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Schizophrenia - Antipsychotic Drugs Significantly Reduce Relapse Risk

Schizophrenia - Antipsychotic Drugs Significantly Reduce Relapse Risk | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Five decades worth of evidence demonstrates that antipsychotic drugs can decrease the risk of relapse in patients with schizophrenia by 60%

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Can Talk Therapy Help Persons with Schizophrenia?

Can Talk Therapy Help Persons with Schizophrenia? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Cognitive therapy and schizophrenia.

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Sherokee Stuckey's curator insight, March 25, 12:04 AM

This was interesting to read cause we talked about it in class and our textbook talked about it.

Abigail Black's curator insight, December 9, 3:58 PM

This was a very interesting article about schizophrenia that explored different options and solutions to help people cope and live with the disorder of schizophrenia. It talked about and listed many of the symptoms that are also listed in the text book. (Lilienfeld, 2010) This article talked about how many people with this disorder don't realize that their thinking is abnormal and that they need to help and often times these people abuse street drugs to try and cope with what they are experiencing instead of seeking professional help. The article discussed a study done that showed that talk therapy can significantly help people with schizophrenia. It can help them to get the voices out of their head and have someone to try and make sense of what is going on with them. This also helps them to realize that their thinking isn't normal and talk therapy helps them and improves their symptoms. 

This is a very credible article because it comes from a very credible website with good information. (psychologytoday.com)

This article does account for gender differences because the study that was discussed in the article was performed on men and women. 

 

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psychologytoday.com

 

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S.J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B.   (2010). 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering 

 

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Smokers could be more prone to schizophrenia

Smokers could be more prone to schizophrenia | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Schizophrenia has long been known to be hereditary. However, as a melting pot of disorders with different genetic causes is concealed behind manifestations of schizophrenia, research has still not been able to identify the main gene responsible to this day.

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Ayala Maayan Tamsut's curator insight, March 30, 2:36 PM

"smoking might also increase the impact of particular genes on the risk of schizophrenia.” this website is talking about the disposal of the smoking on the  chances to suffer from schizophrenia"

Danielle Riley's curator insight, April 17, 5:01 PM

Would love to know exactly what impact smoking has on the gene

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Scientists shocked to find antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia

Scientists shocked to find antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A cheap antibiotic normally prescribed to teenagers for acne is to be tested as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia, in a trial that could advance scientific understanding of the causes of mental illness.
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Danielle Riley's curator insight, April 17, 5:05 PM

Highlights an interesting way of looking at mental illnesses as inflamations in the brain

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Schizophrenia: When hallucinatory voices suppress real ones, new electronic application may help

Schizophrenia: When hallucinatory voices suppress real ones, new electronic application may help | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
When a patient afflicted with schizophrenia hears inner voices something is taking place inside the brain that prevents the individual from perceiving real voices. A simple electronic application may help the patient learn to shift focus.
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jewell Moss's curator insight, March 10, 8:03 PM

So interesting how the mind works, we are coming so close to discovering the ilnesses of the mind, and how to prevent it. Read on! #Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia diagnosis associated with progressive brain changes among adolescents

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Adolescents diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses appear to show greater decreases in gray matter volume and increases in cerebrospinal fluid in the frontal lobe compared to healthy adolescents without a diagnosis of psychosis, according...
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Researchers discover clues to developing more effective antipsychotic drugs

Researchers discover clues to developing more effective antipsychotic drugs | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified the pattern of cell signaling induced by antipsychotic drugs in a complex composed of two brain receptors linked to schizophrenia.
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Schizophrenia Diagnosis Via Epigenetic Changes In Blood

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In a new study, researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have identified epigenetic changes - known as DNA methylation - in the blood of patients with schizophrenia.
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Schizophrenia patients' ability to monitor reality may be helped by computerized training

Schizophrenia patients' ability to monitor reality may be helped by computerized training | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
People with schizophrenia who completed 80 hours of intensive, computerized cognitive training exercises were better able to perform complex tasks that required them to distinguish their internal thoughts from reality.
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Study compares traits of autism and schizophrenia

Study compares traits of autism and schizophrenia | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A UT Dallas professor is studying the differences between the social impairments found in autism and schizophrenia to help develop better treatments for people with both disorders.
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Sherokee Stuckey's curator insight, March 24, 11:47 PM

I found this interesting because comorbitity has such high rates in so many mental illnesses.

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In schizophrenia research, a path to the brain through the nose

In schizophrenia research, a path to the brain through the nose | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Recent advances in basic cellular neuroscience now suggest that, for some purposes, cultured neural stem cells may be studied in order to research psychiatric disease mechanisms. But where can one obtain these cells outside of the brain?

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Schizophrenia - Single Genetic Changes In Two Genes Raise Risk

Schizophrenia - Single Genetic Changes In Two Genes Raise Risk | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

According to a study by Johns Hopkins investigators published in the Nov. 16 issue of Neuron, the risk of developing schizophrenia may be increased by carrying single DNA letter changes from two different genes.

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