Research suggests magicians lack magical thinking.
Almost two-thirds of UK adults aged 65 and over possess two or more long-term health conditions.
People who developed diabetes, psychosis and congestive heart failure, in that order, experienced the largest reduction in life expectancy
It estimated one out of ten of us will hear voices at some point in our lives.
The international Hearing Voices Movement has spent the past decades campaigning to destigmatise a surprisingly common phenomenon.
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Some people believe their hand doesn’t belong to them. Others think bugs are crawling under their skin.
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Antipsychotics can have severe side effects, there’s a lack of guidance on how to stop taking these drugs safely.
COVID has been linked with a higher rate of psychiatric and neurological disorders.
People who get COVID continue to face increased risks of developing some neurological and psychiatric conditions, like psychosis and dementia, for up to two years afterwards.
Mental health labels can be powerful and hurtful. We sat down with young patients, families and doctors to brainstorm new names for mental health conditions.
Typically, people who experience psychosis encounter it in young adulthood or alongside dementia later in life. Post-COVID psychosis can hit adults in their middle years.
Early intervention programs for young people with psychosis might cost more initially, and require more intensive support for longer periods, but they’re worth the investment.
It was hoped intensive early intervention programs might ‘bend the curve’ and change the lifetime trajectory of illnesses such as schizophrenia. But that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Women can be reluctant to report worrying symptoms and when they do, these symptoms can be dismissed, our research shows.
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.
Current mental health services aren’t targeted at young people. The few that are specialise in either complex mental health disorders, or newly emerging ones. We need a place that does everything.
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.
People with mental illness are especially vulnerable after they are discharged from hospital.
People with mental illness are at their most vulnerable when they’re discharged from hospital. Without the support of family or friends at this time, they’re less likely to recover.
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.
Having a hallucination or delusion doesn’t necessarily mean you have a mental health condition, such as schizophrenia.
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As many as one in ten people will have a psychotic experience in their lifetime – and researchers now know your genes play a role.
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.
The causes of schizophrenia are largely unknown.
Genes, drugs in early life, and stress have been linked to the development of schizophrenia.