Is your cat a threat to your mental health? This teenager was just playing with his and now he's a schizophrenic

(Natural News) After his pet cat scratched him, a teenage boy developed a bacterial infection that caused rapid-onset schizophrenia. Experts diagnosed the patient with “cat-scratch disease.” The anonymous boy became severely suicidal and paranoid about his pets. He ended up at the hospital four times in 18 months. As his mental condition worsened, he experienced hallucinations,...
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BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is associated with a high rate of suicide. AIM: Our study was aimed to identify the rates of suicide ideas in patients with schizophrenia as well as the risk factors associated with suicide ideas. METHODS: As many ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
One thing I shared with my wife Rachel about a year into our relationship was the time I suffered a nervous breakdown in graduate school. It would be an important moment in any relationship because I shared the time in my life when I was most vulnerable and at my weakest point. Did I technically suffer a nervous breakdown? I’m not sure, all I remember is the turning point came when I drove home late one night, collapsed on my kitchen floor and started crying uncontrollably. Up to that point, I had developed a quasi-schizophrenic outlook on life and could no longer bear the weight of the world-view I constructed. In p...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Borderline Personality Personal Stories Stigma Suicide Antidepressants Borderline Personality Disorder college Delusions Life Transition Nervous Breakdown Paranoia Psychosis Shame Stigmatization Source Type: news
This study examined the relationships between hallucinations, delusions, depression, social isolation, and suicidal ideation. Participants were involved in the cross-sectional Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES) including a large general population-based sample of households in the United States between 2001 and 2003. Participants (n  = 12,195) included adults over the age of 18 in the United States, all of whom completed a psychosis assessment. Hopelessness was measured using The Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia (CDSS), hallucinations and delusions by the Positive and Negative Syn...
Source: Clinical Social Work Journal - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
We all have an idea in our heads of what a mass shooter looks like. But how accurate is it? Does anyone actually know? Who would you trust to find out? Is there any data on this? Well, now there is. The National Council on Behavioral Health has recently completed a comprehensive report, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions.” Listen in as our host interviews the medical director of the National Council for an in-depth explanation of what this exhaustive document has revealed. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW Guest information for ‘National Council on Behavioral Health’ Podcast Episode D...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anger Brain and Behavior Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry Psychology Research The Psych Central Show Violence and Aggression Source Type: blogs
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) run a lifelong risk of suicide. Alterations in glia activities in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) have been reported in relation to suicide in patients with SCZ. While immune processes in the CNS have been related ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Five years from now, the U.S.’ already overburdened mental health system may be short as many as 15,600 psychiatrists as the growth in demand for their services outpaces supply, according to a 2017 report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. But some proponents say that, by then, an unlikely tool—artificial intelligence—may be ready to help mental health practitioners mitigate the impact of the deficit. Medicine is already a fruitful area for artificial intelligence; it has shown promise in diagnosing disease, interpreting images and zeroing in on treatment plans. Though psychiatry is in many...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Mental Health/Psychology MSFTAI2019 Source Type: news
Many studies suggest that the hippocampus is involved in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders, especially major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia. Especially, in vivo imaging studies indicate that the volume of hippocampus may be reduced ...
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ConclusionsDifferential changes are found in astrocyte and microglia genes in PFC subregions in relation to schizophrenia and suicide, indicating possible disturbances of glia homeostasis in these conditions.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract Many studies suggest that the hippocampus is involved in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders, especially major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia. Especially, in vivo imaging studies indicate that the volume of hippocampus may be reduced in both disorders. Moreover, suicide may have a unique neurobiology. The aim of the present study is to investigate if depression, schizophrenia or suicide is associated with reduced postmortem volume of the hippocampal formation and/or changes in the numbers of neurons and/or glial cells in the different subregions of the hippocampus. We studied postmor...
Source: Brain Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Res Source Type: research
This article provides an overview of AI and current applications in healthcare, a review of recent original research on AI specific to mental health, and a discussion of how AI can supplement clinical practice while considering its current limitations, areas needing additional research, and ethical implications regarding AI technology.Recent FindingsWe reviewed 28 studies of AI and mental health that used electronic health records (EHRs), mood rating scales, brain imaging data, novel monitoring systems (e.g., smartphone, video), and social media platforms to predict, classify, or subgroup mental health illnesses including ...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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