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Posts Tagged ‘Schizophrenia’

By On January 10th, 2019

Study suggests common blood pressure and cholesterol drugs may improve mental health

New research from Sweden is raising eyebrows as it suggests that commonly prescribed drugs for cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes may also improve overall mental health in individuals living with mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The discovery came from following more than 142,000 patients with serious mental illnesses. Over the course of the…

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By On November 19th, 2018

Distinct brain patterns could help diagnose schizophrenia earlier

Schizophrenia is perhaps one of the most talked about mental illnesses, but it is also the most poorly understood. Rather than the multiple personalities many associate with schizophrenia, the brain disease is actually characterized by hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and cognitive impairments. While research has helped uncover some factors that can help predict those at risk…

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By On April 26th, 2016

The Key To The Development of Schizophrenia May Lay In MicroRNA

Past research has strongly indicated that genetics plays a large role in the development of schizophrenia, but a new study shows the root of the mental disorder may be even deeper. According to a report published in the journal Cell Reports, microRNAs – extremely small molecules which play a role in gene expression – are…

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By On February 18th, 2016

Schizophrenia Drastically Increases Suicide Risk

New research from the University of Toronto shows schizophrenia may significantly increase the risk of attempting suicide, especially in women, people with a history of substance abuse, and those who were abused as children. According to the results, the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals with schizophrenia was 39.2 percent, compared to just 2.8…

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By On February 2nd, 2016

Researchers Link Brain Abnormalities With Specific Schizophrenia Symptoms

According to a new study from an international team of researchers, specific symptoms of schizophrenia can be linked to distinct anatomical abnormalities in the brain which can be seen through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The findings, published in the journal NeuroImage, could have a large impact on how schizophrenia is diagnosed and treated in the…

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By On August 18th, 2015

Study Claims Fish Oil Can Prevent Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Fish oil has been said to have numerous uses ranging from aiding in recovery from severe brain injury to improving general health, with varying levels of effectiveness. However, a new scientific study published in Nature Communications suggests fish oil may be particularly effective in preventing mental health issues later in life. In what is said…

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By On August 3rd, 2015

Brain Training iPad Game Helps Improve Memory For People With Schizophrenia

Researchers at the University of Cambridge claim they have developed a new brain training iPad game that could help improve the memory of individuals with schizophrenia, according to a new report published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. People who live with schizophrenia are often able to manage the psychotic symptoms of…

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By On July 13th, 2015

Electrical Stimulation Helps Improves Cognition In Individuals With Schizophrenia

According to a new study from Vanderbilt University, individuals with schizophrenia show improved cognition after receiving mild electrical stimulation to the brain. Specifically, after receiving a small zap, the participants in the study were able to recognize recent errors and make appropriate corrections in ways individuals without the condition can. Schizophrenia is characterized by poor…

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