Schizophrenia

Successful treatment of schizophrenia helps in better management of daily activities, says study
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Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder. The symptoms of the disease make it difficult for those afflicted with it to distinguish between the reality and the imaginary, thus, adversely impacting the way they conduct their daily activities. Due to its chronic nature, patients of schizophrenia find it difficult to handle relationships and thus, exhibit problems […]


Schizophrenia associated with higher risks of breast cancer, says study
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Schizophrenia, one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, is a highly complex neuropsychiatric condition. A range of abnormalities, including hallucinations, delusions, cognitive decline, inability to process thoughts coherently, lack of reasoning ability, etc., are caused by schizophrenia. In brief, people suffering from such a complicated disorder are unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy. […]


Video reveals how inmate with mental illness was shot through cell door
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In a case of police brutality, an inmate suffering from a mental health disorder was shot in the head by a deputy in August 2015, according to a video that has emerged. The reports said that Matthew Trevino was experiencing a schizophrenic episode when he was shot by Corrections Officer Robert Hass at the Pasco […]


Video games can help people with schizophrenia manage verbal hallucinations
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Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), the most notable symptom of schizophrenia, involve hearing a voice that is not actually present. Highly distressing for patients, AVHs are a common occurrence in psychotic disorders. Given the failure of one in three patients to respond to the standard treatments, these voices can become harrowing and tormenting with time. However, […]


Novel therapy to improve social skills of people with schizophrenia
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Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel and behave. Though it is not as common as other mental illnesses like depression and anxiety, the symptoms can be incapacitating. People struggling with this disorder live in their own world and lose touch with the reality. They are generally socially isolated, […]


Common genetic variant SNAP25 can be responsible for bipolar and schizophrenia, says study
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Looking at the grim figures showing high prevalence of mental health problems in the United States, it is hard to believe that the country has remained the world’s most developed nation for decades and still retains the position by a huge gap against its closest competitors. However, if the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) […]


Schizophrenia linked to 3-fold higher mortality rate, finds study
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The effects of schizophrenia are quite debilitating. And to make things worse, a recent Canadian research has suggested that mortality rates among patients of schizophrenia are three times greater than their healthy counterparts. The study also indicated that people suffering from schizophrenia died eight years younger compared to those not afflicted with the mental illness. […]


Study says Rexulti may ensure long-term remission in patients of schizophrenia
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Schizophrenia is a terribly disabling mental health problem with its victims exhibiting symptoms like deficiencies in balanced thought process, distortion in understanding and emotions, and delusions. For patients of schizophrenia, physicians usually recommend a combination of medicines and behavioral therapies, but lack of efficiency in these treatment options usually results in a relapse. To tackle […]


Anthony Scaramucci’s ‘Paranoid Schizophrenia’ comment derogatory for those with mental illness
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Following an explosive interview with a New Yorker journalist on July 26, 2017, Anthony Scaramucci, the now ex-communications director of the Trump administration, was fired on Monday, July 31, 2017. Unhappy over the alleged leak of a dinner that he attended at the White House, Mr. Scaramucci threatened to fire the entire White House communications […]


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talks of his struggle to save schizophrenic sons
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Ron Powers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and father of two sons with schizophrenia, is familiar with the pain and frustration that accompanies the mental disorder and stigma surrounding it. With an intimate understanding of issues confronting American families grappling with mental illnesses, his new book, “No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak […]


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