Tag: "schizophrenia" at medical news
Risky sexual behaviour linked to psychiatric disorders in young adults
...with depression, substance dependence, symptoms of schizophrenia
or antisocial disorders were more likely to engage in risky sexual intercourse, contract sexually transmitted diseases and have sexual intercourse before 16 years of age, than those with no psychiatric disorder. The likelihood of risky behaviour was ...
New study shows prescribing of newer antipsychotic medication risperdal may save millions in schizophrenia care
...ion Risperdal® (risperidone) for patients with schizophrenia
could have the potential to save millions of dolla..., 61 centres, 9 countries) of newer treatments for schizophrenia
and showed that treating patients with schizophrenia
with Risperdal, versus olanzapine, resulted in ...
25-minute test distinguishes between different types of schizophrenia
... memory, attention, decision-making -- to pinpoint schizophrenia
and there are currently no objective measures to d...l isolation disrupts their PPI. It is disrupted in schizophrenia
but recent studies from Dr Sharma's group have shown it can be recovered with the use of newer antip...
Study opens doors to significant changes in medications for schizophrenia
...sible to have a medication that effectively treats schizophrenia
while only lasting intermittently in the brain, th...earch opens the door to significant changes in how schizophrenia
is treated. "This is a significant finding because until now it was thought that in order for anti...
New data shows prescribers how to cut the cost of schizophrenia care while relieving patient distress
...entres, 9 countries) of atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenia
have shown that treatment with Risperdal (risperid... Economics explained, "The major costs of treating schizophrenia
result from hospitalisation, with drug costs only accounting for less than 5 percent of the direct m...
New evidence suggests reconsidering causes and treatments for schizophrenia
...isease is viewed and may ultimately impact the way schizophrenia
is treated. They have just completed a multi-f...ergic system may be a far more important player in schizophrenia
than previously believed. Their findings are published in a recent issue of the journal Neuropsychop...
Study shows obsessive-compulsive disorder runs in families
...hown thatobsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), like schizophrenia
and bipolardisorder, tends to run in families and has a strong genetic basis. People with a first degree relative with OCD -- brothers, sisters andparents -- have a five times greater risk of having the illness themselvesat some time in their lives,...
Brain imaging reveals less medication just as effective in treating schizophrenia
... Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered how to treat schizophrenia
with lower doses of medication -- and fewer side e...cts. "Our research clearly shows that we can treat schizophrenia
with lower dosage levels of antipsychotic medication than was commonly thought. This research was ma...
Common pathway found in early stages of addiction to alcohol and many drugs
...ing Parkinson's disease or bringing on episodes of schizophrenia
increases. "The kind of basic research that Camarini and her colleagues have done should help us develop drugs to modulate the sensitization process without side effects or addiction," Hodge hopes. Camarini is intrigued by the learning componen...
MCG researchers find clues in process that enables working memory
...ge and can be a major trouble spot for people with schizophrenia
and Parkinson's disease, interfering with their ab...n may also be a target site for new drugs to treat schizophrenia
as well as Parkinson's disease, in which inadequate dopamine levels cause uncontrolled movement. Cur...
Coupling of brain proteins may prompt new treatments for schizophrenia, addiction
...e brain that could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenia
and addiction. Many of the symptoms associated with schizophrenia
and addiction are caused by either too much or too little dopamine and GABA, chemicals in the brain ...
Brains of those in certain professions shown to have more synapses
...h affects synapses in the prefrontal cortex. While schizophrenia
can greatlyinterfere with a person's quality of life, Black said, new medications offer a good possibility ofrecovery. The research team includes Dr. Natalya Uranova and colleagues in Moscow, and Black, Anna Klintsovaand William T. Greenough of the ...
UNC-CH wins $42.1 million federal contract to study drugs for schizophrenia and Alzheimer's
...icalmedications in relieving psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia
and Alzheimer'sdisease, and will gauge their effec...ir study colleagues will enroll 1,000patients with schizophrenia
and 400 to 500 Alzheimer's patients. The terms ofthe NIMH award include an option for expansion stud...
University of Maryland announces $24 million research initiative to find new treatments for schizophrenia
... thecountry's leading academic research centers in schizophrenia
and one of theworld's largest pharmaceutical compa... "There has been no major breakthrough in treating schizophrenia
sinceanti-psychotic medications were introduced 45 years ago, but current scienceprovides new leads,...
New Findings On Dopamine Receptor Biology: Implications For Mental Illness
...ennew avenues for the treatment of conditions like schizophrenia
and attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder. The findings are published in the May 1999edition ofMolecular Psychiatry. The breakthrough centers around the brain's folate pathways and the D-4 dopaminereceptor, which is thought to play a vital role in...
American Psychiatric Association Plans First Comprehensive Guidelines For HIV/AIDS Treatment
...guidelines forconditions such as major depression, schizophrenia
and Alzheimer's disease, butnever for a primarily medical illness. The new guidelines will mark the firstnational effort to establish the standard of psychiatric care for personsaffected by HIV and AIDS. The workgroup comprises national expe...
APA Annual Meeting Media Briefings Schedule
...riencing Schizophrenia" Dan Frey , schizophrenia
patient; Jacob Frey , father of schizophreniapatient; Dr. Stephen Goldfinger, Vice Chair, Psychiatry Department, SUNY HealthSciences University. Sponsored by: Janssen Pharmaceutica/Ketchum Public Relations 3:...
New Research Identifies Outcomes And Future Trends Based On Past Behaviors, Experience
...dentify adult outcomes in families at high-risk of schizophrenia
and affectivedisorders. A University of Amsterdam study, "Association Between MemoryComplaints and Incident Alzheimer's Disease in Elderly People With NormalBaseline Cognition," [Geerlings, p.531, #6829] documents the predictive value ofmemory compl...
UI Study Finds Social Support May Increase Longevity Of People With Schizophrenia
...hor, said the researchers found that patients with schizophrenia
who hadfrequent social interaction lived on averag...patients. The causes of death in the patients with schizophrenia
were similar to thosefound in the general population of that time period. For example, cardiovascula...
UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet
...he National Institute ofMental Health. People with schizophrenia
often hear internal voices notheard by others, or ...ly been accepted in the field. "Autism and schizophrenia
certainly are distinctly different disorders,"Leventhal said. "I think the best hypothesis sitting o...
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