The causes of schizophrenia are largely unknown.
Genes, drugs in early life, and stress have been linked to the development of schizophrenia.
Research shows that some mindfulness-based interventions for psychotic symptoms can offer people insight into their experiences, and relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Anti-psychotic drugs work well for only about 30 per cent of schizophrenia patients. Meditation can offer them a route to self-acceptance and reduced anxiety.
The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) of Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia unanimously voted on March 5, 2018 to ban all smoking of marijuana products on campus — for health and safety reasons.
In advance of marijuana legalization in Canada, one university in British Columbia has taken a firm stance, banning all smoking of cannabis products on campus.
Psoriasis is linked with psychosis.
Certain autoimmune disorders are linked to psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. But some appear to be protective.
Only certain compounds in cannabis are at fault.
Cannabis use is linked to psychosis, but only a small number of users will experience it.
Many of the harms associated with cannabis use are to do with its illegality.
There are health risks associated with cannabis use, but there's no evidence use will increase if it's legalised.
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Smoking cannabis has been linked with schizophrenia – and 94% seized in Britain in 2016 was of the high-potency variety.
A 2015 study from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse describes youth perceiving marijuana as “relatively harmless” and “not as dangerous as drinking and driving.”
Provincial policies to implement the legal consumption of marijuana are unlikely to protect children and youth. High school teachers and parents will be on the front line.
It doesn’t matter if you’re male, female, young or old, the major risk factor for ice induced psychosis is how much you use it and how addicted you are.
A new study has looked at why some ice users suffer psychosis and others don't.
Cannabidiol shows promise in treating psychosis in a placebo controlled trial.
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Integration reaps mental health benefits.
ECT is a highly effective treatment for severe depression and psychosis, so why does it still have a bad rap?
A study has for the first time provided a detailed profile of who mental health carers are and what they do.
A new study has for first time placed a dollar value on how much it would cost the government to replace those who unofficially care for family members with mental illness.
People given taurine had significantly improved overall mental health symptoms.
People given taurine had significantly improved overall mental health symptoms, including those of psychosis, compared to those given placebo.
But one thing is clear, only a small proportion of violence can be blamed on schizophrenia.
The search for answers can lead to despair.
Schizophrenia and the search for meaning in a puzzling world.
While nutrient supplementation can have a role in treating certain psychiatric disorders, all kinds of nutrients should, in the first instance, be consumed as part of a balanced wholefood diet.
A growing body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting mental health.