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OCD Patients & Their Kids at Greater Risk of Schizophrenia

September 7th, 2014
Individuals diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) -- and even the children of those with OCD -- are at significantly greater risk for developing schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders later in life, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Although OCD and ...

Schizophrenia Hinders Assessing Effort Needed for Task

August 22nd, 2014
New research suggests the reason individuals with schizophrenia have trouble engaging in daily tasks or setting goals for themselves is that they have difficulty assessing the amount of effort required to complete tasks. The study by San Francisco State researchers is discussed in ...

Aim for Next-Gen Schizophrenia Drugs Is Dimming Symptoms Without Side Effects

August 12th, 2014
A recently published study suggests a new class of drug may act as a dimmer switch to control schizophrenia. The approach is heralded as a method to manage the symptoms of schizophrenia without some of the side effects associated with current anti-psychotic medicines. Schizophrenia ...

Study of Resting Brain May Help Unravel Severe Mental Illness

July 20th, 2014
The human brain operates much the same whether a person is at rest or performing a variety of tasks, according to new research from Rutgers University-Newark. This finding will make it easier to study severe mental illness, since scientists can be certain ...

CBT Can Help Reduce Seizures In Conversion Disorder

July 4th, 2014
Cognitive-behavioral therapy appears to help reduce seizures among individuals with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), a conversion disorder affecting over 400,000 Americans. The study, led by W. Curt LaFrance Jr., M.D., M.P.H., director of neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology at Rhode Island Hospital, is published ...

Kids of Bipolar Parents May Display Risky Sexual Behavior

June 11th, 2014
Kids of Bipolar Parents May Display Risky Sexual BehaviorBipolar disorder (BD) is a serious psychological disorder known for its dramatic mood shifts that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. The ...

New Tool Helps ID Vets at Risk of Violence

June 5th, 2014
New Tool Helps ID Vets at Risk of ViolenceResearchers have developed a new screening tool to help clinicians identify which veterans may be at greater risk of violence. The screening tool, called the Violence Screening ...

Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-Harm

May 27th, 2014
Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-HarmA new European study revealed that around half (45.5 percent) of teens in alternative subcultures self-injure and nearly 1 in 5 (17.2 percent) attempt suicide. Researchers from the Medical ...

Neural Dysfunction Tied to Schizophrenia Symptoms

April 3rd, 2014
Neural Dysfunction Tied to Schizophrenia SymptomsPeople with schizophrenia misinterpret what they see and experience in the world, and new research provides insight into brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. Researchers at the ...

Frequent School Moves May Up Risk of a ‘Psychotic-Like’ Symptom by Teens

February 19th, 2014
Frequent School Moves May Up Risk of a 'Psychotic-Like' Symptom by TeensUK researchers have ascertained that moving between schools during childhood can increase the risk of psychotic symptoms in later years. Investigators discovered school mobility ...

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