Expert says that doing a jive every day can reduce anxiety, help manage chronic pain
Dancing can reduce a person's levels of anxiety, along with providing other clinical benefits. A study from last year found that dancing can even help reduce symptoms of schizophrenia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive Decline in Schizophrenia Begins as Early as Adolescence
(MedPage Today) -- People diagnosed with schizophrenia showed early signs of cognitive decline as well as rapid declines later in life, suggesting that early and consistent interventions might be beneficial to curb these effects, researchers reported... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - May 18, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

The EMPOWER blended digital intervention for relapse prevention in schizophrenia: a feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in Scotland and Australia - Gumley AI, Bradstreet S, Ainsworth J, Allan S, Alvarez-Jimenez M, Aucott L, Birchwood M, Briggs A, Bucci S, Cotton SM, Engel L, French P, Lederman R, Lewis S, Machin M, MacLennan G, McLeod H, McMeekin N, Mihalopoulos C, Morton E, Norrie J, Schwannauer M, Singh SP, Sundram S, Thompson A, Williams C, Yung AR, Farhall J, Gleeson J.
BACKGROUND: Early warning signs monitoring by service users with schizophrenia has shown promise in preventing relapse but the quality of evidence is low. We aimed to establish the feasibility of undertaking a definitive randomised controlled trial to dete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics. She Decided to Live With Her Voices.
A new movement wants to shift mainstream thinking away from medication and toward greater acceptance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Bergner Tags: Schizophrenia Hearing Voices Network Drug Abuse and Traffic Mental Health and Disorders Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Suicides and Suicide Attempts National Institute of Mental Health Hallucinations Source Type: news

Translational approaches to influence sleep and arousal - Brown RE, Spratt TJ, Kaplan GB.
Sleep disorders are widespread in society and are prevalent in military personnel and in Veterans. Disturbances of sleep and arousal mechanisms are common in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and affe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

History of suicide attempts associated with the thinning right superior temporal gyrus among individuals with schizophrenia - Yin Y, Tong J, Huang J, Tian B, Chen S, Tan S, Wang Z, Yang F, Tong Y, Fan F, Kochunov P, Jahanshad N, Li CSR, Hong LE, Tan Y.
Individuals with schizophrenia have higher rates of suicide attempts than the general population. Specific cortical abnormalities (e.g., the cortical surface area and thickness) may be associated with a history of suicide attempts. We recruited 74 individu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Internet use among patients with schizophrenia and depression - Žaja N, Vukojević J, Žarko T, Marelić M, Vidović D, Vukusic Rukavina T.
BACKGROUND: The high and increasing prevalence of internet use in the general population and the significant burden of depression and schizophrenia urge us to investigate the patterns of internet use among patients with these illnesses. The aim of this stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Overdose Risk With Co-prescription of Antipsychotics, Opioids Overdose Risk With Co-prescription of Antipsychotics, Opioids
This study evaluated the risk of overdose in patients co-prescribed opioids and antipsychotic agents with sedating vs nonsedating properties.Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Consider Cancer as a Trigger for Deep Vein Thrombosis Consider Cancer as a Trigger for Deep Vein Thrombosis
Examination of a woman with paranoid schizophrenia and deep vein thrombosis revealed chondrosarcoma of the tibia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 12, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Clozapine and Cancer Risk: New Data Clozapine and Cancer Risk: New Data
Long-term treatment with clozapine is associated with a small, but significant, risk of hematological malignancies in individuals with schizophrenia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 12, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Modifiable predictors of self-reported and performance-based functioning in individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and high levels of negative symptoms - Mahmood Z, Parrish EM, Keller AV, Lykins HC, Pickell D, Granholm E, Twamley EW.
Individuals with schizophrenia who have high negative symptoms are at high risk for poor functional outcomes. However, the determinants of psychosocial functioning in this group are not well understood. We aimed to examine modifiable predictors of both obj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Upstate receives $780,000 grant to study genetic risks for brain disorders
The study by Dr. Chunyu Liu's research team will help improve understanding of biological mechanisms of schizophrenia (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - May 10, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Psychiatry News Research Source Type: news

Mortality in people with schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of relative risk and aggravating or attenuating factors - Correll CU, Solmi M, Croatto G, Schneider LK, Rohani-Montez SC, Fairley L, Smith N, Bitter I, Gorwood P, Taipale H, Tiihonen J.
People with schizophrenia die 15-20 years prematurely. Understanding mortality risk and aggravating/attenuating factors is essential to reduce this gap. We conducted a systematic review and random-effects meta-analysis of prospective and retrospective, nat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Associating violence with schizophrenia-risks and biases - Fusar-Poli P, Sunkel C, Patel V.
To the Editor Whiting et al1 tested the meta-analytic association of schizophrenia spectrum disorder diagnosis with the social behavior of perpetrating violent outcomes. We believe the methods and their interpretations are flawed, and their uncritical diss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Associating violence with schizophrenia-risks and biases - Hsu CW, Tseng PT, Tu YK.
To the Editor Whiting et al1 conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the association between schizophrenia spectrum disorder and violence, including subgroup analysis by sex. They found that schizophrenia spectrum disorder was associa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news