A comparison of aggression between patients with acute schizophrenia and mania presenting to psychiatric emergency services - Pan YZ, Xie XM, Tang YL, Ng CH, Wang G, Xiang YT.
This study compared the prevalence of aggression between patients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

If You Have A Mood Disorder, You May Now Be Eligible For A COVID Booster
The CDC added depression and schizophrenia to its underlying conditions list, further proving that mental health is health. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Racial Disparity in Schizophrenia Diagnoses in Nursing Homes
Diagnoses for the disorder have soared in the past decade, driven in part by a loophole in regulations. A new study shows the impact has been more severe for Black Americans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Gebeloff Tags: Nursing Homes Black People Mental Health and Disorders Elder Care Schizophrenia Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Dementia Source Type: news

Understanding the influence of personality traits on risk of suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a systematic review - Canal-Rivero M, Ayesa-Arriola R, Seti én-Suero E, Crespo-Facorro B, Arango C, Dutta R, Lopez-Morinigo JD.
Risk of suicidal behaviour (SB) in schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) is a major concern, particularly in early stages of the illness, when suicide accounts for a high number of premature deaths. Although some risk factors for SB in SSD are well unders... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Long-term Effectiveness of Drugs for Schizoaffective Disorder Long-term Effectiveness of Drugs for Schizoaffective Disorder
This study compares the long-term real-world effectiveness of sixteen commonly used psychopharmacotherapies in schizoaffective disorder. Which are associated with the best--and worst--outcomes?Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

The role of microglia in neuropsychiatric disorders and suicide - Brisch R, Wojtylak S, Saniotis A, Steiner J, Gos T, Kumaratilake J, Henneberg M, Wolf R.
This narrative review examines the possible role of microglial cells, first, in neuroinflammation and, second, in schizophrenia, depression, and suicide. Recent research on the interactions between microglia, astrocytes and neurons and their involvement in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Man, 48, chops off his penis with a kitchen knife and is left with a stump
A schizophrenic man, 48, from Kenya cut off his entire penis from the bottom of the shaft and came to hospital 16 hours afterwards carrying the organ separately. Doctors could not reattach it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decision making under risk in patients suffering from schizophrenia or depression - Benke T, Marksteiner J, Ruepp B, Weiss EM, Zamarian L.
Studies have reported difficulties in decision making for patients with schizophrenia or depression. Here, we investigated whether there are differences between schizophrenia patients, depressed patients, and healthy individuals (HC) when decisions are to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Pregnancy Complications Higher in Women With Schizophrenia
Women with schizophrenia also experience higher rates of delivery complications and neonatal complications versus women without mental disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

How Can You Tell if Someone Is Schizophrenic
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Schizophrenia Tied to Higher Risk for Severe COVID - 19
Risk higher despite lower infection risk and regardless of sociodemographic and medical factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infections, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicide and psychosis: results from a population-based cohort of suicide death (N = 4380) - Docherty AR, Bakian AV, DiBlasi E, Shabalin AA, Chen D, Keeshin B, Monson E, Christensen ED, Li Q, Gray D, Coon H.
Approximately 5% of individuals with schizophrenia die from suicide. However, suicide in psychosis is still poorly characterized, partly due to a lack of adequate population-based clinical or genetic data on suicide death. The Utah Suicide Genetics Researc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Better Attitudes Seen When ‘ People With Schizophrenia ’ Phrase Used
More authoritarian, more socially restrictive, less benevolent attitudes seen when patients are referred to as'schizophrenic'(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Gut Health'Vitally Important' for Mental Health Gut Health'Vitally Important' for Mental Health
Increased pro-inflammatory gut bacteria and decreased anti-inflammatory bacteria are associated with several major psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Closing COVID-19 mortality, vaccination, and evidence gaps for those with severe mental illness, Lancet Psychiatry
In The Lancet Psychiatry, Dana Tzur Bitan and colleagues present the results of the first longitudinal study assessing COVID-19 outcomes before and after vaccination in a cohort of over 25 000 people with schizophrenia and an equally large sample of matched controls in Israel. Particular strengths of this study are the impressive and well-characterised dataset, and the longitudinal design, allowing exploration of dynamic trends over the course of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. From a policy perspective, Israel, where all citizens aged 16 and older gained full access to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination as early as January, ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tapering Antipsychotic Treatment to Minimize Relapse Risk Tapering Antipsychotic Treatment to Minimize Relapse Risk
The authors present principles for reducing and discontinuing antipsychotics in a manner that minimizes the risk of withdrawal symptoms and relapse.Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinical features and psychiatric comorbidities in military veterans with schizophrenia with or without suicidality - Sher L, Kilmade ME, Feinberg A, Govindarajulu U, Byne W, Kahn RS, Hazlett EA.
Suicide is currently among the leading causes of death among individuals with schizophrenia. Reducing mortality from suicide remains a major clinical challenge in the care of veterans with schizophrenia. There is a need to increase our understanding of wha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neuroimaging Genomics in Autism and Schizophrenia Neuroimaging Genomics in Autism and Schizophrenia
Find out how neuroimaging genomics could help advance our understanding of the genetic and neuropsychiatric variants associated with these conditions.Brain (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Characterising the shared genetic determinants of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and risk-taking - Hindley G, Bahrami S, Steen NE, O'Connell KS, Frei O, Shadrin A, Bettella F, R ødevand L, Fan CC, Dale AM, Djurovic S, Smeland OB, Andreassen OA.
Increased risk-taking is a central component of bipolar disorder (BIP) and is implicated in schizophrenia (SCZ). Risky behaviours, including smoking and alcohol use, are overrepresented in both disorders and associated with poor health outcomes. Positive g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes
At least 21 percent of nursing home residents are on antipsychotic drugs, a Times investigation found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas, Robert Gebeloff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg Tags: Nursing Homes Schizophrenia Mental Health and Disorders Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Elderly Elder Care Health and Human Services Department your-feed-healthcare Sedatives Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Words describing mental health can stigmatize. That’s painful and dehumanizing.
People aren’t their illness. Don’t call someone “a schizophrenic,” for example, experts say. Instead say, “a person with schizophrenia.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

How virtual reality therapy can help make bad memories more manageable
For war veterans and others, the method may treat schizophrenia, dementia, PTSD, substance addiction and some phobias, psychiatrists say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kenneth Rosen Source Type: news

Optimal Antipsychotic Dose for Schizophrenia Relapse Identified Optimal Antipsychotic Dose for Schizophrenia Relapse Identified
A middle-of-the-road dose of an antipsychotic appears to be optimal for relapse prevention in stable schizophrenia, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Genetic Risk Not Better for Predicting Schizophrenia Outcomes
Polygenic risk scores did not improve performance of predictive models relative to clinical features obtained from standard psychiatric interview (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Genetic Risk Not Better for Predicting Schizophrenia Outcomes
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- For adults with schizophrenia (SCZ) and related psychotic disorders, the polygenic risk score (PRS) does not improve the performance of predictive models for outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 6 in Nature... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The impact of adverse childhood experiences on coping strategies in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a case-control study - Kasznia J, Pytel A, Sta ńczykiewicz B, Samochowiec J, Waszczuk K, Kulik M, Cyran A, Misiak B.
PURPOSE: Several studies have shown that individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (SSD) employ ineffective coping styles. However, it remains unknown whether a history of adverse childhood experiences (AC Es), associated with a risk of SSD, contri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA Approves Invega Hafyera (paliperidone palmitate) for Twice-Yearly Treatment for Adults with Schizophrenia
TITUSVILLE, N.J., Sept. 1, 2021– The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson& Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved long-acting atypical antipsychotic Invega Hafyera (6-month paliperidone... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Twice-Yearly Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia FDA Approves First Twice-Yearly Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia
The FDA has approved a 6-month injection form of the long-acting atypical antipsychotic paliperidone palmitate (Invega Hafyera) for adults with schizophrenia.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of INVEGA HAFYERA ™(6-month paliperidone palmitate), First and Only Twice-Yearly Treatment for Adults with Schizophrenia
TITUSVILLE, N.J., Sept. 1, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved long-acting atypical antipsychotic INVEGA HAFYERA™ (6-month paliperidone palmitate), the first-and-only twice-yearly injectable for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. Before transitioning to INVEGA HAFYERA™, patients must be adequately treated with INVEGA SUSTENNA® (1-month paliperidone palmitate) for at least four months, or INVEGA TRINZA® (3-month paliperidone palmitate) for at least one 3-month injection cycle.1 The FDA a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Examining self-reported social functioning, sleep quality, and psychotic-like experiences in college students - Korenic SA, Ered A, Pierce KM, Calvo EM, Olino TM, Murty VP, Ellman LM.
Impairments in social and role functioning have been associated with the prodromal phase of psychosis. Additionally, sleep disturbances impacting daily functioning have been detected across the schizophrenia spectrum. Relationships between social functioni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cognitive Remediation Benefits Patients With Schizophrenia
Benefits include cognitive and functional outcomes even for severely affected patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Increased Air Pollution Boosts Chances Of Severe Mental Illness, Study Finds
Even modest increases in pollutants like nitrogen dioxide, emitted by burning fossil fuels, led to a higher risk of hospitalization and outpatient care for people with conditions like schizophrenia, depression and bipolar, a U.K. study found. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Sustainability /sustainability Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Neurodegenerative Nature of Schizophrenia Makes Case for LAIs Neurodegenerative Nature of Schizophrenia Makes Case for LAIs
Although oral antipsychotics are effective in hospital, owing to enforced compliance by staff, patients should be switched to long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) upon discharge, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cognitive Remediation Benefits Patients With Schizophrenia
FRIDAY, Aug. 27, 2021 -- Cognitive remediation is effective for both cognitive and functional outcomes among patients with schizophrenia, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the August issue of JAMA Psychiatry. Antonio... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution linked with increased mental health service-use, new study finds
Exposure to traffic-related air pollution is associated with increased mental health service-use among people recently diagnosed with psychotic and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and depression, a study on data from over 13,000 people has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Self-harm in aviation medicine-a complex challenge during a pandemic - Vuorio A, Bor R.
Several mental health problems are associated with self-harm. These include borderline personality disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and drug and alcohol-use disorders (1). The management of these disorders is not the scope of this pap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide attempts are associated with activated immune-inflammatory, nitro-oxidative, and neurotoxic pathways: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Vasupanrajit A, Jirakran K, Tunvirachaisakul C, Maes M.
BACKGROUND: Suicide attempts (SA) frequently occur in patients with mood disorders and schizophrenia, which are both accompanied by activated immune-inflammatory and nitro-oxidative (IO&NS) pathways. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Google Scholar, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Evaluation of CSF flow dynamics in patients with schizophrenia using phase-contrast cine MRI - Kartalc ı, Erbay MF, Kahraman A, Çandır F, Erbay LG.
Patients with schizophrenia show progressive clinical deterioration. Brain abnormalities have been suggested in these patients, including enlargement of the lateral ventricles, increased cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume and reductions in the frontal and te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Does psychopathy influence juror decision-making in capital murder trials? "The devil is in the (methodological) details" - Truong TN, Kelley SE, Edens JF.
Concerns about the potentially stigmatizing impact of psychopathy evidence in court have been expressed for decades. Saks et al. manipulated diagnostic information (e.g., psychopathy, schizophrenia) and the basis for that evidence (e.g., clinical, neuroima... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Characteristics and risk factors for suicide in people with schizophrenia in comparison to those without schizophrenia - Lyu J, Zhang J, Hennessy DA.
BACKGROUND: Little research has been conducted that compares suicide cases with and without schizophrenia. The aim of the present study was to identify demographic, personal, social, relational, and psychological characteristics among suicides identified p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Do Psychological Interventions Work for Adolescent Psychosis? Do Psychological Interventions Work for Adolescent Psychosis?
This study aimed to assess the efficacy of various psychological interventions for adolescents with psychosis such as cognitive remediation therapy, psychoeducation, family therapy, and group therapy.Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Blood Test Spots Biological Markers for Schizophrenia
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Digitally supported CBT to reduce paranoia and improve reasoning for people with schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis: the SlowMo RCT
Abstract Background Reasoning may play a causal role in paranoid delusions in psychosis. SlowMo, a new digitally supported cognitive –behavioural therapy, targets reasoning to reduce paranoia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test Spots Biological Markers for Schizophrenia
THURSDAY, Aug. 12, 2021 -- Schizophrenia is a debilitating disease that can make navigating daily life a massive challenge, but a new blood test could flag it in its early stages, researchers say. Their analysis of blood samples identified... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Schizophrenia Symptoms and Stigma Feel Like
Experts and people with schizophrenia describe what it’s like to live with this debilitating mental illness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dating With Schizophrenia
Dating when you have schizophrenia can be a challenge. But your condition doesn’t have to stand in the way of a happy, healthy relationship. Get tips on easing into the dating game. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 hospitalisation, mortality, vaccination, and postvaccination trends among people with schizophrenia in Israel: a longitudinal cohort study, Lancet Psychiatry
This study assessed temporal trends in COVID-19 hospitalisation and mortality among people with schizophrenia during the first year of the pandemic, the predictors for COVID-19 vaccination, postvaccination infection, admission to hospital, and mortality. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model May ID Schizophrenia Cases by DNA Methylation in Blood ​
CoRSIV - based model, with a positive predictive value of 80 percent, surpassed the performance of a model based on polygenic risk score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Model May ID Schizophrenia Cases by DNA Methylation in Blood ​
MONDAY, Aug. 9, 2021 -- A machine learning case-control classifier can identify schizophrenia based on DNA methylation in the blood, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in Translational Psychiatry. Chathura J. Gunasekara, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caregivers' experiences of aggressive persons with schizophrenia - A N, Gandhi S, M M, N P.
BACKGROUND: Understanding the caregivers' experiences of aggressive persons with mental disorders is very important from the public health point of view. Only a few Indian studies have focused on this. No Indian studies could be found that explored the car... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news