Gallego, J. A., John, M., Yu, J., Addington, J., Tohen, M., Kane, J. M., Malhotra, A. K., Lencz, T.
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:57 am
    Findings from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium genome-wide association study (GWAS) showed that variation at the DRD2 locus is associated with schizophrenia risk. However, the functional significance of rs2514218, the top DRD2 single nucleotide polymorphism in the GWAS, is unknown. Dopamine D2 receptor binding is a common mechanism of action for all antipsychotic drugs, and DRD2 variants were related to antipsychotic response in previous studies. The present study examined whether rs2514218 genotype could predict antipsychotic response, including efficacy and adverse events, in a cohort of…
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    Schizophrenia Research

  • Investigating the empirical support for therapeutic targets proposed by the temporal experience of pleasure model in schizophrenia: A systematic review

    Clementine J. Edwards, Matteo Cella, Nicholas Tarrier, Til Wykes
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Anhedonia and amotivation are substantial predictors of poor functional outcomes in people with schizophrenia and often present a formidable barrier to returning to work or building relationships. The Temporal Experience of Pleasure Model proposes constructs which should be considered therapeutic targets for these symptoms in schizophrenia e.g. anticipatory pleasure, memory, executive functions, motivation and behaviours related to the activity. Recent reviews have highlighted the need for a clear evidence base to drive the development of targeted interventions.
  • Associations of high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels in schizophrenia and comparison groups

    Jamie Joseph, Colin Depp, Averria Sirkin Martin, Rebecca E. Daly, Danielle K. Glorioso, Barton W. Palmer, Dilip V. Jeste
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Schizophrenia is characterized by physical (mainly metabolic and cardiovascular) comorbidity and shortened lifespan. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), an inflammatory marker of hepatic origin linked to metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and mortality in the general population, has been reported to be elevated in people with schizophrenia. However, the relationship of hs-CRP to psychiatric and medical risk factors, after controlling for potentially confounding variables such as smoking, is not well established in schizophrenia.
  • Persons with schizophrenia migrate towards urban areas due to the development of their disorder or its prodromata

    Carsten Bøcker Pedersen
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Many studies have identified urban–rural differences in the occurrence of schizophrenia. Though unknown, the underlying causes responsible for these differences have been hypothesized to include urban–rural differences in toxic exposures, diet, infections, stress, or an artifact due to selective migration. Freeman hypothesized that persons with schizophrenia migrate towards larger cities due to development of their disorder or its prodromata. Based on this, the reason for the high frequency of schizophrenia in urban areas is not that those affected have lived in environmentally…
  • Cross diagnostic comparisons of quality of life deficits in remitted and unremitted patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

    Min Yi Sum, New Fei Ho, Kang Sim
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) have been found to report lower quality of life (QOL) compared to healthy controls separately. However, data are wanting on cross diagnostic comparisons of QOL within psychotic spectrum conditions. This study examined QOL differences and clinical predictors between schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD). Based on extant data, we hypothesized that patients with remitted SCZ and BD had comparable QOL levels, and that more severe symptoms and poorer psychosocial functioning predicted poorer QOL in our patients.
  • A case report of late onset psychosis with dementia and aspirin and caffeine addiction

    L. Eric Golden, Patrick Sassoon, Ricardo Cáceda
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We present a patient with florid psychosis accounted by underlying dementia exacerbated by chronic use of toxic doses of aspirin and caffeine, and who showed a good response to anti-psychotic therapy. We aim to contribute to the ongoing debate on restriction of over the counter medications, particularly to vulnerable populations.
 
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    Schizophrenia Research

  • Associations of high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels in schizophrenia and comparison groups

    Jamie Joseph, Colin Depp, Averria Sirkin Martin, Rebecca E. Daly, Danielle K. Glorioso, Barton W. Palmer, Dilip V. Jeste
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Schizophrenia is characterized by physical (mainly metabolic and cardiovascular) comorbidity and shortened lifespan. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), an inflammatory marker of hepatic origin linked to metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and mortality in the general population, has been reported to be elevated in people with schizophrenia. However, the relationship of hs-CRP to psychiatric and medical risk factors, after controlling for potentially confounding variables such as smoking, is not well established in schizophrenia.
  • Investigating the empirical support for therapeutic targets proposed by the temporal experience of pleasure model in schizophrenia: A systematic review

    Clementine J. Edwards, Matteo Cella, Nicholas Tarrier, Til Wykes
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Anhedonia and amotivation are substantial predictors of poor functional outcomes in people with schizophrenia and often present a formidable barrier to returning to work or building relationships. The Temporal Experience of Pleasure Model proposes constructs which should be considered therapeutic targets for these symptoms in schizophrenia e.g. anticipatory pleasure, memory, executive functions, motivation and behaviours related to the activity. Recent reviews have highlighted the need for a clear evidence base to drive the development of targeted interventions.
  • Cross diagnostic comparisons of quality of life deficits in remitted and unremitted patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

    Min Yi Sum, New Fei Ho, Kang Sim
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) have been found to report lower quality of life (QOL) compared to healthy controls separately. However, data are wanting on cross diagnostic comparisons of QOL within psychotic spectrum conditions. This study examined QOL differences and clinical predictors between schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD). Based on extant data, we hypothesized that patients with remitted SCZ and BD had comparable QOL levels, and that more severe symptoms and poorer psychosocial functioning predicted poorer QOL in our patients.
  • Persons with schizophrenia migrate towards urban areas due to the development of their disorder or its prodromata

    Carsten Bøcker Pedersen
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Many studies have identified urban–rural differences in the occurrence of schizophrenia. Though unknown, the underlying causes responsible for these differences have been hypothesized to include urban–rural differences in toxic exposures, diet, infections, stress, or an artifact due to selective migration. Freeman hypothesized that persons with schizophrenia migrate towards larger cities due to development of their disorder or its prodromata. Based on this, the reason for the high frequency of schizophrenia in urban areas is not that those affected have lived in environmentally…
  • A case report of late onset psychosis with dementia and aspirin and caffeine addiction

    L. Eric Golden, Patrick Sassoon, Ricardo Cáceda
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We present a patient with florid psychosis accounted by underlying dementia exacerbated by chronic use of toxic doses of aspirin and caffeine, and who showed a good response to anti-psychotic therapy. We aim to contribute to the ongoing debate on restriction of over the counter medications, particularly to vulnerable populations.
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    Schizophrenia News -- ScienceDaily

  • Do antipsychotic medications affect cortical thinning?

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:17 am
    People diagnosed with schizophrenia critically rely upon treatment with antipsychotic medications to manage their symptoms and help them function at home and in the workplace. But despite their benefits, antipsychotic medications might also have some negative effects on brain structure or function when taken for long periods of time.
  • Antipsychotics inappropriately prescribed to people with intellectual disabilities

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities in the UK are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, finds a new study. Intellectual disability is a lifelong condition that begins before the age of 18 and is characterized by limitations in intellectual functioning (generally indicated by an IQ under 70) and difficulties with one or more life skills. Around 1 percent of the population has an intellectual disability.
  • 'But doctor, i'm not ill: ' Insight in psychotic patients

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:08 pm
    How do you convince someone with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders that they are ill if they don't want to believe it? Awareness of illness, also known as 'insight', is a serious problem in the treatment of psychotic patients. Now work investigates whether concentrations of a marker of brain cell dysfunction are associated with impaired insight.
  • Clinical trial shows first treatment for ‘emotional flatness’ associated with schizophrenia

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Results of a clinical trial seem to show the first effective treatment for the negative symptoms – withdrawal, lack of emotion, and apathy – associated with schizophrenia.
  • Brain scans predict response to antipsychotic medications

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    Investigators have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment.
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  • Уред за йонофореза Aloha

    1 Sep 2015 | 4:25 am
    Как работи йонофорезата ? За редуциране на бръчките уредът използва високотехнологичен електрод, който осъществява микро въздействие през повърхността на кожата в основния дермален слой. Уредът за йонофореза Aloha изпраща безвредна, безболезнена електромагнитна вълна, която активира процеса на отделяне на коензим, и…
  • VOLCANO Zapper - генератор на био вълни

    11 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    VOLCANO ZAPPERТЕХНИЧЕСКО ОПИСАНИЕ И ИНСТРУКЦИЯ ЗАЕКСПЛОАТАЦИЯПРЕДНАЗНАЧЕНИЕ И ПРИНЦИП НА РАБОТАБио-вълновият генератор VOLCANO Zapper (по-нататък втекста Запер*) е цифрово електронно устройство, което убиваболестотворни паразити, бактерии, вируси и гъбички чрезелектромагнитни вълни на принципа на биорезонанса безизползване на…
  • Neoguard Life (Неогард)

    11 Aug 2015 | 6:31 am
    Neoguard Life е високотехнологичен продукт предназначен за: магнитотерапия магнитна обработка на вода и храна енергийно-информационно структуриране на вода, течности и храни защита от негативни външни въздействия енергиен баланс на организма. Устройство на Neoguard Life Neoguard Life се състои от (фиг.1) херметичен корпус 1, многополюсна…
  • Кафе 3 в 1 Лактера Вива - пробиотик с кафе

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    Инстантна напитка - уникална комбинация от патентовани пробиотици и разтворимо кафе; Задоволява и стимулира енергийните нужди на организма; Изцяло натурални съставки; Експортен продукт - регистриран в FDA; Натурални уникални пробиотични щамове от изворна вода в България; Състав на Кафе 3 в 1 Лактера Вива Съдържание в 14 гр: 4 гр…
  • Лактера Вижън + Пробиотик за очи 60 капсули

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Лактера Вижън + поддържа очното здраве, намалява синдромите на сухо и уморено око на активни хора, работещи с компютър и подобрява гастро-интестиналния баланс и имунната система; Натурални уникални пробиотични щамове от изворна вода в България; Състав на Лактера Вижън + Съдържание в 2 капсули (640 мг) дневна доза: Енергийна…
 
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    Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

  • Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness

    4 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    This Monday, September 7th, 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,…
  • Families Matter in Mental Health & Addiction - Education and Support Program -- Sydney, Nova Scotia

    4 Sep 2015 | 3:30 am
    Begins this Tuesday, September 8th, 5:30 pm Sydney, Nova ScotiaPlease click on the image to magnify it.To download a PDF version of the above poster, please click here.For a map of the location of 850 Grand Lake Road in Sydney, please click here.For further information on the Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program, please click here.
  • Pictou County Mental Illness Family Support Group

    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    This Tuesday, September 8th, 7:00 pmPictou County Mental Illness Family Support GroupFamily Education and Support Group MeetingThe Pictou County 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, September 8th, 2015Time7:00 pm to 9:00 pmPlaceNSCC Pictou CampusRoom B-120 (back entrance, plenty of free parking)39 Acadia AvenueStellarton, Nova ScotiaTopicAn evening for reconnecting and sharing after the summer break.Everyone Welcome!For further information about the Pictou…
  • The "From Recovery to Discovery" Mental Health Peer Support Group - Halifax

    4 Sep 2015 | 2:30 am
    This Thursday, September 10th, 6:30 pmMeetingsEvery Thursday Evening6:30 pm to 8:30 pmFree! Community 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.Thursday, September 10th, 2015, 6:30 pmAn Informal and Interactive Conversation about ConfidencewithBruce MillerPublic SpeakerCertified Professional Coach at John Maxwell TrainingCertified Laughter Yoga LeaderMental Health First Aid TrainerThe second half of the meeting will be…
  • Janine Williams Memorial Bursary – 2015

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Application DeadlineFriday, October 16th, 2015, 5:00 pmIn partnership with Cole Harbour / Eastern HRM Community Mental Health, the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia awards the Janine Williams Memorial Bursary, valued at $500.00, to an individual living with a mental illness who is embarking on or pursuing some form of learning through formal education or life skills development. The eighth annual Janine Williams Memorial Bursary will be awarded in November 2015.An advertising poster (PDF) to print and display in your work area and/or social settings can be downloaded by clicking here.The…
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    My Life With Paranoid Schizophrenia

  • I need a miracle.

    Eric S
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Sometimes I feel like I'm being punished for being a bad person. No matter how I try, especially of late, I can't seem to catch a break. I'm trying my best to lift myself out of poverty and fight my way from the confines of my mental illness but it's so hard. I want to better myself but I don't have any support, financially or emotionally. The real reason that I want to change the tide and stop this slide that I'm currently on is my son. There's a lot that I didn't have when I was a child but not having a father figure around and a mother who was emotionally unavailable were huge obstacles.
  • Empathy.

    Eric S
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:49 pm
    It has been a while since I've updated this ongoing journal of my life and how I deal with my Paranoid Schizophrenia. Sometimes I get the urge to write but I don't always have access to the Internet. There are also times when I feel like writing but the thoughts seem to disappear, if I don't write them down right away. To tell the truth, a million thoughts and constant self talk invade my head throughout the day. It's hard to make sense of some of the ideas that pop into my brain. This morning I was standing in line at the local recycle center in hopes of making a fortune with my aluminum…
  • It all seems a little too much at times.

    Eric S
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:44 pm
    So, for the last few months I've been making a concerted effort to do something with my life. It hasn't been easy because I simply don't know what the right course of action I should take. I've been on Social Security Disability for quite a long time because of my diagnosis of Paranoid Schizophrenia. I haven't worked in such a long time and I'm really not sure I'm capable of handling the day to day pressures of a full time job. Seeking employment is a crap shoot because I can't fail. If I somehow get a job and maintain my employment but then get too sick to work any longer, I'll won't have my…
  • Strangers in my head.

    Eric S
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:48 am
    For the last few days, the only conversations I've been having are all taking place inside my head. I remember years ago, when I lived alone, the loneliness would get to me so badly that I would drink beer and sometimes whiskey to escape the solitude. However, now I try my best to stay away from alcohol because I know it isn't the answer.  Day by day I feel trapped with the voices in my head. A great deal of my inner monologue is self defeating and brings on my depression. The other part of the voices come from disembodied characters that I've heard for many years. They constantly argue…
  • "On the left-side of my troubled plateau."

    Eric S
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:18 pm
    A few years back I wrote this:                              "On the left-side of my troubled plateau  I see no sunny clouds. Wishful thinking a fine attribute but when you're dead, there's no rain dance  scheduled for today." - EASIt was a poem I wrote for the complete despair I was feeling at the time. It is very difficult to go on with your day to day life with no sense of hope. I think you have to cling on to something;…
 
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  • A Computer Could Predict Psychosis Risk Better Than a Doctor

    M Tyler
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:51 am
    A computerized speech analysis program could help predict psychosis risk more accurately than clinical ratings, a new study reveals. Speech patterns can provide clues about mental health, the Columbia University researchers explained, in terms of how well patients stay on topic, the length of their phrases, and the use of words that link phrases together, among other factors. While clinicians can pick up on these symptoms of disorganized thoughts - which may indicate a higher risk for psychosis or mental health disorders - the automated program was able to more precisely measure patterns.
  • Retinal Changes Can Offer Clues About Schizophrenia

    M Tyler
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    Tracking certain structural changes in the eyes could help provide important clues about schizophrenia, according to new research. People with schizophrenia often have trouble processing visual information, which can be attributed to brain abnormalities that alter depth perception, the ability to distinguish between dark and light and the processing of other visual information. The current study, which was conducted by researchers at Mt. Sinai Hospital, found that differences and abnormalities in the retina and eye structures can contribute to these problems. "The retina develops from the…
  • Siblings of Schizophrenic Kids May Have Resilience to Condition

    M Tyler
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    When it comes to schizophrenia, key differences in brain development could allow siblings of kids with the condition to grow up with a resilience to the illness. Researchers at the University of Melbourne and the National Institute of Health in the U.S. found that siblings of children with childhood-onset schizophrenia had similar delays in brain connectivity as their brothers and sisters. However, these abnormalities appeared to normalize as the siblings got older - while the abnormalities in children with schizophrenia became worse. "We've looked at the development of brain networks over…
  • 'Brain Training' App Could Help Improve Schizophrenia Outcomes

    M Tyler
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:10 am
    An iPad game developed by a team of scientists and mental health professionals could help patients with schizophrenia improve their daily lives. New research from the University of Cambridge suggests that "Wizard," an app aimed at helping users improve memory, could be a useful tool for improving cognitive function in people with schizophrenia. The game is designed to boost episodic memory, which is the type of memory required to recollect small but important details of daily life, such as where you parked your car or what you ate for lunch. Episodic memory, the researchers explained, is one…
  • Schizophrenia's 'Rosetta Stone' Gene Offers Clues for Targeting Treatment

    M Tyler
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    A scientific breakthrough has enabled researchers from Cardiff University to identify what they're calling the "Rosetta Stone" gene of schizophrenia. This discovery could help to further understand all genes that are associated with the disease and can offer clues for targeting the right treatments. The gene is called DISC-1, short for "disrupted in schizophrenia-1," and it is closely linked to healthy brain development. When mutated, however, it is associated with a high risk for mental illnesses like schizophrenia, severe depression and bipolar disorder. Brain plasticity and development The…
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  • Conversations with Customer Service re: Children’s Mental Patient Halloween Costumes

    A Journey With You
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:08 am
    If you are interested in making a difference in terms of stigma, please consider writing a letter or calling one of the companies that are making Halloween costumes of “mental patients” I have linked to a blog I follow (and love) of a caregiver who is a wonderful advocate for mental health issues. She is making a difference – we can too. Source: Conversations with Customer Service re: Children’s Mental Patient Halloween Costumes
  • The Treasure Some Have

    A Journey With You
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:34 am
    I like the show Orange is the New Black. I binged watched the first two seasons. The third season has been out for several months now, and I haven’t finished it yet. I have lost part of my enthusiasm which happens to me with almost everything having to do with television. (I’m not a big fan of television or of movies. During my twenties and thirties, I went many years without owning a TV – popular culture isn’t really my thing.) But the television show led me to the book, and while I have been doing my daily exercises, I have been reading the memoir that Orange is the New Black is…
  • I Am Invisible

    A Journey With You
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:46 am
    I am invisible. Our eyes don’t connect in a crowded room. You refuse to see me, because to see me might mean you have to acknowledge my existence, or worse yet, I might approach you and say, “Hello.” That would be threatening and uncomfortable wouldn’t it? Who wants to talk to the woman with schizophrenia? What can she possibly have to say that would benefit you? And it is all about benefits isn’t it? What can we get from one another? And you think I have nothing to offer, that I am a hole that will require you to throw something in, but not be able to take something out, and what…
  • The Battles we have to Face on top of Mental Illness

    A Journey With You
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm
    The hardest thing about being mentally ill is definitely psychosis – in my opinion there is nothing worse than that. It is terrifying to be out of touch with reality and so often the voices, hallucinations, delusions, etc. are more frightening than any Hollywood horror show could ever come close to. But there are other things about mental illness that are hard, and I think those things are the daily stresses and situations that everyone has to deal with. Just because you have a mental illness you don’t get a pass on other diseases. You still have to worry about cancer, heart disease,…
  • Schizophrenia is Complicated

    A Journey With You
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:08 pm
    It’s complicated this schizophrenia. I don’t want to be seen as straitjackets, lobotomies, shrill screams, or curled up naked on a floor.I also don’t want to be seen as the exception, oh you know, “You are unique” or “It doesn’t apply to you” or “Not you, of course.” Because I am all of those things or I have been, or I am capable of becoming, or the possibilities are there. I have been locked in a room in a psych ward with nothing but a bed and white sheets, a single light overhead. I have been the woman staring off into nothing listening intently while voices argued…
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