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Characteristics of aggressive behavior among male inpatients with schizophrenia - Zhu X, Li W, Wang X.
BACKGROUND: The incidence of the aggressive behavior is higher among the patients with severe mental disorder such as schizophrenia than the general population. The study of factors related to aggressive behavior has great meaning in designing prevention a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Adherence to antipsychotic medication and criminal recidivism in a Canadian provincial offender population - Rezansoff SN, Moniruzzaman A, Fazel S, McCandless L, Somers JM.
Preliminary evidence suggests that adherence to antipsychotic medication reduces criminal recidivism among patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, existing studies operationalize antipsychotic adherence as a binary variable (usually using a thresho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Classification of suicide attempters in schizophrenia using sociocultural and clinical features: a machine learning approach - Hettige NC, Nguyen TB, Yuan C, Rajakulendran T, Baddour J, Bhagwat N, Bani-Fatemi A, Voineskos AN, Mallar Chakravarty M, De Luca V.
OBJECTIVE Suicide is a major concern for those afflicted by schizophrenia. Identifying patients at the highest risk for future suicide attempts remains a complex problem for psychiatric interventions. Machine learning models allow for the integration of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Insight and suicidality in psychosis: a cross-sectional study - Massons C, Lopez-Morinigo JD, Pousa E, Ruiz A, Ochoa S, Usall J, Nieto L, Cobo J, David AS, Dutta R.
Aims We aimed to test whether specific insight dimensions are associated with suicidality in patients with psychotic disorders. Methods 143 patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders were recruited. Suicidality was assessed by item 8 of the Calgary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

'Ghostbusters II' Actor Henry Deutschendorf, Who Played Baby Oscar, Dead At 28
Henry “Hank” Deutschendorf, one of two twins who played baby Oscar in 1989′s “Ghostbusters II,” has died. He was 28. Henry’s brother William Deutschendorf announced the tragic news via a website dedicated to raising funds to fight schizoaffective disorder, which Henry suffered from.  Henry reportedly took his own life at his home in Escondido, California, last Wednesday, according to TMZ. In 2008, he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a chronic mental health condition characterized by a combination of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression.  “H...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment severity is associated with elevated C-reactive protein and body mass index in adult with schizophrenia and bipolar diagnoses - Aas M, Dieset I, Hope S, Hoseth E, M ørch R, Reponen E, Steen NE, Anderssen JF, Ueland T, Aukrust P, Agartz I, Andreassen OA, Melle I.
BACKGROUND: Several studies have described an association between childhood maltreatment and inflammatory markers in the psychotic disorders (schizophrenia [SZ] and bipolar disorder [BD]). Previous studies have been relatively small (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Music therapy for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders.
Music therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses musical interaction as a means of communication and expression. Within the area of serious mental disorders, the aim of the therapy is to help people improve their emotional and relational competencies, and address issues they may not be able to using words alone. To review the effects of music therapy, or music therapy added to standard care, compared with placebo therapy, standard care or no treatment for people with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short-term adjunct of topiramate to antipsychotics in schizophrenia improves the psychopathology and has weight maintenance
This study included RCTs of antipsychotic cotreatment with topiramate in patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Shared Decisions Up Medication Adherence in Schizophrenia? Do Shared Decisions Up Medication Adherence in Schizophrenia?
Sharing decision making with schizophrenia inpatients may not only improve their treatment satisfaction and confidence but also have a positive effect on longer-term adherence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New findings reverse hypothesis of GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia
(Elsevier) New research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie cognitive impairments in schizophrenia. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study led by Dr. Kenneth Fish reveals new detailed understanding about alterations in neurocircuitry that point to abnormal neurodevelopment in the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cariprazine Tackles Negative Psychosis Symptoms Cariprazine Tackles Negative Psychosis Symptoms
' Convincing'data suggest cariprazine could be the first effective treatment for negative symptoms in schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA names winner of Switzer Prize for research excellence
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a neurologist whose work has revealed the molecular basis of neurological disorders, is the recipient of the 2017 Switzer Prize awarded by theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research.Zoghbi ’s lab at the Baylor College of Medicine identified a gene mutation that causes Rett syndrome, a severe genetic disorder that mostly affects girls. After a short period of apparently normal development, the disorder causes them to lose language and motor skills, typically by 18 months of age. The discovery paved the way for a genetic test to diagnose the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Music Therapy May Strike the Right Note for Schizophrenia Music Therapy May Strike the Right Note for Schizophrenia
A new Cochrane Review shows that music therapy benefits global state, mental state, social function, and quality of life in the short to medium term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Aggressive behavior among persons with schizophrenia and those who are developing schizophrenia: attempting to understand the limited evidence on causality - Hodgins S.
People with, and those who are developing, schizophrenia are at increased risk to engage in aggressive behavior (AGB). Some incidents lead to criminal prosecution. Most people with schizophrenia who commit crimes engage in delinquency and/or AGB prior to f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

More brain activity is not always better when it comes to memory and attention
(University of Nottingham) Potential new ways of understanding the cause of cognitive impairments, such as problems with memory and attention, in brain disorders including schizophrenia and Alzheimer's are under the spotlight in a new research review. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Long-Acting Antipsychotics Tied to Superior Outcomes Long-Acting Antipsychotics Tied to Superior Outcomes
Clozapine and long-acting injectable antipsychotics have the lowest risk for relapse and treatment failure in patients with schizophrenia, a large,'real-world'study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can AI predict treatment response in bipolar patients?
Can the same type of artificial intelligence (AI) technology used in fighter...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM: AI poised to enhance all aspects of radiology Can machine learning and MRI diagnose depression? MRI shows promise in diagnosing CTE in living patients MRI identifies brain abnormalities in schizophrenic patients MRI links bipolar disease to cerebellum changes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CME Outfitters Launching Four-Part Case Series on Bipolar Disorder and...
A four-part patient case series on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia will feature two individual live Q&A sessions with expert faculty for each individual activity title.(PRWeb June 14, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14426887.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UCLA doctors use magnetic stimulation to ‘rewire’ the brain for people with depression
Americans spend billions of dollars each year  on antidepressants, but the National Institutes of Health estimates that those medications work for only 60 percent to 70 percent of people who take them. In addition, the number of people with depression has increased 18 percent since 2005, according to the World Health Organization, which this year launched a global campaign encouraging people to seek treatment. The  Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is one of a handful of hospitals and clinics nationwide that offer a treatment that works in a fundamentally different way tha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Relapse Down With Clozapine, Injectables in Schizophrenia
Risk of rehospitalization substantially lower with long - acting injectables versus oral equivalents (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Alkermes commences Phase III trial of ALKS 3831 in young adults with schizophrenia
Irish biopharmaceutical firm Alkermes has commenced a supportive Phase III ENLIGHTEN-Early clinical trial of ALKS 3831 in young adults with schizophrenia, schizophreniform or bipolar I disorder. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dyslipidemia and suicidal risk in patients with psychiatric disorders - Messaoud A, Mensi R, Mhalla A, Hallara I, Neffati F, Douki W, Najjar MF, Gaha L.
The aim of this work is to study the association between dyslipidemia and suicidal risk in patients with psychiatric pathology. Our study has involved 155 patients suffering from major depressive disorder and 124 schizophrenic patients aged 40.58 ±12.16 an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Genetic Risk Score Predicts Schizophrenia Treatment Response Genetic Risk Score Predicts Schizophrenia Treatment Response
A risk score based on genetic factors associated with an increased risk for schizophrenia can be an effective predictor of response to antipsychotic treatment following a first episode of psychosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Distinct wiring mode found in chandelier cells
(Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience) Researchers from Hiroki Taniguchi's lab at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) published a study in eNeuro in May 2017 showing for the first time that a unique type of inhibitory interneuron called chandelier cells -- which are implicated in several diseases affecting the brain such as schizophrenia and epilepsy -- seem to develop their connections differently than other types of neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Recovery-oriented' talk therapy may help curb schizophrenia
A type of talk therapy may provide lasting benefits for schizophrenia patients, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Recovery - Oriented ’ Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia
Even very ill patients progressed over time, researchers report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

' Recovery-Oriented' Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia
Even very ill patients progressed over time, researchers reportSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Schizophrenia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Longer-Acting Aripiprazole for Schizophrenia FDA Approves Longer-Acting Aripiprazole for Schizophrenia
The FDA has approved a 2-month dose of aripiprazole lauroxil extended-release injectable suspension for the treatment of schizophrenia.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

' Recovery-Oriented' Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia
TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 -- A type of talk therapy may provide lasting benefits for schizophrenia patients, a new study suggests. This approach is called recovery-oriented cognitive therapy. The study of 60 patients found those who received this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves Two-Month Aristada for Treatment of Schizophrenia
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2017-- Alkermes plc (NASDAQ: ALKS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two-month Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended-release injectable suspension for the treatment of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 6, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia
New research investigates the potential of the cannabis compound cannabidiol for treating cognitive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Lipids, aggression, suicidality and impulsivity in drug-na ïve/drug-free patients of schizophrenia - Kavoor AR, Mitra S, Kumar S, Sisodia AK, Jain R.
AIM: Present study aimed at determining lipid profiles in acutely symptomatic drug-na ïve/drug-free patients of schizophrenia, comparing them with healthy controls and exploring relationships between various lipid fractions, aggression, suicidality and imp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Effects of childhood and adolescence physical activity patterns on psychosis risk-a general population cohort study - Sormunen E, Saarinen MM, Salokangas RKR, Telama R, Hutri-K ähönen N, Tammelin T, Viikari J, Raitakari O, Hietala J.
Schizophrenia spectrum disorders are associated with high morbidity and mortality in somatic diseases. The risk factors of this excess mortality include, e.g., obesity, dietary factors, and physical inactivity, especially after the onset of psychosis, but ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Guidelines Help With Schizophrenia Diagnosis
Instances of schizophrenia being newly diagnosed in long-term care residents with dementia who had been receiving antipsychotic medications — seemingly to have such antipsychotic usage exempted from a Nursing Home Compare quality measure — led AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and nine other organizations to issue a joint summary statement reinforcing the importance of appropriate diagnostic practices f or the condition. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia
(Salk Institute) Salk and UC San Diego scientists conducted vast microglia survey, revealing links to neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric illnesses (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Symptom profiles and parental bonding in homicidal versus non-violent male schizophrenia patients - Halmai T, T ényi T, Gonda X.
OBJECTIVE - To compare the intensity and the profile of psychotic symptoms and the characteristics of parental bonding of male schizophrenia patients with a history of homicide and those without a history of violent behaviour. Clinical question - We hypoth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Evaluation of the HCR-20 violence assessment risk scheme among patients suffering of schizophrenia in Cadillac high security hospital - Le Bihan P, Dandelot D, de Jesus A, Fabre P, Floris E, Gasbaoui L, Juillard M, B énézech M.
This communication is a study of all records of schizophrenic patients in a high security hospital at Cadillac (France) (n = 54) in April 2016. Sixteen (29.6%) patients had committed an homicide, 42 (78%) another type of physical violence and 8 (14.8%) a s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Effectiveness of paliperidone depot injection in seriously violent men with comorbid schizophrenia and dissocial personality disorder in a UK high-security hospital - Mortlock AM, Larkin F, Ross CC, Gupta N, Sengupta S, Das M.
BACKGROUND: High-security hospital patients are often complex in presentation and are characterized by treatment resistance, medication nonadherence and history of violence. Paliperidone is licensed both as an oral and depot antipsychotic medication in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Socio-demographic characteristics, partner characteristics, socioeconomic variables, and intimate partner violence in women with schizophrenia in south-south Nigeria - Afe TO, Emedoh TC, Ogunsemi OO, Adegohun AA.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is common among patients with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia. Few surveys have explored IPV among this specific group of patients and the demographic characteristics of victims in Nigeria. The aim of this survey... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

A biopsychosocial evaluation of the risk for suicide in schizophrenia - Hettige NC, Bani-Fatemi A, Sakinofsky I, De Luca V.
The risk of suicide is greatly increased in individuals with schizophrenia. Previous research has identified several potential risk factors for suicidal behavior in schizophrenia, although their ability to independently predict suicide is limited. The obje... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How To Tell A New Partner You Have A Mental Illness
I cried in his arms our first night together. I’m not good, I kept repeating, tears falling into my ears as he caressed my face. I knew what love required, and I knew that, time and again, I’d failed at giving it because of the ways my anxiety distorted my thinking, and my panic disorder made me alternately dependent, selfish, and needy. I wanted to write him a guide for loving me, so he could understand that when I tried to break up with him when one thing went wrong, when I changed plans because I didn’t feel like I could leave my house, when I criticized him much too harshly, it was because of faulty t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers find brain differences between people with genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism
A UCLA study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.Theresearch, published May 23 in the Journal of Neuroscience, sheds light on how an excess, or absence, of genetic material on a particular chromosome affects neural development.“Notably, the opposing anatomical patterns we observed were most prominent in brain regions important for social functioning,” said Carrie Bearden, lead author of the study and a pr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Clozapine combined with different antipsychotic drugs for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
Between 40% and 70% of people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia do not respond to clozapine, despite adequate blood levels. For these people, a number of treatment strategies have emerged, including the prescription of a second anti-psychotic drug in combination with clozapine. To determine the clinical effects of various clozapine combination strategies with antipsychotic drugs in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia both in terms of efficacy and tolerability. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain anatomy differs in people with 22q genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism
(University of California - Los Angeles) Study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Montreal schizophrenia patients face their demons through virtual reality
An experimental treatment being piloted at Montreal's Philippe-Pinel Institute allows psychiatric patients to interact with avatars designed by them, to learn to suppress their inner voices. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Underutilization of Clozapine'Shameful, Embarrassing'Underutilization of Clozapine'Shameful, Embarrassing '
Clozapine is underprescribed for schizophrenia because of concerns of adverse events and inadequate training. One expert says this underutilization"is shameful and embarrassing" for psychiatry.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Anticholinergic discontinuation for antipsychotic-induced extra-pyramidal symptoms
The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of discontinuation compared with continued use of anticholinergic drugs prescribed for antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal symptoms in people with schizophrenia and related disorders including schizophreniform disorder, delusional disorder, psychosis and schizoaffective disorder. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EMA Committee Okays Cariprazine (Reagila) for Schizophrenia EMA Committee Okays Cariprazine (Reagila) for Schizophrenia
The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended approval of cariprazine (Reagila, Gedeon Richter) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news