Suicide behavior and its predictors in patients with schizophrenia in Ethiopia - Ayalew M, Defar S, Reta Y.
BACKGROUND: People with schizophrenia (PWS) are at greater risk of suicide. However, suicide behaviors that occur in PWS are often overlooked, inadequately characterized, and not consistently integrated into treatment. Despite this burden and consequences ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2021 First-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 20, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for first-quarter 2021. “Johnson & Johnson delivered a strong first quarter performance led by the above market growth of our Pharmaceutical business and continued recovery in Medical Devices,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The ability to deliver these results while simultaneously advancing our robust pipeline of life-enhancing medicines, products and solutions during these times is a testament to the strength and resilience of our business and the dedication of the 135,000...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

The immune link between a leaky blood-brain barrier and schizophrenia
(University of Pennsylvania) Research from the the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia points to the involvement of the immune system the brain as a contributor to mental disorders such as schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Command voices and aggression in a Lebanese sample patients with schizophrenia - Salim Z, Haddad C, Obeid S, Awad E, Hallit S, Haddad G.
BACKGROUND: The impact of command voices (CV) on violent behaviors in patients with schizophrenia remains unclear. The literature has produced mixed results, with no research existing on CV and violence among the Lebanese population. The study objecttives ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Neurofeedback for Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia Neurofeedback for Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia
Many schizophrenia patients suffer from treatment-resistant auditory verbal hallucinations. Might real-time neurofeedback training enable these patients to gain control over AVH?Current Opinion in Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Candidate symptomatic markers for predicting violence in schizophrenia: a cross-sectional study of 7711 patients in a Chinese population - Sun L, Han X, Wang K, Xu C, Song Z, Zhang J, Cao D, Tan L, Chen F, Wu S, He L, Wan C.
OBJECTIVE: Violent behaviour is an alarming problem among schizophrenia patients. The effects of historical, clinical, and pathological risk factors for violence have been investigated by multiple studies, but consensus has not been achieved. As psychotic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Profile of schizophrenia aggressiveness with the risk of suicide based on the Personality and Social Performance Score - Waro MC, Fitrikasari A.
INTRODUCTION The risk of schizophrenia for suicide is 10%, of which 10% -15% ofpeople with schizophrenia die of suicide at 20 years of follow-up. Aggressiveness is afactor to be watched out. Other factors are hallucinations, suicide, early-onset,history o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The Impact of COVID-19 on Patients With Schizophrenia The Impact of COVID-19 on Patients With Schizophrenia
Drs Frank Chen and Lorenzo Norris discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on patients with schizophrenia.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

A Review of Multimodal Hallucinations A Review of Multimodal Hallucinations
Review current thought on multimodal hallucinations--hallucinatory experiences which occur in multiple sensory systems. How prevalent are they, and what are their clinical implications?Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Insomnia Tied to Suicidal Thoughts, Worse Symptoms With Schizophrenia
Authors say that it is important for providers to assess sleep patterns in patients with schizophrenia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Insomnia Tied to Suicidal Thoughts, Worse Symptoms With Schizophrenia
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- Insomnia is associated with suicidal ideation, recent suicide attempt, and greater psychopathology in schizophrenia, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Brian J.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetic predisposition to schizophrenia may increase risk of psychosis from cannabis use
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) New research shows that while cannabis users had higher rates of psychotic experiences than non-users across the board, the difference was especially pronounced among those with high genetic predisposition to schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marshall University researcher receives $400K NIH grant to study nervous system development
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded a $399,600 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on the differences in brain development between males and females. This line of research is critical for the development of novel, targeted therapies for individuals with neuropsychiatric developmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, that are known to present with significant sex differences, Risher said. (Source: EurekAler...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insomnia associated with more suicidal thoughts, worse disease symptoms in schizophrenia
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Insomnia is a common problem in patients with schizophrenia, and a new study reinforces a close association between insomnia, more suicidal thoughts and actions and increased problems like anxiety and depression in these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The influence of substance abuse on inhibition capacities and risky decision in a group of outpatient schizophrenia patients - Glick L, Kertzman S, Wolf A, Kupchik M, Kuperberg M, Dannon P.
Substance abuse is common among patients with schizophrenia, is related to worse course and outcome of illness. Unfortunately, little is known about how substance abuse affects the cognitive function of schizophrenia patients, whose cognitive function is o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mice That Hear Imaginary Sounds May Help Explain Hallucinations In People
An experiment that induced imaginary sounds in both people and mice could help explain how brain disorders like schizophrenia cause hallucinations. (Image credit: D-Keine/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Genetic Variants Tied to Sex Differences in Psychiatric Disorders
The largest study of its kind identifies single nucleotide polymorphisms with disparate effects on men's and women's susceptibility to conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 31, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Discovery of Schizophrenia Gene Could Advance Research, Therapies Discovery of Schizophrenia Gene Could Advance Research, Therapies
A genetic mutation in schizophrenia that blocks neuron communication may lead to novel treatment strategies and improve understanding of the disease mechanics, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Emotional and behavioral dysregulation in severe mental illness - Sharma A, McClellan J.
Emotional and behavioral dysregulation are common in severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Emotional instability and behavioral outbursts can be driven by internal processes and/or environm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pilot study finds evidence of bartonella infection in schizophrenia patients
(North Carolina State University) A pilot study has found evidence of Bartonella infection in the blood of people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Violent and non-violent offending in patients with schizophrenia: exploring influences and differences via machine learning - Sonnweber M, Lau S, Kirchebner J.
OBJECTIVES: The link between schizophrenia and violent offending has long been the subject of research with significant impact on mental health policy, clinical practice and public perception of the dangerousness of people with psychiatric disorders. The p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

E - Cigarettes May Help Smokers With Schizophrenia Cut Tobacco Smoking
Findings seen at week 12 in a small, single - arm, pilot study of patients with schizophrenia who did not intend to quit smoking (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes May Help Smokers With Schizophrenia Cut Tobacco Smoking
FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 -- High-strength nicotine electronic cigarettes have the potential to help people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders quit or reduce smoking, according to a study published online March 16 in Nicotine& Tobacco... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Increased Schizophrenia Risk Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Increased Schizophrenia Risk
A large genetics study points to a possible association between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and increased risk for schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Disability highest for schizophrenia and personality disorders
(University of Queensland) A Danish-Australian research team studied a cohort of 6.9 million Danish residents in the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register to understand the burden of disability associated with 18 mental and substance use disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Switch to Vaping Helps Smokers With Schizophrenia Quit
Title: Switch to Vaping Helps Smokers With Schizophrenia QuitCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

The a7 protein is ready for its close-up
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) DALLAS - March 17, 2021 - UT Southwestern researchers have identified the structure of a key member of a family of proteins called nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in three different shapes. The work, published online today inCell, could eventually lead to new pharmaceutical treatments for a large range of diseases or infections including schizophrenia, lung cancer, and even COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Switch to Vaping Helps Smokers With Schizophrenia Quit
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Switch to Vaping Helps Smokers With Schizophrenia Quit
TUESDAY, March 16, 2021 -- Vaping high-strength nicotine can help adults with schizophrenia stop smoking traditional cigarettes, according to a new study. Between 60% and 90% of people with schizophrenia smoke, compared to 15% to 24% of the general... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

collaboration-LIBD
Boehringer Ingelheim and The Lieber Institute for Brain Development to Collaborate to Develop Centrally Acting COMT Inhibitors for Treatment of Neuropsychiatric DisordersThrough the partnership with the Lieber Institute, Boehringer Ingelheim obtains access to preclinical pipeline candidates of a potential first-in-class approach for the symptomatic treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.  The new collaboration further expands Boehringer Ingelheim ’s circuitry-based approach to precision psychiatry and solidifies the company’s commitment to provide better treatments for patients li...
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - March 16, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Brief Psychotic Disorder During COVID-19 Pandemic Brief Psychotic Disorder During COVID-19 Pandemic
Might the intense psychosocial stress associated with a novel, potentially fatal disease along with lockdown restrictions be a trigger for first-episode psychosis?Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Electronic cigarettes help smokers with schizophrenia quit
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in Nicotine& Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press, finds that the use of high-strength nicotine e-cigarettes can help adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders quit smoking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What It's Like to Live Well With Schizophrenia
20 million people around the world have schizophrenia. But this conditions still carries a lot of stigma. Find out how two individuals with schizophrenia find hope, succeed in life, and defeat stereotypes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A comprehensive review of computer-aided diagnosis of major mental and neurological disorders and suicide: a biostatistical perspective on data mining - Mansourian M, Khademi S, Marateb HR.
The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that mental disorders, neurological disorders, and suicide are growing causes of morbidity. Depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other dementias account for 1.84%, 0.60... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

BioXcel Therapeutics Submits New Drug Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for BXCL501 for the Acute Treatment of Agitation Associated with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. (“BioXcel” or the“Company”) (Nasdaq: BTAI), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing artificial intelligence approaches to develop... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CVD Risk Factors May Further Impair Cognition in Schizophrenia CVD Risk Factors May Further Impair Cognition in Schizophrenia
CVD risk factors are strongly associated with global cognitive impairment in patients with schizophrenia in new findings that suggest the need for an aggressive management approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson review – a science page-turner
Designer babies and ethical quicksand ... The biographer of Steve Jobs tells the story of Jennifer Doudna and the development of gene-editingOne of the most striking passages in Walter Isaacson ’s new book comes towards the end. It is 2019 and a scientific meeting is under way at the famous Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory in New York State, but James Watson, the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, is banned from it because of the racist and scientifically unfounded views he has express ed on intelligence. Isaacson, who is to interview Watson, therefore has to make his way to the house on the nearby campus that the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Science and nature books Culture Gene editing Genetics Biology Nobel prizes Science prizes Source Type: news

Schizophrenia and Relationships
If you or a loved one has schizophrenia, good relationships with family and friends may help manage symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CVD Risk Factors Tied to Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia
Significantly greater global cognitive deficits seen in those with schizophrenia who had metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

CVD Risk Factors Tied to Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia
THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with cognitive impairment among individuals with schizophrenia, according to a review and meta-analysis published online March 3 in JAMA Psychiatry. Katsuhiko Hagi, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Depression among patients with schizophrenia in Ethiopian mental health hospital: association with sociodemographic and clinical variables: a cross-sectional study - Tariku M, Ali T, Misgana T, Hajure M, Asfaw H.
BACKGROUND: Depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease and affects all individuals throughout their lifetime. Patients with schizophrenia are frequently attacked by depression during their total illness duration. Presence of co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Morbidity and mortality in schizophrenia with comorbid substance use disorders - L ähteenvuo M, Batalla A, Luykx JJ, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Tanskanen A, Tiihonen J, Taipale H.
OBJECTIVE: Schizophrenia is highly comorbid with substance use disorders (SUD) but large epidemiological cohorts exploring the prevalence and prognostic significance of SUD are lacking. Here, we investigated the prevalence of SUD in patients with schizophr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Use of methylphenidate and the incidence of intentional self-harm or suicide attempts among individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorder - Rohde C, Salagre E, Nielsen J, Østergaard SD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cortical expression of the RAPGEF1 gene in schizophrenia: investigating regional differences and suicide - Gogos A, Sun J, Udawela M, Gibbons A, van den Buuse M, Scarr E, Dean B.
This study aimed to determi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

When peaking at your brain may help with mental illness
(University of Rochester) In recent years, researchers have begun using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) not just to better understand the neural bases of psychiatric illness, but also for experimental treatment of depression, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorder, and schizophrenia with real-time fMRI neurofeedback. But how well does it work? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toxic U.S. soybean oil absolutely WRECKING the human brain; new research links it to autism and Alzheimer's
(Natural News) A recent study done on Roundup Ready soybeans and non-GMO soybeans reveals shocking new links to brain damage occurring in the hypothalamus part of the brain, causing mood and behavior swings, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, autism and dementia in the form of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. Though the research was performed on mice and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Avoided Facing My Mental Illness for Decades. The Pandemic Changed That
“I didn’t leave my apartment for days, weeks. Time became meaningless.”“I was struggling with almost every aspect of my life.”ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Several years ago, when I was in my mid-20s, after suffering from major depressive disorder and anxiety for most of my life, I found myself at the emergency room during an episode of substance-induced psychosis. My father and stepmother found me, at the very beginning of the episode, having paranoid delusions. Someone had tried to poison me and now they were coming, I told them. “Do not ans...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jaquira Díaz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature health Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

' Landmark' Schizophrenia Drug in the Wings?'Landmark' Schizophrenia Drug in the Wings?
A novel treatment that combines a muscarinic receptor agonist with an anticholinergic agent is associated with greater reduction in psychosis vs placebo, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Immune Findings Likely in Acute Schizophrenia, MDD Inflammatory Immune Findings Likely in Acute Schizophrenia, MDD
Acute major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder are associated with inflammatory immune findings, data from a meta-analysis of 68 studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Childhood ADHD Increases Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia Or Other Psychotic Disorders
Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is linked to an increase risk of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news