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Support cells generated from patients with childhood onset schizophrenia stunted neural circuit development when grafted into developing mouse brains.
Authors: Kritharides L, Chow V, Lambert TJ PMID: 28814221 [PubMed - in process]
Schizophrenia in children is uncommon but serious. It may affect their thinking and behavior, and requires careful management. Learn about this condition.
This video covers the main symptoms, criteria for diagnosis, possible causes, and treatment of schizophreniaOsmosis
CONCLUSIONS: For Medicaid enrollees with diabetes and schizophrenia, medical home enrollment is generally associated with greater likelihood of receiving guideline-concordant diabetes care. PMID: 28804075 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Journal of Psychiatric Research, Volume 95 Author(s): Patricia Gassó, Sergi Mas, Natalia Rodríguez, Daniel Boloc, Susana García-Cerro, Miquel Bernardo, Amalia Lafuente, Eduard Parellada Schizophrenia (SZ) is a chronic psychiatric disorder whose onset of symptoms occurs in late adolescence and early adulthood. The etiology is complex and involves important gene-environment interactions. Microarray gene-expression studies on SZ have identified alterations in several biological processes. The heterogeneity in the results can be attributed to the use of different sam...
This study examines the association of autism spectrum traits, depressive symptoms and suicidal behaviour in individuals with psychotic experiences.In two cross sectional studies, individuals from a non-help seeking university student sample and patients with first episode psychosis (FEP) service completed standardized measures of autism spectrum traits, psychotic experiences, depressive symptoms and suicidal thinking.
In this Issue of Schizophrenia Research, the paper “Risk and resilience brain networks in treatment-resistant schizophrenia” by Ganella et al. (2017) has refreshingly focused not only on investigating which brain networks may confer risk to schizophrenia, but also which ones may confer resilience to the illness in individuals who have a genetic vulnerability but remain well.
Over the past decades, research has suggested the existence of a psychosis continuum ranging from psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) in the general population to psychotic symptoms in patients with affective and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Especially individuals interested in esoterism were more often reported having experienced PLEs. However, there is little information on the extent of PLEs in this subculture. The aim of this study was to assess the extent of PLEs in a non-clinical population with interest in esoterism by means of an anonymized clinically used screening questionnaire.
There is a growing recognition of the importance of encouraging patients with mental health problems to become more active as an efficacious strategy to reduce the disability-associated burden. The aim of the current study was to investigate if there are differences in quality of life (QoL) outcomes between people with mental health problems that do and do not meet the recommendations of 150minutes per week of physical activity. 109 (36 ♀) Ugandan in- and outpatients (mean age=34.2±10.2 years) (depression=7, bipolar disorder=31, schizophrenia=21, alcohol use disorder=50) completed the Physical Activity Vital Sign ...