HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Could you suffer from psychosis? The nose knows

h the understanding that a person's sense of smell is intimately linked to the area of your brain that deals with emotions and related non-language functions.

"It is the only sense that passes straight to this area of the brain, and so any vulnerability involving these neural circuits can affect our labeling of smell," says Brewer.

"This area of the brain deals with the primary emotions. It is the part that processes such things as threat and emotion before transferring this information into the frontal (language) area of the brain," he says.

"It is either the transfer of emotional information to the frontal lobe, or functioning in the frontal lobe itself that appears to be compromised in those suffering from psychosis."

As for the nature versus nurture controversy, there are, as with many debates, two extreme camps: one camp says that psychosis is entirely a biological, or genetic, phenomenon. The other camp says it is entirely a result of social influences.

"Our research suggests that psychosis may involve an active synergy between the two," says Brewer.

"A person could be born with a biological vulnerability to various forms of psychosis, that may manifest itself if put under particular psychosocial stresses," he says.

The ultra high-risk for psychosis subjects chosen for the study came from the Personal Assessment Crisis Evaluation (PACE) clinic - ORYGEN Youth Health, a University of Melbourne-Department of Psychiatry & Psychology clinic that is the first of its kind in the world. It provides assessment monitoring and support for young people who have met criteria for being at imminent risk of developing a psychotic illness and who have experienced mental status changes. This clinic is managed by Assoc Prof Alison Yung and Lisa Phillips under the direction of Professor Patrick McGorry.


'"/>

Contact: Jason Major
jmajor@unimelb.edu.au
61- 38-344-0181
University of Melbourne
28-Oct-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Could skin cells become brain cells?
2. Could autoantibodies predict future disease in healthy people?
3. Could this be the end for injections?
4. Could a mandated food additive aimed at better fetal development be a risk for seniors?
5. Could an aspirin a day help keep prostate cancer away? Possibly
6. Drug blocks opioid side effects: Could improve palliative care
7. Students Show Restraint Could Cut School Bus Injuries
8. Areca (Betel) Nuts Could Damage Your Health
9. University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Identify Immune System Process That Could Halt Progress Of Cirrhosis In Humans
10. CT Scans Could Become Screening Tool For Heart Disease
11. New Contact Lens Material Could Lessen Risk Of Eye Infection

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Could you suffer from psychosis The nose knows

(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014) Two recent papers by a ... colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines ... Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. , Jeffrey ... molecular genetics at the School of Medicine and ... Medical Institute, and colleagues recently published articles in ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Le Bonheur Children,s Hospital Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, ... the April issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology ... Dr. McCullers, a world-renowned infectious disease specialist, ... the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, analyzed ... 1918, 1957 and 1968 pandemics, as well as ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014U.S. military personnel who served in ... concussive traumatic brain injury (TBI) were compared to ... other medical reasons. Differences in measures of overall ... months after injury are reported in an article ... journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... million older Americans suffer from depression, often brought on ... research a project that followed the lives of ... found that Internet use among the elderly can reduce ... , "That,s a very strong effect," said Shelia Cotten, ... and media who led the project. "And it all ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... about one in five infants in the United States ... first several months after birth. Research into probiotic use ... the April 1, 2014 issue of the British ... study, "Probiotics and Infant Colic," concluding that the use ... colic did not reduce crying or fussing in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CU researchers discover target for treating dengue fever 2Health News:Long-term effects of battle-related 'blast plus impact' concussive TBI in US military 2Health News:Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly 2Health News:New study says probiotic use for infant colic is not effective in reducing symptoms 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today ... quarter of 2013 on Monday, February 3, 2014. A press ... close of trading. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO ) ... the operating highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... The Brandeis Medical Center, led by Dr. Emmanuel Brandeis , ... laser tattoo removal experience with the advanced Astanza Duality laser and ... quality cosmetic services with cutting edge medical technology and offering expert ... has seen a dramatic increase in the presence of ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw ... with accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw ... soft tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Beverly Hills Physician Features Tattoo Removal with the Astanza Duality Laser, Offers $99 Special 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3
Cached News: