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  • The effect of lifetime adversities on resistance to antipsychotic treatment in schizophrenia patients

    Schizophrenia Research
    Ahmed N. Hassan, Vincenzo De Luca
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The aim of this study is to examine whether there is an association between cumulative life adversities and treatment-resistant schizophrenia.
  • Risk-taking in schizophrenia and controls with and without cannabis dependence

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    Bernard A. Fischer, Robert P. McMahon, Deanna L. Kelly, Heidi J. Wehring, Walter A. Meyer, Stephanie Feldman, William T. Carpenter, David A. Gorelick
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Risk-based decision making is altered in people with schizophrenia and in people with cannabis use compared to healthy controls; the pattern of risk-assessment in people with co-occurring schizophrenia and cannabis dependence is poorly understood. This study examined measures of risk-taking and decision-making in people with and without schizophrenia and/or cannabis dependence.
  • Central executive network in young people with familial risk for psychosis — The Oulu Brain and Mind Study

    Schizophrenia Research
    Tuomas Jukuri, Vesa Kiviniemi, Juha Nikkinen, Jouko Miettunen, Pirjo Mäki, Sari Mukkala, Jenni Koivukangas, Tanja Nordström, Juha Parkkisenniemi, Irma Moilanen, Jennifer H. Barnett, Peter B. Jones, Graham K. Murray, Juha Veijola
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The central executive network controls and manages high-level cognitive functions. Abnormal activation in the central executive network has been related to psychosis and schizophrenia but it is not established how this applies to people with familial risk for psychosis (FR).
  • Neurodevelopmental and environmental hypotheses of negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

    Schizophrenia News
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    The negative symptoms of schizophrenia, avolition, alogia, apathy and impaired or nonexistent social functioning, are strongly correlated with the progressive course and long-term prognosis of the disease, undermining the patient's ability to integrate socially, interpersonal skills and quality of life. At a time when new drug strategies are being developed, a better understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis underpinning the occurrence of negative symptoms constitutes an essential prerequisite for real therapeutic advances.
  • Fronto-temporal transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) reduces source-monitoring deficits and auditory hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia Research
    Marine Mondino, Frédéric Haesebaert, Emmanuel Poulet, Marie-Françoise Suaud-Chagny, Jérôme Brunelin
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in patients with schizophrenia have been associated with abnormal activity within the frontal and temporo-parietal areas (Jardri et al., 2011) and with a failure in source-monitoring processes (Frith, 1995; Waters et al., 2012). For instance, patients with AVH are more likely to confuse imagined and performed self-generated speech as revealed by the number of misattributions between words they were required to imagine saying (covert speech) and words they were required to say aloud (overt speech) during a source-monitoring task (Brunelin et al., 2006a).
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  • FDA Accepts Submission for First Long-Acting Schizophrenia Treatment - Pharmacy Times

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    Bidness ETCFDA Accepts Submission for First Long-Acting Schizophrenia TreatmentPharmacy TimesOn the heels of the FDA approval of paliperidone palmitate (Invega Sustenna) as either a monotherapy or adjunctive therapy for schizoaffective disorder, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, has submitted a new drug application for the medication's use as a ...Jamp;J Seeks FDA Approval for Schizophrenia TreatmentZacks.comJohnson & Johnson Submits New Drug Application To FDA For Schizophrenia Bidness ETCall 7 news articles »
  • How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia - Wired

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    WiredHow Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and SchizophreniaWiredTools gestating within startups, academic institutions, and research clinics aim to help people manage everything from severe depression to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Through the discreet and continuous recording of social and physical and more »
  • The Fortunate Mother: Caring for a son with schizophrenia - USA TODAY

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    USA TODAYThe Fortunate Mother: Caring for a son with schizophreniaUSA TODAYLaura Pogliano calls herself lucky even though Zac, her dear boy, has lived all his young adult life with schizophrenia. Her gratitude makes sense only when you consider the state of America's system of mental health care. In a series of stories this and more »
  • What's it Like: To have schizophrenia - NewsOK.com

    15 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    What's it Like: To have schizophreniaNewsOK.comSchizophrenia is a long-term and serious brain disorder. It can cause people to suffer from hallucinations, in which a person sees, hears or feels something that no else does, and also delusions, which are false beliefs that aren't true or logical. For and more »
  • Execution Of Scott Panetti, Inmate With Schizophrenia, 'Would Cross A Moral ... - Huffington Post

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    Execution Of Scott Panetti, Inmate With Schizophrenia, 'Would Cross A Moral Huffington PostPanetti, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1978, claimed that his alter ego, "Sarge," killed his wife's parents, then kidnapped his spouse and daughter at gunpoint and held them hostage in a cabin. They were later released unharmed. Panetti's and more »
 
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  • Neurodevelopmental and environmental hypotheses of negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    The negative symptoms of schizophrenia, avolition, alogia, apathy and impaired or nonexistent social functioning, are strongly correlated with the progressive course and long-term prognosis of the disease, undermining the patient's ability to integrate socially, interpersonal skills and quality of life. At a time when new drug strategies are being developed, a better understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis underpinning the occurrence of negative symptoms constitutes an essential prerequisite for real therapeutic advances.
  • New Drug Application Submitted to FDA for 3-Month Paliperidone...

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    A new drug application has been submitted to the FDA for a 3-month formulation of the atypical antipsychotic agent paliperidone palmitate . The NDA seeks approval for the medication as a treatment for schizophrenia in adults.
  • Janssen announces submission of NDA for three-month paliperidone palmitate

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Janssen Research & Development, LLC today announced the submission of a New Drug Application for three-month atypical antipsychotic paliperidone palmitate to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . The NDA seeks approval for the medication as a treatment for schizophrenia in adults.
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    19 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP et al. v. Pharmadax USA, Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-07105; filed November 3, 2014 in the District Court of New Jersey Infringement of U.S. Patent No.
  • What's it Like: To have schizophrenia

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Schizophrenia is a long-term and serious brain disorder. It can cause people to suffer from hallucinations, in which a person sees, hears or feels something that no else does, and also delusions, which are false beliefs that aren't true or logical.
 
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    About.com Schizophrenia: What's Hot Now

  • Schizophrenia Early Diagnosis

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    22 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    How early can schizophrenia be diagnosed? Are there warning signs that can guide prevention, early diagnosis and treatment?
  • What Causes Schizophrenia?

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    22 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    There is some evidence that schizophrenia may be caused by an infectious disease interacting with an underlying genetic vulnerability.
  • Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Used to Treat...

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    22 Nov 2014 | 3:20 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.
  • What Do Hallucinations Feel Like in Schizophren...

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    22 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    Hallucinations are part of schizophrenia. This article focuses on what experiencing hallucinations feels like from a patient's perspective.
  • Who Gets Schizophrenia?

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    22 Nov 2014 | 3:20 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.
 
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  • Patient's perspective: A Beautiful Mind (the...

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    A patient's perspective: A Beautiful Mind, the movie
  • What It's Like to Have Schizophrenia

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:20 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.
  • The Positive and Negative Symptoms of...

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:20 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.
  • Decompensate

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Definition of the term, decompensate.
  • What Causes Schizophrenia?

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Developmental theories of schizophrenia explore things that may have gone wrong during fetal and infant brain development.
 
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  • Mental disorders due to permanent stress?

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    Activated through permanent stress, immune cells will have a damaging effect on and cause changes to the brain. This may result in mental disorders. Medical researchers are studying the effects of permanent stress on the immune system.
  • Helping patients with schizophrenia and their caregivers

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and their caregivers participated in 15 weekly one-hour sessions in a recent study. The treatment covered a range of topics and skills, including education about the illness, techniques to bolster family cohesion and adaptive use of religious coping, communication training, and problem-solving.
  • New knowledge about human brain's plasticity

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    The brain's plasticity and its adaptability to new situations do not function the way researchers previously thought, according to a new study. Earlier theories are based on laboratory animals, but now researchers have studied the human brain, and reached some new conclusions.
  • Parasite-schizophrenia connection: One-fifth of schizophrenia cases may involve the parasite T. gondii

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Many factors, both genetic and environmental, have been blamed for increasing the risk of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Some, such as a family history of schizophrenia, are widely accepted. Others, such as infection with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite transmitted by soil, undercooked meat and cat feces, are still viewed with skepticism. A new study used epidemiological modeling methods to determine the proportion of schizophrenia cases that may be attributable to T. gondii infection. The work suggests that about one-fifth of cases may involve the parasite.
  • EEG test to help understand, treat schizophrenia

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    An EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia has been validated by researchers. The findings offer a clinical test that could be used to help diagnose persons at risk for developing mental illness later in life, as well as an approach for measuring the efficacies of different treatment options.
 
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    Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

  • The "From Recovery to Discovery" Mental Health Peer Support Group - Halifax

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    This Thursday, November 27th, 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, November 27th, 2014, 6:30 pm Mental Health Peer Support Group Meeting Topic: To Be AnnouncedAbout the From…
  • Getting Mental Health Crisis Support in Nova Scotia

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Call (902) 429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free)The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT) provides intervention and short term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. They offer 24/7 telephone intervention throughout Nova Scotia - (902) 429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free) - and mobile response (1:00 pm to 1:00 am) in areas served by Halifax Regional Police including Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford.Note that this video is two years old and it does not mention the 24/7 telephone crisis intervention service that is now available throughout Nova…
  • How to refer someone to the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program

    16 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    From the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP) website:Because NSEPP is located in Halifax, within the largest of the Nova Scotia health regions; Capital Health, the program provides direct clinical services to residents of the Capital Health district.Referrals to NSEPP can be made by anyone, including mental health care professionals, family physicians, community agencies, educators and school counselors, family members, friends and any young person who suspects they may be suffering from a first episode of psychosis.Criteria for referral of individuals who reside in the Capital Health…
  • Assistance with navigating mental health services in the Capital Health district

    16 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    404-3504 ext. 201From the Healthy Minds Cooperative's February 2013 newsletter:NavigationGoing through the mental health system can be like trying to find your way through a maze. Navigation is a service that the Healthy Minds Cooperative provides that helps guide people living with a mental illness, and their families, to connect with support services in the community. The Navigator can answer your questions and concerns about:Services in the communitySupport groupsPrograms and workshopsReferral ServicesAdvocacyWeb-based resourcesFor more information about navigation, please call (902)…
  • Mental Health Services on Cape Breton Island

    16 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Please click on the image to magnify it.To download the entire July 2012 booklet (PDF), please click here.Also visit:Cape Breton District Health Authority - Mental HealthGuysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority - Mental Health ServicesAddiction Services Cape BretonAlso available:Mental Health Outpatient ServicesStrait Richmond Hospital138 Hospital RoadEvanston, Nova ScotiaB0E 1J0902-533-3300
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  • Fish oil supplements may help prevent psychosis

    M Tyler
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    A small study presented at the Early Psychosis Conference in Tokyo suggests that fish oil may give protective benefits against psychosis in young people at risk for the condition. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to better brain health and potentially the ability to ward off dementia. Patients in the study received four capsules of fish oil per day with two types of omega-3 fatty acids: 700 milligrams of EPA and 480 milligrams of DHA. The participants also took 7.6 milligrams of vitamin E. Another control group of patients received placebo pills, and both groups…
  • Community prevention program for schizophrenia drops psychosis-related hospitalizations

    M Tyler
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    An intervention program aimed at identifying high-risk cases of schizophrenia has helped dramatically reduce hospitalizations for psychosis in Portland, Maine. The Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Program accomplished a 26-percent reduction in psychosis-related hospital admissions compared with control areas, Medscape reports. The program helped to educate more than 7200 physicians, school counselors and mental health practitioners on spotting the signs of psychosis in young people who were at risk. Individuals who met certain risk criteria were given Family-aided Assertive…
  • Auditory processing can gives clues about schizophrenia

    M Tyler
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The use of electroencephalography (EEG) testing could help identify signs of schizophrenia, according to new research. Two new studies suggest that individuals with schizophrenia have impaired auditory processing and that EEG testing can produce results that reveal these impairments. As Medscape reports, this type of testing could be used to measure the severity of a person's condition, or perhaps point physicians toward cognitive exercises that could help these patients strengthen their auditory processing faculties. Taking the 'guesswork out of a diagnosis' According to Gregory A. Light,…
  • Mental illness in children and youth has leveled off, large Canadian study suggests

    M Tyler
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    While media tends to reinforce the idea that mental disorders are on the rise, this probably isn't the case for children and youth, says Dr. Ian Colman in a new study from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Colman and his team recently looked into data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, seeking to better understand whether or not symptoms of mental illness are indeed increasing - specifically hyperactivity, depression, anxiety, aggression and suicidal thinking or behavior. The participants, which included over 31,000 children between the ages of 10 and 15, were asked…
  • Could schizophrenia be caused by a parasite?

    M Tyler
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    A parasite that can be picked up through tainted soil, undercooked meat and cat feces may account for a significant amount of cases of schizophrenia, according to a new study from Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. Researcher Gary Smith, professor of population biology and epidemiology at the university, found through epidemiological modeling methods that about one-fifth of schizophrenia patients develop the mental health condition from the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. The parasite is found in both the brain and the muscles, and some research suggests that antipsychotic drugs can…
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