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A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments

.... The authors conclude: AH can arise not only in psychotic disorders, but also in neurological conditions affecting the parts of the brain used to process and monitor speech..AH are widely thought to derive from inner speech that has been misidentified as coming from outside the self, because of defective mo...

USC law professor battles schizophrenia

...world. A disorder of the brain, the illness causes psychotic episodes of varying duration and severity. Symptoms of a psychotic episode range from unusual thoughts or perceptions and inability to form coherent thoughts to delusi...

Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia

.... Antipsychotic drugs are approved for treating psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and mania. But they are widely prescribed to manage behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, verbal or physical aggression and delusions, hallucinations or paranoia. Our study adds to mounting concerns ab...

Wide range of sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal sexual behaviors, experiences

... sexual/physical abuse scenarios E. Nocturnal psychotic disorders 1. Sexual delusions/hallucinations after awakenings F. Miscellaneous sleep and sex associations 1. Masturbation, sexual intercourse, sexual hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations with sleep paralysis Those who think they mig...

Study sheds light on medication treatment options for bipolar disorder

...ting disorders such as substance abuse, anxiety or psychotic symptoms. Such open recruitment criteria allows the study's results to have broader applicability than a tightly controlled trial in which people are excluded from participating if they have co-existing disorders. Before participants were randomize...

Biomarkers for psychosis

...rs, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. Scientists understand little of what goes wrong in a psychotic person's brain, but hope that brain imaging and systematic characterization of genetic activity and ...

Women with mental disorders less likely to have mammograms

...es influence the receipt of mammograms. Women with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are significantly ... two years. "Women with severe mental illness or psychotic and substance abuse disorders should be targeted to ensure delivery of mammography," said Dr. Carney...

Dopamine imbalances cause sleep disorders in animal models of Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia

...e symptoms, such as hallucinations, experienced by psychotic and schizophrenic patients, he said. The researchers published their findings in the Oct. 11, 2006, issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. The work was supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Hereditary Disease Foundation and the Anne W....

Second-generation antipsychotic medications appear to offer little advantage over older drugs

...g novel therapeutics for schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders."(Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2006;63:1069-1072. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org .) Editor's Note: Please see the article for additional information, including author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosure...

Stereotypes contribute to older men seeking, receiving depression care less frequently

...A primary care physician described a depressed and psychotic older man who was expressing suicidal thoughts, but nevertheless was unwilling to see a psychiatrist because he feared it would "mark him as crazy." Hinton and his team state that their findings suggest future avenues for education and intervention...

The brain, hormones and behavior focus of briefings at international meeting June 19-22

... may represent a novel target for the treatment of psychotic behavior and schizophrenia. Neuropeptide S can reduce the biochemical and behavioral symptoms of schizophrenia in an established animal model for this mental illness that affects some 2 million Americans. Participants: Rainer K. Reinscheid, Ph.D., ...

Number of children and teens treated with antipsychotics increases sharply

...disorders or mental retardation (17.3 percent) and psychotic disorders (14.2 percent). Male and white youth were most likely to receive such treatments. The availability of new antipsychotics with fewer side effects in adults may have contributed to the increase. In addition, fewer inpatient care options are...

Neuroendocrinology Congress June 1922 to report new research on brain, hormones, behavior

... may represent a novel target for the treatment of psychotic behavior and schizophrenia. A U.S. team will report results of studies that found neuropeptide S can reduce the biochemical and behavioral symptoms of schizophrenia in an established animal model for this mental illness that affects some 2 million Am...

Locked door psychiatric units have more disadvantages than advantages say staff

...er disorders and 22 per cent had schizophrenia and psychotic disorders. Eight advantages and 18 disadvantages were cited by the staff and most of these concerned patients' experiences. "Enabling staff to control patients was felt to be an advantage by 85 per cent of staff, providing patients with secure an...

Childhood depression may encourage ecstasy use

...ith emotional health problems, such as depression, psychotic symptoms, and anxiety disorders. But it's not clear whether emotional problems are a consequence of using ecstasy or emotional problems lead to ecstasy use. Researchers in the Netherlands investigated whether use of ecstasy is preceded by symptoms of...

Antidepressants and electroconvulsive therapy are the best treatment options for depression

...or depression, especially if patients present with psychotic symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations. Professor Ebmeier states: "Recent moral panics about suicidal effects and dependenceinducing potential of antidepressants have tilted the balance of publicly perceived risk against them, but both their...

Johns Hopkins study suggests link between caffeine dependence and family history of alcoholism

... to assess mood disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, somatoform disorders and eating disorders, according to Griffiths. For this study, the SCID included a section that permitted diagnosis of psychoactive substance use disorders including caffe...

Disruption of gene interaction linked to schizophrenia

...ation also puts adolescents at risk for developing psychotic symptoms. Using their model of schizophrenia, Zakharenko and collegues first discovered that the loss of PRODH function directly causes hyperactivity of nerves that use glutamate to signal other nerves in the brain. Next, they found that disruption...

Atypical antipsychotic drugs for dementia may be associated with small increased risk of death

...en caring for a patient with dementia who develops psychotic symptoms or aggression? First, etiologies other than dementia need to be considered. Delirium, untreated or undertreated medical illnesses, overmedication, environmental triggers, lack of engaging activities, and misinterpretation of disease symptoms...

Antipsychotic drugs linked to increased risk of death for some elderly Alzheimer's patients

...antipsychotic medications for patients who exhibit psychotic symptoms or aggression. A study of the effects of ...antipsychotics for patients with dementia who have psychotic symptoms and agitation, but rather that they change the risk-benefit analysis such that antipsychoti...

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