Psychology & Psychiatry

Towards a more objective schizophrenia diagnosis

The diagnosis of the mental disorder schizophrenia is a highly subjective and qualitative process. If a patient presents with particular characteristic symptoms such as false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Personalizing bipolar disorder treatment

Rapidly swinging from extremes of joy and energy to sadness, fatigue, and confusion, bipolar disorder (BD) patients feel desperate and largely alone in the world. And according to the National Institutes of Health, between ...

Health

Contradictory nutrition news creates consumer confusion

Exposure to conflicting news about the health benefits of certain foods, vitamins and supplements often results in confusion and backlash against nutrition recommendations, finds a recent study in the Journal of Health Communication: ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New tool helps detect delirium in hospital patients

UC San Francisco researchers have developed a two-minute assessment tool to help hospital staff predict a patient's risk of delirium, a change in mental cognition characterized by severe confusion and disorientation that ...

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