psychotic disorders

Trauma victims can develop schizophrenia


April 20th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Children who have undergone severe trauma are thrice as likely to develop schizophrenia in later life, says a new study.Previous research focused on the biological factors ... Read more...

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Psychotic illness ‘begins at younger age among those who use cannabis’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Cannabis use is linked to an earlier onset of psychotic illness, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies."There is little doubt about the existence of an association ... Read more...

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Researchers allege that Chopin may have suffered from epilepsy


January 25th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in Spain have identified that the 19th-century composer, Frederic Chopin's lapses of consciousness may have been due to temporal lobe epilepsy.At the time, Chopin’s partner, George ... Read more...

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People with psychotic disorders 12 times likelier to commit suicide


December 7th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A psychiatrist has said that people with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, are 12 times more likely to commit suicide than average.The research found that ... Read more...

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Sexually abused kids at higher risk of schizophrenia


November 8th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) Sexually abused children are likely to develop psychotic illnesses later in life, a study says.Researchers from Monash University, Australia, say that such children are more likely to develop ... Read more...

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Sexually abused ‘at higher risk of developing psychotic disorders’


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Children who are sexually abused, especially if it involves penetration, are at higher risk for developing schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to an Australian study.Margaret C. Cutajar, ... Read more...

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Urban dwellers more prone to psychotic disorders: Study


September 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people staying in urban areas are more likely to have psychotic disorders."There is a substantial worldwide variation in incidence rates of schizophrenia," ... Read more...

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Understanding gene-environment interaction for a psychosis model


August 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Psychotic disorders vary greatly across places and demographic groups, as do symptoms, course, and treatment response across individuals.This, in combination with progress in the area of molecular genetics, ... Read more...

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Investigations Indicate A Complex Link Between Marijuana And Psychotic Disorders


July 25th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Scientists have wanted to comprehend the complex link between marijuana and psychosis since many years. Cannabis can generate interim psychotic experiences such as delirium and ... Read more...

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Complex Link Between Marijuana And Psychotic Disorder Intrigues Researchers


July 25th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists for ages have tried to find out the link between the use of marijuana and psychotic disorders ranging from short term hallucination to long term ... Read more...

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Scientists offer new insights into breast-feeding hormone


February 3rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Scientists have pinpointed a mechanism for regulating prolactin, a hormone. The results may be significant for conditions and functions such as breast-feeding, sexual libido, and metabolism. Prolactin is released ... Read more...

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Fish oil ‘can help fight psychosis’


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Fish oil supplements can help prevent full-blown psychotic illness in individuals at extremely high risk of developing psychosis, claims a new study.The study has been published in the ... Read more...

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Schizophrenics, psychotics more likely to die of heart disease


November 16th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) People with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders are more likely to die of heart disease than normal people, says a new study. Moreover, smoking and physical inactivity - ... Read more...

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People with severe mental disorders more at risk of dying from heart disease


November 14th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): People suffering from severe mental disorders, like schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, are 25 percent to 40 percent likely to die from heart disease than those without such ... Read more...

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Brain defect behind early schizophrenia uncovered


September 8th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): In a first of its kind functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study, researchers at Columbia University have identified an area of the brain, called the CA1 subfield, which ... Read more...

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Growing drug ties choking India, Nepal


February 20th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Despite scores of law enforcement agencies across the world battling to control drug smuggling, the menace has mushroomed last year with growing links between South Asian neighbours India ... Read more...

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Bipolar disorder more likely in children of older fathers


September 2nd, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Bipolar disorder is likely to be more common among children of older fathers, according to a study.The condition is a common, severe mood disorder involving episodes of mania ... Read more...

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Kids of older dads at higher bipolar risk


September 2nd, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Children born to older fathers are more likely to develop bipolar disorder, common condition sometimes known as manic depression, according to a report in the September issue ... Read more...

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Long-term cannabis use linked to brain abnormalities


June 3rd, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Long-term, heavy cannabis users are likely to have structural abnormalities in brain, says a new study.The new study led by Murat Yucel, Ph.D., M.A.P.S., of Orygen Research ... Read more...

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Short-term use of antipsychotics raises death risk in dementia patients


May 27th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Ontario have shown that short term courses of antipsychotic medications, when given to older adults with dementia, are ... Read more...

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Neighbourhood ethnic density linked with risk of psychosis among immigrants


February 5th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 5 (ANI):In astudy by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The Hague , Netherlands , it was cited that neighbourhood ethnic density is linked with ... Read more...

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