Leslie Iversen obituary
Neuropharmacologist who searched for new gateways for drugs to treat the brain and mindAfflictions of the mind and brain, from stroke to schizophrenia, remain among the most challenging to treat, even after more than half a century of discoveries about the brain ’s biochemistry and how it responds to drugs. The neuropharmacologist Leslie Iversen, who has died aged 82, devoted his career to making sense of the interplay of signalling molecules in the nervous system that might provide sites where drugs could act.After directing laboratories in both the public sector and the pharmaceutical industry, in his later years I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Georgina Ferry Tags: Drugs Science People in science Drugs policy Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and adult mental disorders - the prevalence of different types of maltreatment and associations with age of onset and severity of symptoms - Struck N, Krug A, Yuksel D, Stein F, Schmitt S, Meller T, Brosch K, Dannlowski U, Nenadic I, Kircher T, Brakemeier EL.
Childhood maltreatment (CM) is a risk factor for numerous mental disorders. However, the specificity of CM types in mental disorders is still being discussed. The present study examined the prevalence of five CM types in patients with schizophrenia/schizoa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An unusually large object removed from the upper esophagus in a patient with self harm syndrome - Lai MJ, Morganstein J, Deckard N, Koshkareva Y.
A 32-year-old female with a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia was transported to our tertiary-care hospital after swallowing a large toilet paper holder bracket. Removal of the large foreign body required coordination between anesthesiology, ot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Yale researchers to lead $52 million NIH study on schizophrenia in youth
Researchers with the Yale Department of Psychiatry will lead an international investigation into the cause and effect of schizophrenia in high-risk adolescents. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH public-private partnership to advance early interventions for schizophrenia
Effort is part of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership to promote development of effective, targeted treatments. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 15, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim, Click Therapeutics ink $500M+ digital therapeutics development, commercialization deal
The companies will be collaborating on a prescription digital therapeutic for patients with schizophrenia built on Click Therapeutics'tech platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Aggressive behavior in psychiatric patients in relation to hormonal imbalance (Review) - Trifu SC, Tudor A, Radulescu I.
Aggressive behavior is one of the main characteristics of different psychiatric disorders such as: personality disorders (antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder), schizophrenia, intermittent explosive disorder, post-traumatic stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Association between dopamine beta-hydroxylase polymorphism and attention function in suicide attempters with chronic schizophrenia - Hui L, Hu WM, Zhu ZH, Gao ST, Han M, Fan Y, Tian Q, Yin XY, Yuan Y, Jiang CX, Yin GZ, Jia QF, Zhang XY.
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia are at a higher risk for suicide compared with the general population. Dopamine beta-hydroxylase (D βH) plays a key role in the conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine, which is related to suicidal behavior and cogn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Examining which factors influence age of onset in males and females with schizophrenia - Neill E, Tan EJ, Toh WL, Selvendra A, Morgan VA, Rossell SL, Castle DJ.
OBJECTIVE: Data from the 2010 Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) was used to examine (1) what variables influence age of onset (AOO) for males and females, and (2) whether influencing variables were different between the sexes. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The history of multiple adverse childhood experiences in patients with schizophrenia is associated with more severe symptomatology and suicidal behavior with gender-specific characteristics - Prokopez CR, Vallejos M, Farinola R, Alberio G, Caporusso GB, Cozzarin LG, Chiapella LC, Fuentes P, Daray FM.
The current study aims to compare the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) between patients with schizophrenia and non-psychiatric control group, and to analyze the association of having suffered multiple ACEs with clinical symptoms of schizo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological factors of aggressive behaviour in patients of forensic psychiatry wards with the diagnosis of schizophrenia - Markiewicz I, Pilszyk A, Kudlak G.
Scientific research shows that the likelihood of aggressive behaviour in people with mental disorders compared to healthy people is usually higher than among healthy people. Considering the social harmfulness of acts committed by persons suffering from sch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for People With Schizophrenia COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for People With Schizophrenia
The COVID-19 pandemic may place a disproportionate burden on persons with schizophrenia, including an increased risk of infection and possible mental health consequences if infected.Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

New Schizophrenia Treatment Guideline Released New Schizophrenia Treatment Guideline Released
The APA's new guideline offers comprehensive recommendations for management and treatment of schizophrenia from initial assessment to pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Predicting early warning signs of psychotic relapse from passive sensing data: an approach using encoder-decoder neural networks - Adler DA, Ben-Zeev D, Tseng VWS, Kane JM, Brian R, Campbell AT, Hauser M, Scherer EA, Choudhury T.
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) are chronic conditions, but the severity of symptomatic experiences and functional impairments vacillate over the course of illness. Developing unobtrusive remote monitoring systems to detect early warnin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Functional MRI Neurofeedback Might Relieve Distressing Hallucinations Functional MRI Neurofeedback Might Relieve Distressing Hallucinations
Real-time functional MRI neurofeedback (rtfMRI-NF) might relieve distressing auditory-verbal hallucinations in people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin D serum level in major depressive disorder and schizophrenia - Okasha TA, Sabry WM, Hashim MA, Abdeen MS, Abdelhamid AM.
Vitamin D is involved in many brain processes including neurological immune process, regulation of neurological factors, and neuroplasticity. Some studies have linked low serum vitamin D to major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia, while others ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The abandoned illness: schizophrenia and how it took seven years to get a diagnosis | Anonymous
It is unlikely Sunny will ever work again. How could he explain to any potential employer that his only crime was the ‘crime’ of schizophrenia?As a child, his grandmother nicknamed him Sunny because he was always so bright and happy. On leaving primary school, he achieved a “band 6” in both maths and English. His mother was optimistic; perhaps he would be a scholar like his grandfather. It wasn’t until his mid-teens that the signs appeared. At 15, Sunny dropped out of school. At 16, the local mental health crisis team described him as “prodromal”. His mother had to Google the meani...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Anonymous Tags: Schizophrenia Mental health Psychology Young people Source Type: news

The association between cannabis use and schizophrenia: causative or curative? A systematic review - Patel S, Khan S, M S, Hamid P.
Marijuana is one of the most abused substances in the world. Marijuana is getting legalized around the world. So, it is crucial to understand its effect on our mental health. Its impact on the schizophrenia spectrum needs our special attention. Even though... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study of attention measured by event-related potential as a predictive factor of violence among patients with schizophrenia and substance use disorder - Elsheikh M.
The prediction of violence in patients with psychiatric disorders remains a challenging aspect in the field of clinical research. Many studies search the linkage between aggressive behavior and certain genetic conditions, impaired socio-emotional informati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Difference Between My Sadness and Depression
I have experienced sadness and depression, and I know there is a big difference between the two. Even though I live with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, sometimes I feel sad, and I recently began taking medication for depression. When I experience sadness, I drink more coffee, cruise the social network for something to inspire me, and I wish I had someone to ask, “What would you like to do on this lovely, Saturday?” The last time I experience some depression, I was experiencing some suicide ideation for which, luckily, I did not have to be hospitalized. My psychiatrist, at the time put me on a low dos...
Source: Psych Central - August 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Antidepressants Depression Personal Stories Schizoaffective Disorder Suicide Antipsychotic Sadness Suicidal Ideation Suicide Ideation Source Type: news

Factors affecting walking speed in schizophrenia patients - Tsuji Y, Akezaki Y, Katsumura H, Hara T, Sawashita Y, Kakizaki H, Mori K, Yuri Y, Nomura T, Hirao F.
This study investigated the factors affecting walking speed in schizophrenia patients who were inpatients at a psychiatric hospital. Methods: The study subjects were 37 patients with schizophrenia who were hospitalized in a psychiatric hospi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Identifying influential factors distinguishing recidivists among offender patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia via machine learning algorithms - Kirchebner J, G ünther MP, Lau S.
PURPOSE: There is a lack of research on predictors of criminal recidivism of offender patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. METHODS: 653 potential predictor variables were anlyzed in a set of 344 offender patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia (20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Excess mortality and shortened life expectancy in people with major mental illnesses in Taiwan - Pan YJ, Yeh LL, Chan HY, Chang CK.
Aims: Given the concerns of health inequality associated with mental illnesses, we aimed to reveal the extent of which general mortality and life expectancy at birth in people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depressive disorder varied in the 2005 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

fMRI distinguishes Gulf War illness from chronic fatigue
Functional MRI (fMRI) shows that Gulf War illness and chronic fatigue syndrome...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI illuminates COVID-19 patients' brain function fMRI helps track schizophrenia treatment fMRI-based machine learning helps predict coma outcomes fMRI adds evidence of alcohol's adverse brain effects fMRI finds reason for impulsive binge drinking (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

An exploration of the sleep quality and potential violence among patients with schizophrenia in community - Chen ZT, Wang HT, Chueh KH, Liu IC, Yang CM.
PURPOSE: Sleep quality in patients with schizophrenia is correlated with potential violence. However, few studies have conducted in-depth discussions on community patients with schizophrenia. The purpose of this study was to explore the influences of demog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Allele-specific open chromatin in human iPSC neurons elucidates functional disease variants
This study highlights ASoC as a functional mechanism of noncoding neuropsychiatric risk variants, providing a powerful framework for identifying disease causal variants and genes. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, S., Zhang, H., Zhou, Y., Qiao, M., Zhao, S., Kozlova, A., Shi, J., Sanders, A. R., Wang, G., Luo, K., Sengupta, S., West, S., Qian, S., Streit, M., Avramopoulos, D., Cowan, C. A., Chen, M., Pang, Z. P., Gejman, P. V., He, X., Duan, J. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Aerobic Exercise May Up Brain-Training Benefits in Schizophrenia Aerobic Exercise May Up Brain-Training Benefits in Schizophrenia
Adding regular aerobic exercise to cognitive training increases its effect on cognition and function in patients with schizophrenia, new research suggests. However, adherence remains an issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New maps of chemical marks on DNA pinpoint regions relevant to many developmental diseases
(Salk Institute) In research that aims to illuminate the causes of human developmental disorders, Salk scientists have generated 168 new maps of chemical marks on strands of DNA -- called methylation -- in developing mice. The data can help narrow down regions of the human genome that play roles in diseases such as schizophrenia and Rett Syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The effect of childhood trauma on age of onset in patients with schizophrenia - İngeç C, Evren Kılıçaslan E.
In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effects of CT on the age of onset (AoO) and clinical features of the disease by considering factors ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Research progress on the relationship between genetic polymorphism and violent behavior of patients with schizophrenia - Xu S, Liang YY, Hong BX, Liu X, Liu YY.
Schizophrenia is a common disease characterized by thinking obstructions and accompanied by cognitive, emotional and behavioral disorders. Under the control of psychiatric symptoms, patients with schizophrenia may self-injure or impulsively wound others, r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

DR MAX PEMBERTON: Kanye West's crisis and the toll of bipolar on loved ones 
DR MAX PEMBERTON: Bipolar is the fourth most common mental health problem in the UK after depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, with an estimated 3 million sufferers (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collaborating with My Doctors to Treat Schizoaffective Disorder
The patient/doctor relationship has to be one of  honesty and insight. I have to be honest with my doctors and tell them what is going on. If I am honest, I have nothing to hide. I know my doctors are here to help me and not to hurt me, so being honest with them about what is going on in my life, as well as what symptoms I am experiencing, will help both of us to do a better job.  I have confidence in my doctors’ ability to both diagnose and treat my severe mental illness. They have vast experience and knowledge in the treatment of schizophrenia. When I was first diagnosed I began to do online research myse...
Source: Psych Central - July 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Antipsychotics Personal Stories Schizoaffective Disorder Schizophrenia Treatment long-acting injectables Source Type: news

Forensic Psychiatry: Offspring outcomes when a parent experiences one or more major psychiatric disorder(s): a clinical review
We sought evidence on quantifiable offspring outcomes, including problems, needs and strengths, associated with their experience of major parental psychiatric disorder(s), focusing on schizophrenia, affective illnesses and personality disorder(s). We were motivated by the absence of any systematic exploration of the needs of offspring of parents in secure hospitals. Seven electronic databases were searched to identify systematic reviews of studies quantifying offspring outcomes when a parent, or parent surrogate, has major psychiatric disorder(s). Our search (updated in February 2018) identified seven high-quality reviews,...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital mental health: Longitudinal trends in the quality, effectiveness and attributes of highly rated smartphone health apps
This study aims to offer a longitudinal perspective on the nature of high visibility apps for common mental health and physical health conditions. Methods: In July 2019, we selected the 10 top search-returned apps in the Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store using six keyword terms: depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction, high blood pressure and diabetes. Each app was downloaded by two authors and reviewed by a clinician, and the app was coded for features, functionality, claims, app store properties, and other properties. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating schizophrenia: the quality of evidence behind treatment recommendations and how it can improve
Objective To assess the methodological and reporting quality of systematic reviews that comprise the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia and to determine the extent to which results from Cochrane systematic reviews published after guideline development would alter or confirm current recommendations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A systematic literature review of childhood externalising psychopathology and later psychotic symptoms - Gin K, Stewart C, Jolley S.
Childhood onset mental health difficulties are known to be associated with later mental health disorders and worse prognoses in adulthood. Individuals who develop schizophrenia present, from childhood onwards, with cognitive deficits, psychotic-like experi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Schizophrenia, human rights and access to health care: a systematic search and review of judgements by the European Court of Human Rights - Wigand ME, Orzechowski M, Nowak M, Becker T, Steger F.
BACKGROUND: Persons with schizophrenia are vulnerable regarding human rights violations. AIMS: The aim of this research is to systematically analyse judgements by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) involving persons with schizophrenia. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Genome-wide methylation association with current suicidal ideation in schizophrenia - Bani-Fatemi A, Adanty C, Dai N, Dada O, Strauss J, Zai C, Gerretsen P, Graff A, De Luca V.
In this study, we investigate the epigenetic mechanisms associated with current suicidal ideation. Gene expression changes have been found in post-mortem brain of suicide victims. However, it is not clear how in-vivo gene expression change confers risk for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Synapse-saving proteins discovered, opening possibilities in Alzheimer's, schizophrenia
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Loss of synapses is a contributing factor to Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Researchers from the Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio discovered a class of proteins that inhibit synapse elimination, opening possibilities for novel therapies for the two diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association between prolactin concentration and aggression in female patients with schizophrenia - Puljic K, Herceg M, Tudor L, Pivac N.
This study assessed the association between serum prolactin (PRL) concentration and aggression in female patients with schizophrenia.METHODS: Female patients with schizophrenia (N  = 120) were diagnosed using SCID-5 based on the DSM-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Comparative study of victimized Egyptian patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression - Missiry AE, Shorub E, Serafi DE, Fakher H, Ali R, Abdelgawad AA.
Background Patients with severe mental disorders living in the community are liable to victimization and are considered a high-risk group. However, there is a lack of identification of victimization rate and factors associated with its occurrence am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2020 Second-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (July 16, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for second-quarter 2020. “Our second quarter results reflect the impact of COVID-19 and the enduring strength of our Pharmaceutical business, where we saw continued growth even in this environment,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Thanks to the tireless work of our colleagues around the world and our broad range of capabilities, we continue to successfully navigate the external landscape, and we remain focused on advancing the development of a vaccine to help address this pandemic...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Association between TNF-alpha polymorphism and the age of first suicide attempt in chronic patients with schizophrenia - Lang X, Trihn TH, Wu HE, Tong Y, Xiu M, Zhang XY.
Patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) exhibit higher suicide rates than the general population. However, the molecular mechanism remains poorly understood. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha polymorphisms have been repeatedly indicated to play a pathogenetic ro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The neurobiology of suicide in psychosis: a systematic review - Girgis RR.
The lifetime risk of dying by suicide in schizophrenia and related psychoses has been estimated to be approximately between 5% and 7%, though some have estimated that the number is closer to 10%. The highest risk for suicide occurs within the first year af... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Cariprazine Trumps Risperidone for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms Cariprazine Trumps Risperidone for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms
Cariprazine is more effective than risperidone for persistent negative symptoms in schizophrenia and appears to be effective in patients resistant to previous treatment with other antipsychotic agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Amygdala changes in male patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
(Kumamoto University) Researchers in Japan have revealed that DNA methylation occurs in the serotonin transporter gene that regulates neurotransmitter transmission in schizophrenia and bipolar patients. Particularly prominent in males and patients with certain genetic polymorphisms, this methylation is inversely correlated to amygdala volume. This work is expected to lead to a better understanding of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It may also help to develop therapeutic agents and diagnostic/therapeutic markers that target epigenetic conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Psychological interventions for psychosis in adolescents
ConclusionsSome psychological interventions may have beneficial effects for selected outcomes but, overall, most results suggest little or no effect. However, all our results were based on data from a very small number of studies with small numbers of participants. We also have concerns with the methods used in these studies. Thus, there is considerable uncertainty about the reliability of these findings. We cannot make firm conclusions based on this evidence. Relevant well ‐conducted randomised controlled trials are needed.Read the full systematic reviewVisit the Cochrane Schizophrenia   websiteWednesday, July 8, 2...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

fMRI illuminates COVID-19 patients' brain function
Functional MRI (fMRI) shows that patients with severe COVID-19 with prolonged...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI helps track schizophrenia treatment fMRI-based machine learning helps predict coma outcomes fMRI adds evidence of alcohol's adverse brain effects fMRI finds reason for impulsive binge drinking AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Coping with Voices
Like a lot of people with schizophrenia, I hear voices. I fully understand that these voices are one of the symptoms of my schizoaffective brain disease. Usually I hear these voices when I am alone. I hear voices throughout the day, even when I am driving my car. The medication I am prescribed helps me to manage the voices, but the meds do not make the voices totally disappear. Some of the voices I hear are a running commentary of what I am doing at the moment such as: “He is at the computer,” or “He is walking.” If I am cooking then they might say, “He is cooking.” When I am cooking, th...
Source: Psych Central - July 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Antipsychotics Personal Stories Schizoaffective Disorder Schizophrenia Coping Skills Delusions Hallucinations Music Therapy positive symptoms Psychosis Source Type: news

Lurasidone cost saving versus quetiapine for schizophrenia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news