The stress and shame of conservatorships can sometimes do more harm than good to the people they’re supposed to protect.
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Conservatorships significantly restrict people’s ability to make decisions for themselves. Other options can provide support while maintaining respect for autonomy.
This device will provide results in a matter of minutes – while regular blood test results could take days or weeks.
Blood samples help doctors know whether a treatment is effective or not – and this device can provide this information almost instantly.
The colors in this microscope photo of a fruit fly brain show different types of neurons and the cells that surround them in the brain.
Sarah DeGenova Ackerman
Adaptable neurons are tied to learning and memory but also to neurological disorders. By studying fruit flies, researchers found a mechanism that controls neuroplasticity.
Schizophrenia has been identified as a significant risk factor for dying of COVID-19.
People with schizophrenia are almost three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those without the serious mental illness, making it second only to age as a risk factor for mortality.
It has long been recognised that mental disorders can run in families. And often members of such families differ in their symptoms.
Research on the genetic basis of mental illness has so far largely excluded anyone who is not of European heritage.
Media reporting often unfairly stigmatises people with mental illness and promotes the stereotype that mental illness causes violent behaviour. New guidelines offer tips for more responsible reporting.
Those with a diagnosis of schizophrenia may be more likely to interpret metaphorical thoughts literally.
Some severe mental illnesses include schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder.
Physical health conditions and socioeconomic disadvantage are both major reasons for this gap.
Some antipsychotics with the worst side-effects are the best at treating symptoms.
Close up of ‘Segment of aself’.
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It is essential that scientists seek to understand the unique experiences of individuals with schizophrenia.
The human brain has an estimated 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion neural connections.
Sections in the brain called “senders” and “receivers” are responsible for directing neural traffic, and we are now a step closer to understanding how they work.
Prevention of chronic disease can reduce the vast financial, social and environmental costs of many health-care interventions.
A triple-bottom-line approach can be used to evaluate health-care interventions, such as treatment for schizophrenia.
Researchers are trying to distinguish the signal from the noise.
First robust confirmation of an old theory that links a fall in oestrogen with worsening mental health.
Toxoplasma gondii only reproduces sexually in cats.
The parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects hosts, causes cysts in the brain and changes the behavior of the host. But is the microbe changing the hosts behavior or is the immune system to blame?
Cannabis seedlings are shown at the new Aurora Cannabis facility, November 24, 2017 in Montréal.
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Research shows that THC and CBD in cannabis have potential to interrupt the vicious cycle of opioid addiction, dependence, withdrawal and relapse.
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.
Cognitive behavioural therapy has become a go to for clinicians treating symptoms of schizophrenia. Recent studies suggest that this is a mistake.
Psoriasis is linked with psychosis.
Certain autoimmune disorders are linked to psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. But some appear to be protective.