Genetics

Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer

Schizophrenia causes hallucinations and memory or cognition problems inter alia. This psychiatric illness affects 0.5 percent of the general population, and it may be related to genetic abnormalities of chromosome 22, known ...

Genetics

New knowledge could help predict and prevent depression

In a new study, researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project demonstrate that people with the highest genetic propensity are over two and a half times as likely to be treated in a psychiatric hospital for depression compared ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do psychiatric symptoms remain stable over time? New reviews

In patients with psychiatric disorders, stability of symptoms has important implications for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Two reviews of symptom stability over the course of psychiatric disorders—bipolar disorder ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis

Research from King's College London has found that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis. Results from a new MRC-funded trial, published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How meditation can help sufferers of schizophrenia

"I felt a sense of dissolving, disappearing completely." "My body and mind melted and merged with the universe." "I ceased to exist." These are excerpts of what I occasionally hear from the students who come to my yoga and ...

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